St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. While this is a holiday of pranks, it was a cultural and religious holiday that is celebrated around the world. On March 17th, we are known to wear green and decorate with green and gold festive colors. It is also a day where we think about Leprechauns, rainbows, and that famous pot of gold.
Have you made your lesson plans for the week of March 17th? If spring break during this time, you can plan it for the week before St. Patrick’s day so that your kids can enjoy these fun St. Patrick’s Day Lesson Plans K-2.
History Behind Leprechauns
Leprechauns are roughly 1-2ft tall and considered to be a type of Irish fairy as seen in Irish Folklore. Many believe they have characteristics similar to an elf or a gnome. The leprechauns can come in all different ages, shapes, and sizes. But most individuals picture a leprechaun wearing a tiny green hat, have a red beard (but not all do), green pants, and a green jacket.
Many assume that the Leprechauns live in the woods and in family units; however, people have also seen them in other parts of the woods. Have you ever seen a small door at the base of a tree trunk? A leprechaun supposedly lives in an secret enchanted forest. What about a rainbow in the sky? They love rainbows and many people believe that they hide a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
Did you know that there is are some fun kids St. Patrick’s day songs available? There are several St. Patrick’s Day songs for kids to choose from. Here are a few that I found on YouTube.
I’m a Little Leprechaun Song for Kids
Ten Little Leprechauns
Have you ever wanted to build a Leprechaun trap? Leprechaun traps are super easy and fun to make. Several years ago, we shared a fun Leprechaun bait and how to build a trap, so that you can attempt to catch one this St. Patrick’s Day
Write a Story – If I Was A Leprechaun Free Printables
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a Leprechaun? Where would you hide all day? The “if I was a Leprechaun” free printables will help them be able to brainstorm, draw what they would look like if they were a Leprechaun, and write out their story.
Implement the fun St. Patrick’s Day lessons in math too. The fun theme will help make learning math a ton of fun. Check out these fun math assignments.
- Hundreds Chart – St. Patrick’s Mystery Picture: This is a fun way to help kids practice their place value skills. Simply use the key to color in the boxes and reveal a hidden photo.
- Leprechauns Took the Numbers: Figure out which number is missing from the pattern.
- St. Patricks Color by Number Multiplication Facts: These fun color by number worksheets are a great way for your student to practice their multiplication numbers.
Morning St. Patricks Themed Worksheets
Do you need some busy work for your student? These fun morning seat worksheets are the bomb. Download the Leprechaun-themed packet here for free.