How to Set Up a Fun St. Patrick’s Day Escape Room for Young Students

How to Set Up a Fun St. Patrick's Day Escape Room

If you haven’t tried an escape room with your students yet, St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect opportunity! That tricky leprechaun can “visit” and leave all sorts of fun riddles and hijinks for your students! Not only will your students be completely engaged but they will also be Setting up an escape room does not […]

St. Patrick’s Day Coding Activities (Unplugged & Digital) for Digital Learning Day

digital coding activity St. Patrick's Day

Technology is playing a much bigger role in education and the world today, especially since the spring of 2020, and that role will continue to grow as our technical world advances. As educators of young children, it is our job to redesign our instruction and school experiences to prepare students for this technological future and […]

St. Patrick’s Day Crafts & Writing Craftivity

St. Patrick's Day leprechaun writing craftivity

Incorporating crafts into the curriculum allows students to create personalized and original pieces that showcase their creativity and are a fun way to work on fine motor skills. Today I’m sharing a few of my favorite writing craftivities that connect the St. Patrick’s Day holiday to students’ own lives making learning more meaningful. I’m also including 2 […]

St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Experiment, Math Activity, Writing Craftivity & Game

rainbow science experiment

I like to teach about rainbows and the colors of the rainbow around St. Patrick’s Day since part of the lore of the leprechaun is that he sometimes hides his pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.  Here are a few of my favorite rainbow activities. Rainbow Science Experiment This simple experiment helps students […]

St. Patrick’s Day Treats for Students, Gift Tags & Treat Bag Toppers

St. Patrick's Day Student Treat Tag

Is it any wonder with O’Block being my last name that I love St. Patrick’s Day? LOL! Celebrating it with young children makes it extra special because I get to experience the excitement and wonder in their eyes when they see all of the hijinks that the tricky little leprechaun plays on us and how […]

St. Patrick’s Day CVC Word Riddles

St. Patrick's Day riddle CVC words

The tricky leprechaun left us some riddles to solve but alas, the answers are in code. But wait – he hid clues to the answers around the room! It looks like to solve the clues we must know our CVC words.  Find each clue, figure out the missing letter in the CVC word, use the […]

A Sneaky Way to Teach Students about St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick's Day PowerPoint presentation

I love celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with young students!  Those tricky leprechauns are always “visiting” our classroom creating some sort of hijinks! But I also like students to know about the origin of the holiday and how it came to be celebrated here in America,  so I use some of the “leprechaun lore” to motivate […]

St. Patrick’s Day and Easter Grass Activity

St. Patrick’s Day and Easter Grass Activity In these activities students experience planting and caring for real grass.  They learn about how things grow with a little bit of St. Patrick’s Day and Easter fun! St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Hair Materials needed: topsoil grass seed styrofoam cups (white) glue crayons leprechaun face pattern (optional) Give […]