Friday, March 7, 2014

Fabulous Freebies: St. Patrick's Day

I can hardly believe St. Patrick's Day is almost here! That must mean that spring is around the corner. Here are some fabulous freebies to help you celebrate the luck of the Irish in your classroom! If you missed last year's post, check out all the freebies here and visit this Pinterest board for more St. Patrick's Day ideas.

If you want to do some origami, check out this website for these three St. Patrick's day themed instructions. I love origami and my students always have as well - from elementary to high school! Origami is also a great way to use math in the classroom and ask math questions while folding your creations. I have some suggestions on ways to do that in this article.

This website is my absolute favorite website to learn new origami since the instructions are very clear and shown in photo step by step and many also include a video you can pause after each step. I have always had success with instructions from this site.

Rachel over at Minds in Bloom has a great list of St. Patrick's Day writing prompts. I thought the prompts were really creative and thought that most students would enjoy answering them!

The American Chemical Society has a list of fun St. Patrick's day related science experiments! My favorites include making blarney beads, frying green eggs or turning pennies gold. These activities are geared towards older students.

Find lots of information about St. Patrick's Day at the Holiday Zone including discussion questions, puzzles, quizzes, recipes and more. There is a big variety of items available.

If you have a St. Patrick's Day freebie, share it with us in the comments and we would love to feature you next week for fabulous freebies!

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