St. Patrick's Day the Homeschool Way
St. Patrick’s Day has officially been moved to Saturday, March 15th this year, because if left to it’s own devices, it interferes with Holy Week.
We’ve decided to focus on Easter this year, but the girls did make some great St. Patrick’s Day lapbooks a couple of years ago. There are some great ones available now, but when we did ours we were on our own. First ours:
Front covers – Mosaic art
Lapbook open – Cloze story (w/word bank words crossed out), Printing name practice, jointed leprechaun, flag of Ireland, March calendar, Lucky Charms accordion book, Music of Ireland
Open showing detail of Lucky Charms accordion book and two of the Music of Ireland minibook pages
Open with top extension flap lifted (Doodle’s) – left flap: Potato Pandemonium shape book include info about potatoes, shamrock fan book has a wish written on each of the three leaves
Open with top extension flap lifted (Jelly’s) – Top extension shows When? Why? Double-flap book and Where in the world is Ireland? shutterbook; slightly different arrangement of minibooks than Doodle’s
The girls LOVED dressing up like leprechauns! It was a little tricky at first, but when we raided MY closet for green (just happens to be my favorite color!) we found shirts that worked great as leprechaun tunics.
Both extension flaps open - You can see the detail of the potato preference graph on the lower one.
The Pot of Gold shape book holds a original illustrated poem titled Where is the Pot of Gold? Here’s Jelly’s as told from the leprechaun’s point of view…
It’s not in my shirt, it’s not on Squirt,
It’s not on Matt, it’s not where I sat.
It’s not on my cat, it’s in my HAT!
And the back covers --
And now, check out these St. Patrick’s Day resources!!
Download a FREE lapbook at Homeschool Helper.
Homeschool Share has four FREE literature studies for St. Patrick’s Day!
Knowledge Quest also has a FREE unit study for St. Patrick’s Day.
Hands of a Child has two lapbook choices:
Learning with Leprechauns (for Early Childhood) and
St. Patrick’s Day, which you can easily adapt for ANY age!!
Live and Learn has a free one that you can download if you join their yahoo group here.
You can find some great St. Patrick’s Day math ideas and links to printables at Googol Learning.
Send someone a green e-card, at Dover.
I’ll leave you with this bit of Irish wisdom,
You'll never plough a field by turning it over in your mind.
So, don’t just think about it, DO IT!
And then have a Happy St. Patrick’s Day!