Monday, February 20, 2012

Shamrock Shenanigans


This St. Patrick's Day, my class will be up to some shenanigans...
 We will be shaking on some "Leprechaun Learning Dust"...


playing some "Shamrock Shake-Up"...


and learning alliteration with likable leprechauns...


and even making 4 leaf clovers to show how lucky we all already are {even without that leprechaun's gold}!  

Along with that, we will be designing our very own Leprechaun Traps--my favorite activity of St. Patrick's Day!  I will always remember making my own Leprechaun Trap when I was in first grade.  I didn't catch the sneaky guy, but it sure was magical when he left behind some green glitter and chocolate gold coins!   

What's that you say?  You would like to be up to some shenanigans, too?  Click HERE to get a packet full o' shenanigans!  

P.S.  I am always looking for new inspiration!  What is your favorite St. Patrick's Day activity or lesson?  Please leave me a comment!  

The LUCKY 17th person to comment will get Shamrock Shenanigans FREE!  Woo HOO! 

57 comments:

Amanda said...

This is absolutely precious!!!! :) So cute!

Rachel said...

Always love reading a good leprechaun book and teaching about rainbows! Wonder what number I am?

rmariemuniz@yahoo.com

Jennifer said...

Love your St. Patrick's Day activities! I love to read the book The Night Before St. Patrick's Day by Natasha Wing! I hope I am lucky number 17!!

Jennifer
jenniferlalsip(at)yahoo(dot)com
The First Grade Dream

Lisa said...

I just bought it! I'd love to be the lucky 17th but...

Looking forward to using it!

Firstgradebloomabilities

aponteg said...

I love it!

LYNDSEY said...

Oh my word! This is so precious. I love all of your ideas. CUTE, CUTE, CUTE!

I don't htink I'll be lucky #17, but I'm going to get myself a copy anyway. Ha!

Lyndsey

A Year of Many Firsts

Mrs. Plum said...

I would LOVE to be lucky #17!

megandw said...

This looks darling...love the lepruchan dust!
Hope I'm lucky today!
megandw@yahoo.com

Nicole said...

So great! I put leprechaun feet all over my room and on the kids desks as well! They love it! :) This unit looks awesome!!!

laughinbrunette (Jennifer) said...

LOVE this!! I love St Patrick's Day, too! I just posted about it =)
Have a great Monday!!
Jennifer
First Grade Blue Skies

Delighted said...

Cute idea! :-)

First Grade Delight
imgoingfirst@gmail.com

Molli927 said...

super cute! mollilindquist@gmail.com

Natalie said...

So cute! Love it!

Natalie
Teachery Tidbits

miss m said...

I would be so lucky to get this fun packet!!

Caroline Brantley said...

Super Cute! Love all your stuff
Caroline

Kim said...

Too cute!!

Dakotasews said...

I like to graph with Lucky Charms and then eat them of course.

Jessica said...

love the four leaf clover idea!

Katie L. said...

This looks great!!

Katie
katie.libberton@fsd145.org

awrinkleintime said...

What cuteness and fun!

penauf@gmail.com

thepolkadotowl said...

Love this! The Leprechaun Learning Dust is just toooo cute! :)

thepolkadotowl@gmail.com

thepolkadotowl said...

Love this!! The Leprechaun Learning Dust is too cute!!

thepolkadotowl@gmail.com

Miss Foote said...

Love the focus on how they are already lucky!

Laurie
Jubileerae@gmail.com

Miss Foote said...

Love the focus on how they are already lucky!

Laurie
Jubileerae@gmail.com

Hannah said...

Crossing fingers to be lucky 17! :)

hannah.buehring@ gmail.com

Amy said...

I wish I were as creative as you.

Kelly B aka Queen Bee! said...

Oh, pooh! I know I am not the winner

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Lori said...

How fun! Love all your ideas :)

Laurie said...

I do a lot of the same activities as you! Throughout the week things begin happening in our classroom (chairs and desks moved, clovers left behind), I read The Night Before St. Patrick's Day, and we set a trap. We write what we're lucky to have, make Wanted posters for those darn leprechauns, and the kiddos write how they think shamrock shakes are made. On St. Patty's day they find a note left behind with gold coins and chocolate. We make shamrock shakes that day too!

Laurie
http://firstgradelyonsden.blogspot.com/

Jennifer said...

The lepruchaun dust is too cute!! Love it!

Jennifer
jenniferlalsip(at)yahoo(dot)com
The First Grade Dream

kimcollatos said...

kimberlycollatos@comcast.net I hope that I win!

Allison said...

Looks like fun! My favorite thing to do for St. Patrick's Day is have the kids make leprechaun hats that magically turn into cute little leprechaun hats the next day. the kids love it! check it out at my blog...

http://bakinthroughlife.blogspot.com/2011/03/leprechaun-hats.html

Jessica said...

Love the four leaf clover and reasons you are lucky idea. I am excited to make a leprechaun trap too!
Jessica

Apples and Papers

manakans said...

Super cute... but I am way past 17!

Maria

manakans@hotmail.com

Rebecca and Katie said...

