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Learning Resources for St. Patrick’s Day

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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!

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Wishing you Irish blessings!

betty jo

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The Leprechaun Hunt

st. ZebThis is a very silly Z7.  He and I teamed up for our local parks&rec Leprechaun Hunt.  Very clever.  They gave us a map and a list of clues to follow.  “Mr. Leprechaun loves to eat fish.  He has been known to catch them from all ‘ACROSS’ the pond” was our first clue to solve.  Z7 knew right away what it meant – the bridge across the lake that people fish from.  When we got there they gave us washable markers to draw  “rainbow mustaches” on each other.

There were eight clues in all.  Each had a silly activity to go with.   B14, E17, and A22 worked at the different clue stations with other volunteers from our church (I’m not sure how our church got involved in this community service project, but I was happy that they took this opportunity).  Everyone said they had a good time, and I know A7 and I did too.

It’s such a blessing to be able to spend the afternoon at the park with those I love on a beautiful (almost) spring day.  I think we received those Irish blessings we worked on during our homeschool week.

An Irish Blessing:

“May god give you…

For every storm, a rainbow,

For every tear, a smile,

For every care, a promise,

And a blessing in each trial,

For every problem life sends,

A faithful friend to share,

For every sigh, a sweet song,

And an answer for each prayer.”

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!   And Happy Leprechaun Hunting!

For another post about St. Patrick’s Day click here:  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/03/14/absolutely-no-pinching/

betty jo

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