Happy rainy Sunday. So it’s technically Schedulin Sunday here Kindergarten Smorgasboard World Headquarters! BUT…tomorrow was supposed to be a teacher work day but now it’s a snow make up day. So….I have planned a St. Patrick’s Day party like none other! Of course we will still do some learning, but we’re going to make it a fun day. And honestly, I expect about half of my class to show up!
We do have a visit from a sneaky leprechaun. He always seems to show up while the ‘staches are gone to specials and makes a mess in our room. He even uses our bathroom and leaves us a green toilet! True story.
Last year I had a kindergartener who was nearly as tall as me (PEOPLE FOR REAL HE WAS THE TALLEST KINDERGARTNER EVER!) and when we returned from specials and the class was frantically following the little green footprints around trying to find the leprechaun, this poor child stood in the middle of the room and trembled and cried. He was traumatized about the leprechaun getting him. Poor thing couldn’t even enjoy the fun. Here’s my soapbox for the day: Parents when you let 7 year olds watch scary movies, you scar them and ruin fun holidays for them and ruin their childhood. STOP IT! That is all.
I love anything we can make with handprints so this is a perfect shamrock activity for our class on St. Patty’s day!
We did this on Friday during our art party and they turned out so cute! Who doesn’t love using colored noodles for art?!
True story. Peppers make shamrocks! Who knew?! Just make sure to get the peppers with the 3 things on the bottom and not 4. PS The inside of the pepper with all of those seeds grosses me out for some reason!
Of course no celebration in our classroom is complete without a hat! And nothing is better than a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow hat! I LOVE these hats! These are available in my St. Patrick’s Day creation which is on sale for $4! (People, it’s 190 pages for $4!)
Another fun activity that we did on Friday was measuring the Irish! We measured St. Patrick’s Day using shamrock rulers and recorded our answers! SUPER FUN and common core aligned for K-2 students! And it’s glittery…glittery goodness…
And yes we have snacks! How about a Shamrock Shake? Sprite and lime sherbet. I bought Sprite Zero to make it more healthy! 2 scoops of sherbet and fill with Sprite!
And this super minty fun snack that THE MISTER made for my ‘staches today! Seriously, is he amazing or what?!?! We make a darn good team and I couldn’t do what I do without him!!! Notice he is doing the cooking and baking while I’m standing around looking cute and taking pictures!
Ingredients: Chex cereal (5 cups per batch), Mint M&Ms, Andes Mints baking chips (1 bag per batch)), pretzels and powdered sugar (2 cups per batch)
1. Pour cereal and pretzels in large bowl.
2. Melt Andes chips.
3. Pour melted chips over cereal and pretzels. MIX!
4. Place half of the mixture into a gallon size zip-loc bag. Add 1 cup powdered sugar.
5. Shake the bag until everything is coated with sugar.
6. Place on wax paper lined cookie sheet to cool. (Repeat with other half of cereal/pretzel mix)
7. When cool, add in Mint M&Ms.
8. Place in zip-lox bag and add a label!
It’s very very yummy and easy to do! And makes the kitchen smell minty!
And now how about some St. Patty’s Day freebies?
Labels for Leprechaun Chow!
Thanks to Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah, Whimsy Workshop and KG Fonts for the clip art!
St. Patrick’s Day Freebies!
There are 3 different roll and color games. 1 is for addition with two dice and coloring the numbers. 1 is rolling two dice and finding the dominos that add up to the same number as the dice and the last one is a picture roll and color!
Just click on the two pictures above to get your freebies!
The freebies below are on my freebies page. Just click the pictures to head to the freebies page to snag your freebies!
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Schedulin Sunday: St. Patrick’s Day! was last modified: March 11th, 2017 by Greg Smedley-Warren
Howdy, I am Mr. Greg. I have been teaching for 11 years. I spent a year teaching fifth grade, two years in second grade and am now in my 9th year in Kindergarten. Kindergarten is my passion and my calling but honestly, that wasn’t how it started. Read the whole story >