Do You Believe in Leprechauns?
Here's how we did our survey graph:
- First, the children move around the room asking their friends if they believe in Leprechauns.
- They put tally marks in either the yes or no column.
- Then, they create a graph to show the results.
- Last, the analyze their data.
Finding Gold Sight Word Game
To play the game:
- Spread the cards on the flower.
- Give several children each a fly swatter.
- Tell them the target word.
- They seek for the word.
- When they find the word, the leprechaun gathers the gold.
Cut a Sentence--Do You Have Gold?
- Invite the children to roll a dice and count out that many pieces of gold.
- Gather the Leprechaun's Pots of Gold game board.
- The children share the gold so that each pot gets an equal amount of gold.
- Last, the kids record their results on the recording page.
How to Catch a Leprechaun?
- First, the kids paint the paper plate. Allow to dry.
- Using pompoms, wiggly eyes, and paper, create a face.
- Add hair. We used the crinkle paper you can find in the gift wrapping section of the dollar store.
- Add the hat to the top.
- Staple the paper plate leprechaun to several sheets of paper.
- Invite the children to write the steps for how to catch a leprechaun.
Can We Make Green?
- Give each child a Ziploc bag.
- Put shaving cream in each bag.
- In 1/3 of the bag put red and yellow food coloring, in 1/3 put red and blue food coloring and in the final 1/3 put blue and yellow food coloring.
- Zip the top of the bag closed.
- Invite the children to mix their colors together.
- Which colors made green?
- The children record the results on the recording page.
To make the shakes:
- Give each child a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
- Add "green" sprite-leprechaun juice.
- Invite the kids to mix them together.
- Add rainbow sprinkles to the top.
- Now it's time to drink our Shakes!
- As a follow up, we invited the children to sequence the pictures of how we made the shakes.
- Now, they wrote the steps to match each picture.
- Or, you could do a guided writing lesson where you and the children work together to record the steps.
- Or the children could sequence the pictures in a booklet.
- On each page, they cut apart a sentence and put the words in order.
St. Patrick's Day Parade
- Invite the children to spin the spinner.
- Whichever picture it lands on, the children locate that clip art and add it to the parade.
- Keep spinning until all of the squares are filled. (They can land on the same thing more than once.)
- Sequence the ordinal number cards.
- Find black and white clip art to match the parade.
- Invite the children to glue the clip are to match their parade.
- Label each with the ordinal position.