We started a mini-unit on Saint Patrick’s Day today! Here are some ideas to share…some of these are ideas from years past.
Saint Patrick’s Day Books to read:
*Here are the St. Patrick’s Day resources and units from Homeschool Share
*lots of cute St. Patrick’s Day crafts from one of my favorite craft blogs!
*We have enjoyed learning about Patrick and the holiday behind his name this week. We learned that Patrick was a missionary, and we discussed what a missionary does.
*We mixed blue and yellow food coloring to get GREEN!
*We put white carnations in the green colored water and waited overnight…in the morning the carnations were turning GREEN!
*We read St. Patrick’s Day in the Morning and enjoyed reading about Jamie’s parade.
*We made green glittery shamrocks to hang on the windows.
*We made green glittery shamrock necklaces.
*We used green, soft shamrock stickers to decorate and play with…because we LOVE stickers here!
*Tomorrow a little leprachaun (mommy) has a few “green” things planned that will be a surprise!
*Today we started on our Saint Patrick’s Day lapbooks. The resources came from the Homeschool Share links above and a free Live&Learn Press lapbook that you can get if you join their yahoo group! Here is the cover of our Saint Patrick’s Day lapbook:
*We also had a special treat that we would not ordinarily have: Lucky Charms! I found a graph (at the Live&Learn Press free St. Patrick’s Day lapbook) for sorting your marshmellows from the cereal. So, we sorted our marshmellows, counted each one and colored in our graphs to see which one we had the most of. This was a fun activity!