St. Patrick’s Day is one of my FAVORITE holidays. I especially love all of the rainbow themed lessons, science experiments, crafts, snacks, and more! I’ve rounded up some of of my favorite things we do in our classroom plus other ideas I’ve seen around the web. Enjoy!
First up, we LOVED this “How to Catch a Leprechaun” writing project that Deanna Jump and I created. We focused on transition words like first, next, then, finally, last, etc. Students used a planning page to plan their story, and then I helped them edit it. Then, they created their rainbow and wrote the instructions in order. They illustrated their story on a pot of gold. This coincided perfectly with our family project–Leprechuan Traps!
The bulletin board turned out SO cute!
You can grab the rainbow writing craft here!
Leprechaun Trap Family Project
Here are the AMAZING Leprechaun traps our families brought in. These projects never cease to amaze me.
I always send these project guidelines home a few weeks early so families can come up with a plan and work together.
Free Rainbow Activities (download below)
Another fun activity we do is write “Rainbow Spelling Words”. On each arc of the rainbow, students use thin markers to write their spelling words (or sight words) in the appropriate color. This is great repetitive practice that doesn’t feel like rote practice. In fact, the kids went on and on about how much fun it was!
Another fun writing activity we completed that took very little prep work was this one. I used Astrobrights Paper for the strips and printed out the clouds on white paper. Grab this and other Rainbow freebies at the bottom of this post!
It’s funny to see what the kids would buy vs what I would buy! 😉
On St. Patrick’s Day, we’ll taste a rainbow! I’m having each child bring in a food that’s a color of the rainbow for the whole class to sample. Thankfully, we don’t have any food allergies this year so this activity is a possibility for us! The kids are really excited and are secretly planning what they’ll bring.
Here are few other rainbow activities from around the web.
- Crayon Play Doh by The OT Toolbox
- Marshmallow Rainbow Stamping by Mrs. Plemons’ Kindergarten
- Rainbow Telescope by Smart School House
- Paper Plate Craft by Inner Child Fun
- Rainbow STEM by Little Bins for Little Hands
- Rainbow Twirlers by Crafty Morning
Want to get several FREE activities that I mentioned in this post? You can download them below! Just click the picture below to grab your FREEBIES! 🙂
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