Saint Patrick’s Day can be such a fun day to celebrate with students.
Just like they are open to believing in magic elves that come into your classroom around Christmas time, all students are ready to hunt down leprechauns for their pot of gold in March! I love it!
Four years ago, I had a group of first grade students that were enamored with leprechauns. They loved every book I read to them about leprechauns. At recess time, they spent their entire time on their hands and knees looking through the glass blades for signs of leprechauns. And when the classroom looked a little messy, their logical explanation was that it had to have been some mischievous leprechauns. (Not them…ha!) I will never forget, when one of my students, in the middle of math lesson raises his hand and swears to the class that he just saw a leprechaun run by on the floor. As you can imagine, the lesson was over and the search for a leprechaun began. And really, in that moment… it was funny to see my whole class searching for a tiny, green suited man!
That’s one thing I love about kids, there innocence and openness to accept all things fantasy is beautiful.
Saint Patrick’s day is the perfect time to not only get your students thinking about fantastical (Did I just make that up?) ideas but to create awesome stories about these ideas! They are already getting creative and using their imagination, right? Why not get them to write about!
Here are the prompts that you can use this Saint Patrick’s Day to get your students writing!
- If I Had a Leprechaun
- The Lost Leprechaun
- If I Had a Pot of…
- My Leprechaun Story
Now to make it even more fun! Each prompt has a little story written by a leprechaun! That’s right! The writing prompt cards all have a little leprechaun sharing leprechaun stories! I have the perfect Leprechaun Prompts and Craftivity resource for you!
The best part is, I also have included a leprechaun craftivity to go with it! Just have the students pick their favorite prompt and attach it to their leprechauns body!
Want to try out a prompt for free?! You’re student will love meeting a new little leprechaun and writing about what they might keep in their own pots!
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