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This March, add The Luckiest St. Patrick’s Day Ever activities to your holiday book studies. Your students will love this St. Patrick’s Day book!
As you head into the month of March and start planning which St. Patrick’s Day books you’ll read, be sure to add The Luckiest St. Patrick’s Day Ever and this book companion to your list.
You can download and print this book companion and activity pack to go with The Luckiest St. Patrick’s Day Ever. But, it works well with any St. Patrick’s Day or leprechaun-themed picture book. Just skip printing the cover page if you use it with another book.
The Luckiest St. Patrick’s Day Ever Activities
Below are some teaching ideas and a free book companion to help make this a meaningful read aloud for your students.
After reading The Luckiest St. Patrick’s Day Ever with your students and kids, choose a fun snack and a craft to extend the experience.
The free book companion featured below goes right along with the story. The activities will help you dig deeper into the book with your kids.
This book companion features pages that discuss setting, story sequence, important events, and more. In addition, there are worksheets that focus on verbs, number words, ABC order, and more!
This, of course, is a great story to read during the month of March as you head into your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. It’s also a good book to add to your book lists featuring books about leprechauns, friends, family, and celebrations.
Here’s a fun video of the book being read aloud. If you have enough books for everyone in the room, they can listen and follow along. If not, just let them enjoy the video.
FUN CONNECTIONS TO MAKE WITH THE STORY
• Leprechauns – Are they real or make-believe? What would your kids do if they caught one? What would they hope to find at the end of a leprechaun’s rainbow?
• Family – Discuss immediate and extended family. Mom and dad vs. Grandma and Grandpa…
• Celebrations – How do your students celebrate the holidays? Do they go all out, or are they low-key celebrations? How does Christmas compare to St. Patrick’s Day?
• Traditions – Discuss some of the icons and traditions related to St. Patrick’s Day – shamrocks, rainbows, Irish stew, etc.
• Ireland – Can your students find Ireland on the map? Has anyone ever been to Ireland? How far are you from Ireland?
THE Luckiest St. Patrick’s Day Ever HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES
Your kids will have a blast trying to catch a leprechaun! Check out how to build a leprechaun trap with this step-by-step tutorial.
Your little crafters will love this St Patrick’s shamrock craft! They’ll build hand strength and motor skills with this fun lacing craft.
Kids can work on fine motor skills as they create this pot o’ gold paper plate craft for kids. It’s the perfect addition to your St. Patrick’s Day activities.
St. Patrick’s Day Picture Books
Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about St. Patrick’s Day. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them on Amazon by clicking the images below.
How to Catch a Leprechaun – You’ve been planning night and day, and finally you’ve created the perfect trap! Now all you need to do is wait. Is this the year you’ll finally catch the leprechaun? Start a St. Patrick’s Day tradition with this fun and lively children’s book.
The Night Before St. Patrick’s Day – It’s the night before St. Patrick’s Day, and Tim and Maureen are wide awake setting traps to catch a leprechaun! When they wake the next morning to the sound of their dad playing the bagpipes and the smell of their mom cooking green eggs, they’re shocked to find that they’ve actually caught a leprechaun. But will they be able to find his pot of gold?
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover! – There was an Old Lady who swallowed things over and over, and now she’s come back to swallow a clover! She’s back! That lovely old lady has returned just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. Now she’s swallowing items to make the perfect rainbow to hide a pot of gold.
This leprechaun trap craft kit comes with everything you need to build an attractive trap for a devious leprechaun—and fool-proof tips for catching one!
Explore the colors and symbols of St. Patrick’s Day with this fun Mini St. Patrick’s Day themed Playdough Kit. Kids can “bury” the gold coins and jewels in the playdough and dig for it, then put their discovered treasure in the cauldron.
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