When St. Patrick’s Day comes around, students start thinking of two things – dressing in green and catching a leprechaun. And every kid knows the best ways to catch a leprechaun are by building a trap – or by getting hold of his hat!
If you are on the lookout for a great way to incorporate leprechaun activities into your classroom, this blog post has some great ideas for you! You will find fun books about leprechauns and St. Patrick’s Day and some great bulletin board ideas for your classroom too. You’ll also find some fun leprechaun hat math activities that you can do with your elementary students!
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Leprechaun Activities Math Fun
First off, you definitely want to check out these adorable leprechaun at math resources. Every elementary teacher knows it takes a lot of practice to get those basic math facts ingrained into the minds of students. But when they see these wonderful leprechaun hats, your students will actually want to practice! And since there are different types to choose from – covering the four basic math skills – you can easily challenge your higher students with while giving your other kids the time to practice at their appropriate level as well. (Keep reading if basic math facts aren’t a need in your classroom. I have an EDITABLE puzzle option too!)
Various leprechaun activities are available below. Click on the one/s that are most appropriate for your students.
Want an EDITABLE Leprechaun Hat Option?
If the math options above aren’t for you, no problem! You’re going to love this editable puzzle. It’s a great way to cover various topics, such as math skills, literacy, Spanish or other foreign languages, vocabulary, and more. shamrock or horseshoe shapes, you can see them ALL here
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Also Great for Decor!
Now, take a moment to picture how adorable these finished leprechaun hat puzzles will look when finished! They make GREAT bulletin boards, doorway decorations, or even hallways displays! You students can cut them out and complete their puzzles. Then bring out the crayons and markers so your students can decorate their leprechaun hats for maximum appeal to any leprechauns wandering nearby.
The finished displays are a perfect addition to other St. Patrick’s Day decor! (Even better – no administrator can complain about them not being academic because the kids work so hard to put them together!) And if students are lucky, those hats might even captivate a leprechaun or two!
And here are some great book ideas so students can practice their reading skills while enjoying some really fun stories about leprechauns and St. Patrick’s Day!
- Picture Books
- Chapter Books
- How to Build a Leprechaun Trap
- Leprechaun in Late Winter (Magic Tree House #43)
- Leprechauns and Irish Folklore: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House Merlin Mission #15: Leprechaun in Late Winter
- Leprechauns Don’t Play Basketball (The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids, #4)
- Rosco the Rascal at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade
St. Patrick’s Day is always a lot of fun in the classroom. And with these great Leprechaun Activities, your students can practice their math, reading, and express their creativity while celebrating the day!
Still not sure about my leprechaun hat activities? No worries!
Click here or on the image to grab your FREE circle puzzles. Then you’ll see if these puzzles are a good fit for your students. Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division options are included in this freebie.