This leprechaun mini-unit makes St. Patrick’s Day VERY easy to plan for, VERY fun for students, and VERY easy to integrate themed-learning into the day. It is designed for both teachers who want a flowing, motivating unit for a day of learning and fun AND for teachers who are looking for some extra resources to add to what they already do for St. Patrick’s Day.
It has everything you need! It starts off with a letter from Leo the Leprechaun to capture students’ attention and build anticipation for the day’s activities. The activities included are…
*I Spy Game -“Leo’s I Spy Game” is a fun and novel way to build background about leprechauns
*Chant – “The Leprechaun Jig” is a fun reading activity to get students dancing like a leprechaun.
*Student Storybook – “Leo’s Visit” is a story about a fun-loving leprechaun who visits a classroom. Interaction is built in by having students Partner Talk to answer questions and highlight key details in the text to support their answers.
*Story Sequencing Cut & Paste activity for the story “Leo’s Visit”.
*Craft – Students make a paper Bobblehead leprechaun that is also a snack holder.
*Snack Ideas – Very simple and inexpensive ideas.
*Writing Activity – After completing a prewriting page, students write a simple paragraph about a little leprechaun.
* Math Task – “Leprechaun Equality” engages students in using a given set of numbers to make equal expressions. Lot’s of thinking required, that’s for sure! 🙂