Sunday, February 20, 2011

St. Patrick's Day Countdown and Activites, Printables

St. Patrick's Day countdown for kids

I'm planning a lucky 7 day countdown to St. Patrick's Day.  I thought I'd do a little bit nonfictional teaching mixed with a lot of fun.  I purchased rainbow colored bags and labeled them 7-1 and then pulled out our Halloween cauldron to use as our pot of gold on St.Patrick's Day.  Inside each bag is (will be) a slip with the activities of the day.

kids countdown to st. patrick's day

Red- Rainbows
Orange- Ireland
Yellow-St. Patrick
Green- Shamrocks
Blue- Potatoes
Indigo- Snakes
Purple- Leprechauns

St. Patrick's Day Countdown and Activities

These are the slips for each bag. 

St. Patrick's Day Countdown

how to plan a countdown to st. patricks day for kids

The leprechaun usually leaves things like Lucky Charms for breakfast, some golden chocolate coins, some little outdoor toys for spring break, and maybe a book or two.
 
St. Patrick's Day Countdown Numbers

I used a 3 inch scallop punch to make the numbers.

St. Patrick's Day Countdown and Activities



22 comments :

Regina said...

i just love this! st patricks day is one of my fav holidays. (prob b/c of the silliness of it!) it's so much fun to have fun with! my boys are older 1st & 3rd but still look forward to waking up to see what the pesky leprechauns did during the night! over turned chairs, all the green trucks & cars in a line in the playroom, underwear on the ceiling fan, etc.
i teach 4 year olds so maybe i'll do this little countdown w/ them!
i love so many of your ideas and so glad you share them!

Skamamama said...

i just love this! st patricks day is one of my fav holidays. (prob b/c of the silliness of it!) it's so much fun to have fun with! my boys are older 1st & 3rd but still look forward to waking up to see what the pesky leprechauns did during the night! over turned chairs, all the green trucks & cars in a line in the playroom, underwear on the ceiling fan, etc.
i teach 4 year olds so maybe i'll do this little countdown w/ them!
i love so many of your ideas and so glad you share them!

Skamamama said...

okay so sorry about all these comments! i was in 2 different accounts .. . . 2 different emails! oops.

Crystal said...

This is a fabulous project! Love the idea of the rainbow bags!

Baker Family said...

I am loving this! We set leprechaun traps every year, but that's it. I want to incorporate these ideas as well. Thanks for sharing!

<3

Risa

Rachel {BubblyNatureCreations.com} said...

This is so fun! I love rainbow colors!!! That is a good use for the Halloween cauldron!! Thanks for linking up!

Rebecca said...

Wow, good job! This is a great idea!

Elle Belles Bows said...

Fun! Fun!! Thanks again for always sharing your fabulous ideas.

Also, I forgot to Thank you in the previous post for the mentioning my blog. That was very sweet of you.

Kerri

Lynn said...

LOVE THIS!! I will be getting this ready as we speak (or I type!) Thanks for sharing! we love St.patty's day around my house so the girls will be excited!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

The bags are a great idea! I love that you are covering so many skills with them. JDaniel would try to peek inside them.

Brandie@thecountrycook said...

What a clever idea!! It's fun and educational and I think kids love the anticipation of it all too!

Ms Debbie said...

I love this !

Jenna said...

This is such an awesome idea. I love St. Patty's day but I have never really thought of fun ideas to lead up to it. This is perfect and educational. My children will love this!! Thanks sooo much for the printables and the idea.

Heather J. said...

I think this is a great way to countdown to St. Patty's Day. We're doing one at our house too. Not nearly as creative as yours though. :)

Jenny said...

You are so creative! How do you think of these things?

Amanda said...

I've put together a round up of St. Patrick's Day crafts on Craft Gossip today and included your project. :) You can see it here
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Raising a Happy Child said...

I just love the planning and care you put into preparing your lessons. These sequence looks fantastic.

Butterfly Wishes and Wonderland Dreams said...

LOVE this and so doing it with my girls!!!! thanks for sharing all your printables.

I'm a new blog follower so glad I found you through Friday's Nature Table

Michelle said...

So colorful and fun!

Thank you for participating in last week's High paw! Looking forward to see your new ideas so please stop by and add them! :)

Michelle said...

WOW. so fun!!! Love the pot of gold.

That reminds me, I've forgotten to have the leprechaun eat some food around here and drop his gold.

we do a whole week of activities. It's so fun!

Amy Kirchhoff said...

Love these activities! And that it's not too late to begin this year.

I included it on my "A Peek at My Pinterest" St. Patrick's Board post.
http://www.amytriedit.com/2012/03/peek-at-my-pinterest-st-patricks-day.html

pink and green mama MaryLea said...

Lovely activites, love the ROYGBIV bags and thank you for the printables! I'm so glad you linked up!

Warmly,
Pink and Green Mama
MaryLea