are many creative and inexpensive ways to celebrate this in the classroom.
leprechauns everywhere, early in the morning before students arrive turn a few
things upside down or sideways. The calendar or posters on bulletin boards are
great things they will notice. I also flip my computer chair over, leave a few
dry erase markers on the floor, tip over a box of rulers, and pull out a few
books from the bookshelf left open with a bookmark to look like someone was
I love haphazardly spilling
a handful of lucky charms on all the desks. Adding a dash of gold or green
glitter around the classroom (on counter tops, in the sink, on bookshelves, or
on an empty desk) gives it an extra element of surprise. I love seeing the
students eyes light up when they enter the classroom and see it.
Leaving a note on the front
board from a leprechaun is great way to engage younger students.
For snack time, I buy a
couple of gallons of milk and add green food coloring to make it green. Or you
could buy a green fruit juice. When the students are gone to lunch, I hide a
couple of chocolate gold coins in their desks. Looking for a fun hands-on
out a large shamrock from green construction paper. Have students think about
why they are lucky (or what they are thankful for) like family, friends, being
healthy, their home, food, favorite books, their school, teacher, games, etc.
Their mission is to cover the shamrock with illustrations, descriptions,
artwork, and pictures that represent for all the lucky things they have in
their lives. Decorate with glitter, markers, or paint to add on the finishing