This post originally appeared on the blog Foundation into First.
1. Study Ireland’s geography and history.
Any good geography unit incorporates aspects of cultural and geographic elements. In fact, geography is no longer just the study of maps but more an exploration of places, spaces, and their use by the people who live there.
The All about Ireland Activity Pack has plenty of activities to help you explore this exciting country including spinners, maps, flags, posters, activity sheets, and word searches.
It’s an easy way to stay on track with your geography study, whilst still exploring a traditional celebration within your own community.
2. Learn who St. Patrick was.
Who was St. Patrick? Why is he the Patron Saint of Ireland and why do we celebrate his death? The St. Patrick’s Day Activity Pack will help your students answer these questions and more. In addition, they can explore the history concepts of a timeline of St. Patrick’s Day, writing activities, vocabulary (word wall), research sheets, and fun activities such as the craft and word search activities. This little pack is bursting with goodies and aligns to the Australian curriculum for History and Geography (HASS – click here to find out what HASS is) for Foundation – Year 3.
3. Introduce themed St. Patrick’s Day activities into literacy centers and math rotations.
4. Play some themed games and do some St. Patrick’s Day crafts.
A celebration is supposed to be fun and it is possible to learn while having fun, isn’t it? I’ve used these little St. Patrick’s Day Bingo cards to bring some exploration of cultural symbols for St Patrick’s Day into the classroom. Bingo is also a great way to practice some vocabulary and listening work. At only $1, this pack is a great find!
These St Patrick’s Day Colouring Pages are a fun activity that are fantastic for fast finishers with lots of cultural symbols to select from for only $1!
5. Read a St. Patrick’s Day story.
There are so many St. Patrick’s Day themed picture books to select from I simply couldn’t select one so listed below you will find my favourites. Click each picture to see more details of where they are available.