For the past few years, we have spent a couple of weeks every March studying all things Irish and St. Patrick. Here are the wonderful links we have learned from.
Ireland and Irish Poetry with Notebooking, Copywork, and Activity Resources https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/03/14/absolutely-no-pinching/
More St. Patrick’s Day Resources and Activities with Music, Dancing, and Language https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/03/15/irish-prayers-and-irish-jigs/
Tour Ireland with a Photo Slide Show http://www.irishphotos.com/
St. Patrick, History, and Celebration Articles http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/subjects/stpatricksday.htm
This year we’re taking a different approach for St. Patrick’s Day learning. Below are the links that I’ve found for us.
Science and nutrition resources for learning about cabbage from my friend Fran http://www.franw.com/2012/03/cabbage.html
And, Fran has Shamrocks, too! http://www.franw.com/2018/02/shamrocks.html
2 St. Patrick’s Day Math Lessons – https://www.yummymath.com/2017/saint-patricks-day-march-17th/
Rainbow experiments http://www.weatherwizkids.com/experiments-rainbow.htm
3 Part Video Series, “The Irish in America” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0sZ_j6WcyI
Famous Irish American Songs http://www.irishamericanjourney.com/2011/10/irish-american-songs.html
Leprechaun Facts http://www.livescience.com/37626-leprechauns.html
St. Patrick’s Day themed interactive games http://www.primarygames.com/holidays/st.patricksday/games.php
We haven’t made a batch of play dough since before Christmas, so I’ve added this to our activities as well. I wish we had a little one around, the mats look like they would be fun for a younger child. http://www.blessedbeyondadoubt.com/free-st-patricks-day-play-dough-mats/
E showed me this photo from a Pinterest board. We’ll make a few of these “Pot- O-Gold at the End of the Rainbow” jars as prizes for a follow the clues treasure hunt. It looks like gold wrapped candy in the bottom followed with layers of M&Ms or Skittles and topped with mimi marshmellows. Cute!
Wishing you Irish blessings!