St. Patrick’s Day Activities

St. Patrick’s Day Activities

I’m not sure if Leprechauns work this hard to find treasure!  I did this at home, but I will try it in the classroom next time!   I froze a large container of water that I had added food colouring, some coins and sparkles into.  In the morning, I let my kids try to get the money and other items out.  I love doing activities for special occasions and St. Patrick’s Day activities are always a hit! They spent over an hour playing around with the ice.  I gave them eye droppers and warm water as well as a magnify glass. ...

Leprechaun Trap – St. Patrick’s Day Adventure

Leprechaun Trap – St. Patrick’s Day Adventure

We had quite the time searching the school for our friendly Leprechaun!   Once we got settled in the classroom, we heard a voice from the hall saying, “Try and catch me!” (I had placed my portable speaker just outside the classroom door and played the pre-recorded message/voice from my phone.) There was a lot of excitement as we quietly walked through the school (as not to scare the Leprechaun away) and found clues.  One clue led us to the spot that I left my lunch… we were surprised to find what the Leprechaun had done to it! We decided that our...

The Tale of Peter Rabbit

The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail and Peter!  What child doesn’t love this classic tale.  Story plays are my absolute favourite activity to prepare and present.  There is something magical to presenting a story in this way.  This is a recent story play of the classic story, “The Tale of Peter Rabbit”, by Beatrix Potter. For my story plays, students gather around the materials on the carpet and I read the story and move characters to reflect what I am reading.   I typically have students watch me set up the ‘stage’ and they predict what they think the story will be about as they...