All of the United States is in a winter blizzard right now so I have decided to dream of warmer days ahead including lucky charms, pots of sparkling gold and colorful rainbows. St. Patrick’s Day will be here before we know it. What kinds of St. Patrick’s Day activities in the classroom do you have planned? For 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades, sometimes it can be trickier to tie in holidays and still get the curriculum standards in, but don’t worry- I have plenty of ideas for you to use! Here are some fun St. Patrick’s Day Activities for the classroom!
Math Ideas for St. Patrick’s Day
Cracking the Classroom Code + Finding the Gold Escape Rooms
If you haven’t tried a Class Escape Room yet, what are you waiting for?!
These are interactive games where the students are timed. There is a hidden pot of gold, and students must get to it before the leprechaun does! Students must solve a string of questions and clues, as well as decode different ciphers to find the gold. If your class has never played an escape game before, I suggest playing this as a whole class. However, materials are provided for up to 6 different groups to play at one time. It truly does help to create a “team bonding” experience.
Students try to solve clues and questions to escape the classroom. You, the teacher, can decide how much time your students have to complete the task. I suggest 60 minutes, but it is up to your discretion. You can project a timer for your class, or put one somewhere for all the students to see, so they can keep track of how much time they have left to complete their task.
This is similar to a scavenger hunt where students will be moving around the room, looking for clues to unlock their envelopes (I have included riddles and suggestions on where to hide each clue). A paper is provided so students can write their work down. For many of the questions, students must have an answer that matches one on an envelope. If the answers do not match, they can’t open or “unlock” the envelope, and must rework the question.
Everything is included, however teachers must provide their own envelopes. I give step by step instructions on how to set up the game, including pictures! This is sure to capture the attention of your students and provide lots of FUN during the school day!
Available for 1st-6th grades:
Hidden Picture Tiles for St. Patrick’s Day
This product works great for distance learning, or in a classroom. Engage
your students with a fun math review game on Google Slides. Students will
simply click and drag the correct answer to match the question. These are
great for the month of March and the days leading up to St. Patrick’s Day!
There are 15 secret pictures included. Assign them throughout the entire month of March! These hidden pictures can be used on any device! They are completely digital, and created on Google Slides.
The best parts?
- No printing paper!
- Highly engaging!
Available for 3rd, 4th and 5th grades:
Digital Math Decoding
These are perfect for the month of March and leading up to St. Patrick’s
Day. With this activity, students will drag and drop the numbers to decode
the secret times. This game is to be played in edit mode, not presentation
mode. These slides can be used on any device. The questions are all based on Common Core Standards, depending on the grade level chosen.
Make math fun with this engaging St. Patrick’s Day themed math activity! It is perfect for center time, bell work, self-starts, early finishers, exit tickets. math review, test prep, and more!
Available for 2nd-5th grades:
Writing Ideas for St. Patrick’s Day
This doodle journal comes in a digital and print version. This makes it perfect for distance learning or the classroom! There are 20 prompts, one for each day of the week for the month of March. The digital version is on Google Slides and can be used on any device.
Each journal page has a journal writing topic, a quick graphic organizer, a place to insert or doodle a picture, and a section to write about the topic.
These journal prompts are a great way to get your students writing. They will help them organize their thoughts, and write on a variety of topics. Included is a good mix between informational, opinion, and narrative prompts.
These St. Patrick’s Day journal prompts are perfect for bell ringers, to start your writing block each day, for fast finishers, as a keepsake for the end of the year, as story starters for bigger writing projects, exit tickets, and so much more!
Want more St. Patrick’s Day Ideas for the Classroom:
10 digital stickers
10 Google Classroom headers
Weekly and Monthly Newsletter Templates
5 bulletin board templates
1 class jobs bulletin board template, including a version to type your own jobs
Happy St. Patrick’s Day
Welcome to class
Schedule (3 variations)
Before you go…
Quote of the Day
Week at a Glance
Happy birthday to you!
Subject Slides (3 variations for each):
What kinds of activities do you do in your room for St. Patrick’s Day?
Until Next Time,