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As a student I didn’t have teachers who got into St. Patrick’s Day. For my first two years of teaching, we did a few activities – but nothing major. However, during my third year of teaching I realized just how much fun St. Patrick’s Day can be!
I watched a teacher who left little leprechaun footprints from the doorway of the building all the way into her classroom. It was so neat! The leprechauns left her students little treats. But – best of all – they all set leprechaun traps to try and catch the leprechauns.
I decided to try some of her ideas with my own twist.
Here each of my Kindergarten students set traps to catch the leprechauns. I let them use every day materials from the classroom so I didn’t have to bring too much extra stuff in.
Then each student wrote a note to the leprechaun trying to trick them. I love what they came up with!! (Some of the kids even went as far as putting a small doll beside their note and writing a note to the leprechaun that it was his new “girlfriend”. Oh the things they come up with!!)
If you are looking for a St. Patrick’s Day activity for grades 3-6, please click on the picture below. It will take you to my Saint Patrick’s Day History with Facts & Opinions worksheet. It is only $1.00 and a great way for the older students to have some fun with this holiday while also practicing their fact and opinions skills.