I am married to an Irishman who moved across the pond for me. Every March I enjoy making a fuss over St. Patrick’s Day for him.
Most of the fourth grade was on an overnight field trip, so a few of the remaining students helped me to make Paper Strip Shamrocks.
I love they way they came! I used straight pins to hang them on the giant board outside my rooms.
My kindergarteners made rainbow puff paint pictures. It was a two day project. They started by painting tempra paint rainbows on cardstock.
Once that was dry, they filled in the shamrock with puff paint. I was inspired by this pin.
If you have not tried puff paint, you should! All you do is mix equal parts of shaving cream and glue. To make it green, you add food coloring. The “goop-ier” the paint, the better the puff when it dries. It is pretty neat!
For my first graders, I found instructions on how to draw a shamrock on this post. My husband always makes a point to include shamrocks and not four leaf clovers in our decorations, so I decided to go with it.
The first day we used white boards to practice drawing the shamrocks. I went step by step and then let them practice until they were comfortable with it.
Next, students drew shamrocks on tagboard and outlined them with black or green crayons.
The next class, we painted. They first covered the entire page with light green paint. Then, they used dark paint to paint inside the shamrocks.
All together they make up an impressive field of first grade shamrocks.
So, there you have it! These are the activities I have done this year with my STEAM classes.
Do you have a favorite St. Patrick’s Day activity to share? Please link up and tell us about it! If you do link up, please leave a comment with your e-mail address and I will send you a copy of my Sully Shamrock font. The linky will be open until just after St. Patrick’s Day.