St. Patrick’s Day Teaching Ideas Kids will Love

Inside: Check out our fun list of St. Patrick’s Day teaching ideas for your classroom or homeschool

St. Patrick’s Day is such a fun holiday in the classroom! After all, who doesn’t love wearing green? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Your students are so lucky to have you as a teacher, especially in the month of March when the theme is St. Patrick’s Day and everything lucky! You can incorporate lucky leprechaun-esque activities in each content area. Here are a few St. Patrick’s Day teaching ideas kids will love! From math to writing St. Patrick’s Day activities, there is something for every content area.

These St. Patrick’s day teaching ideas include fun and engaging St. Patrick’s Day teaching activities. These include lucky charms math, St. Patrick’s Day crafts for kids, St. Patrick’s Day day worksheets, March sub plans, and more! Low prep and no prep St. Patrick’s Day teaching ideas included for elementary grades. Also contains great homeschool ideas! Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade. #wifeteachermommy #teachersfollowteachers #teaching

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Count Your Lucky Charms with these Marshmallow St. Patrick’s Day Teaching Ideas!

As if we need an excuse to buy Lucky Charms! Enjoy the sweet cereal along with these St. Patrick’s Day teaching ideas for math. Graphing marshmallows by color is a great way to get your children enjoying math while eating a tasty St. Patrick’s Day treat! The cereal marshmallow activities pack for upper elementary (3-5) also comes with other fun-filled math and language arts activities incorporating these lucky treats.

Cereal marshmallow math activities for 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade! Perfect St. Patrick's Day teaching activity!

Pre-K-K cereal marshmallow activities and 1st-2nd Grade cereal marshmallow activities are also available!

Lucky charm math activities for 1st grade and 2nd grade! This is such a fun St. Patrick's Day teaching idea.

If picking out Lucky Charms marshmallows isn’t your thing, you can buy the marshmallows only to save yourself time and pick through cereal. Charm designs may vary with marshmallows only. Enjoy these fun activities at the end of the leprechaun’s rainbow.

Write Like a Sneaky Leprechaun

Emphasizing kindness and community is so important in the elementary classroom. One way to do this is by writing special notes to one another. With the Sneaky Leprechaun Writing activities, you’ll get step-by-step lessons to help your children find their own recipient of notes written by “a sneaky leprechaun”. An introductory story, parent letter, student name cards, recording sheet (to keep track of who has whom), 10 pre-written prompts, 4 pre-written report to teachers prompts, differentiated writing pages, reveal cards, and thank you pages are all included! You can see exactly why this made it into our list of St. Patrick’s Day teaching ideas!

This St. Patrick's Day secret student sneaky leprechaun activity is a very fun St. Patrick's Day teaching resource!

You can use these lessons all year long with the growing secret student activities writing bundle. Whether it’s back to school, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, or more, these activities are sure to build community and help your writers build their writing stamina!

Make Your Own Alphabet

Read alouds are huge in elementary classrooms. Sharing inspirational books with your students, especially around special holidays, can inspire incredible student writing. S is for Shamrock: an Ireland Alphabet gives an overview of Ireland with an A-Z tour of the country. This book is perfect to share even for more advanced readers. Share the Ireland Alphabet and then have your students write their own alphabet book based on their personal history or culture. They could write a book about the country or state their family is from or a special hobby or interest. Using St. Patrick’s Day and Ireland as inspiration will help your students explore their own creative nonfiction writing.

March Forward with a Month of Fun Activities

March can be a busy month as you start the last term of the school year. Inevitably, you may have to miss a day or more for illness or training. Make sure to utilize March’s sub plans with ELA lessons and behavior and organizational sheets ready to go! The March fill-in-the-blanks (think Mad Libs) reinforce parts of speech and make for a product that will cause giggles galore.

St. Patrick's Day sub plan activities for upper elementary! This is a great St. Patrick's Day teaching idea. Students will practice their parts of speech. 3rd, 4th, 5th grade.

Your kids will also enjoy the “How to Catch a Leprechaun” writing activity. There are more than 60 pages of plans to help you in any absence, planned or unplanned. Plans are differentiated for Kindergarten, 1st-2nd grades, and 3rd-5th grades. Check out some of more of the activities below!

St. Patrick's Day reading passage for 1st grade and 2nd grade. Great for emergency sub plans! St. Patrick's Day activity.

Kindergarten St. Patrick's Day sub plan activities. Great teaching ideas for St. Patrick's Day!

Even if you don’t need a guest teacher for the whole month, these lesson plans contain activities related to St. Patrick’s Day that are simple to use and ready-to-go. Save some time on lessons while you’re in the classroom so you can focus on the fun stuff, building relationships with your students! They will love these St. Patrick’s Day teaching ideas.

Study Irish History

Need more St. Patrick’s Day teaching ideas? Give your students a chance to explore the country of Ireland, where St. Patrick made his home for most of his life. National Geographic Kids, Britannica Kids, and the Smithsonian Institution are online sources for your students to explore and learn more about Ireland. If you are looking for print resources, try Histropedia: The Story of Ireland from Then Until Now or The History of Ireland. Both books use pictures and words appropriate for ages 8-12 and are fantastic companions to explore both historic and current (the early 2000s) Ireland.

During the month of March, celebrate the holiday with these St. Patrick’s Day teaching ideas kids will love. Try out some ready-made resources, fun to read books, and other activities in March! Be sure to check out all of the St. Patrick’s Day teaching resources mentioned in this post.

Check out more ideas on how to integrate holiday and seasonal themes into your classroom here!

107 Responses

    1. I love the rhyming pages, a great way to play with the sounds! Thank you, I canโ€™t wait to try your ideas!

  1. These are great and easy to use! I get overwhelmed looking at ideas for the holidays but these make it easier on me! Thanks for sharing!

  2. The lucky charms fraction page is wonderful! My third graders are learning about fractions right now, so this would be a perfect way for them to practice what they have learned!

  3. 1. I’m oddly obsessed with MadLibs!
    2. Why am I the last to know that you can buy JUST the marshmallows from Lucky Charms cereal??!!

    Wow – thanks for the awesome ideas! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I just love anything and everything green, so St. Patrick’s Day is an awesome day in my book. Thanks for the fun activities!!!

  5. Love these simple ways to make learning fun! I try to do something for every holiday, but was coming up short on things for St. Patrick’s Day. This is perfect!

  6. I love holiday inspired lessons because it gives students more motivation to learn and have fun especially towards the end of the year.

  7. Thank you for giving so many great ideas of what myself and my students can do in the classroom next month! I canโ€™t wait!!

  8. Love these ideas! The fraction activity is my favorite, the kiddos will love eating their marshmallows when done.

  9. I love that you found a way to let the kids have fun, but they still are learning something. These are a must for March!

  10. These are great ideas! We talk a lot about comparing numbers in 1st grade so my students will love the math activity. I’m always trying to find creative ideas that go along with the holidays. Thank you!

  11. My kids did the adding with the lucky charms but halfway through it, they decided eating them would be more fun!

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