I love the 4-leaf clover idea! I think it is brilliant and my kiddos and I might be doing that next week! Thank you so much for the ideas. My favorite St. Patrick's day activity is to have the students design leprechaun traps the day before St. Patrick's day, then the morning of the leprechaun (ie me!) trashes the room and leaves the kiddos some "gold" coins. So fun!

I am your newest follower and would love to share my ideas with you as well! My bestie and I are also hosting our first giveaway for our march literacy centers pack - you should come check it out!

~ Katie
First Grade ABCs

Ms. D said...

Mine is our science unit on inventors that I did with my K's last year. The week before St. Pat's, we learned all about inventors and how they come up with inventions and then we invented leprechaun traps! They spent all afternoon creating and then we *almost* caught the naughty little leprechaun who tried to steal our gold. :)

Andi said...

Your unit looks fabulous!

On St. Patrick's Day, I like to add green food coloring to the toilet water. The kid's reactions are priceless.

One year, as the kids were cleaning up the mess the leprechaun had left, one little girl comes running up to me and yells, "The leprechaun is girl! She left her hair ties on the floor!!"

Apparently, one of my kids (from that year or year's past??) had left their hair ties on the floor and no one had noticed or bothered to pick them up. All of my kids were convinced the leprechaun was a girl. I tried very hard not to laugh. It was really cute.

~Andi

vicky1970 said...

Hi there,
So cute! I come in early and throw chairs and books all over the room to really mess it up. Then I leave little green 'footprints' all over the desks, bookcases with my palm of my hand on the side dipped in paint and a few finger prints next to it. So they see the tracks left behind. We do lots of other fun things too, I will be posting them. :o)
~vicky
Traditions Laughter and Happily Ever After

ShellyL said...

Way cute!...even though I'm number bajillion! Love your stuff!

Jaya Maharajh said...

Thanks for all of your hard work love the shamrock shenanigans!

Kinderaffe said...

Love that "lucky me!". Brilliant! Erin go bragh - which is Gaelic for "Ireland forever!"

Mrs. Browning said...

Love this! I am headed over to check it out now!! Thanks for all of your great resources!!
Rebecca
darlininfirst.blogspot.com

Jennifer Wagner said...

You might want to join us at http://projectsbyjen.com/Projects/luckycharms12/homepage_LC12.html for out 9th annual St. Patrick's Day project!!

Jen

Mrs. Eakins 1st Grade Class said...

Sarah, I love your ideas and I am glad I found your blog!

Thanks!

Magan said...

So much fun! Can't wait to hear about this magical holiday :) He's already crazy over penguins, lol Now I guess I'll be seeing little green men at my house!

Pam said...

SO stinkin' cute. Period. I really want this. Exclamation point!

Miss DeCarbo said...

Loving these pictures! So cute!! :) I'm your newest follower. I would love for you to come over and visit my blog. :)


Second Grade Sugar and Spice

Anonymous said...

Cute! Cute! Cute! This sounds like a lot of fun!

Mrs.Cook said...

I just love creating leprechaun traps. I have my kids write about the trap and plan how it will work. That way I get to see exactly what is behind that interesting design. I love the idea of your leprechaun dust!

Thanks for sharing!

Ashley

http://firstgradesmartcookies.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

So Cute ideas from all. One thing we like to do is make magic putting with the leprachaun dust(pistatio pudding) All you do is add milk and stir and you turn ordinary white "dust" into a bright green pudding!

Carriep said...

I am counting down the days to celebrate my favorite holiday with my class. About two weeks before the great green day the boys and girls start looking for misplaced things around the room to blame on the little leprechaun...thank you for the great ideas :)

Carriep said...

I love your cute ideas...I can't wait to use some of these cute ideas:)

Anonymous said...

Can you explain how they will select pictures for their Lucky Shamrocks? (presorted, choosse at home, ect.) Thanks!

Lindsay Miller said...

My third graders loved making the lucky shamrocks last year. Thanks for sharing!
~Lindsay
Mrs. Miller’s Monkey Business

Andrea said...

When I student taught, I bought a pair of cheap white kid shoes and spray painted them green and sprinkled with gold glitter. Ever since, I've continued the tradition of hiding the shoes in my room, leaving a note for my Kinders from a leprechaun informing them that the shoes are somewhere in the room, and leaving evidence that there was a leprechaun in the room the night before (shamrocks all over, "irish" names on their desks, flipped over furniture, etc.). At the end of the day, the shoes disappear and gold coins are placed on their desks along with a note from our leprechaun thanking us for finding his shoes. The kids LOVE knowing that a leprechaun friend has stopped by. The leprechaun always "leaves" activities for the students to do all day long on this special day.

teech92 said...

love the St Patty's resource:) I also love the "Bee Rules". I teach kindergarten and call my class the "Kinder Hive". love love your goodies!
KinderHive Queen Bee

teech92 said...

love the St Patty's resource:) I also love the "Bee Rules". I teach kindergarten and call my class the "Kinder Hive". love love your goodies!
KinderHive Queen Bee

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