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Top o’ the mornin’ to ya. Here are some St. Patrick’s Day activities that are more than a worksheet! Enjoy!


Above is a fun list of Irish slang. There are tons of ways you can use it for a quick, easy, and fun way to get kids thinking creatively. Perhaps you can encourage students to use the phrases as they talk today, or you can use them when you speak to the kids. “Pull your socks up!” (i.e. get busy) is a great teacher-y thing to say! Below is list of fun creative writing prompts that you may use with the list, too. Makes a great center or morning work, and it’s FREE! Just click here to grab it, or you can click on any of the images.

Here are some other ideas and activities I’ve found from around the web.


St. Patrick’s Day in the Classroom.


Reader’s Theater:

“St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock” Radio Show (FUN!!! from Readers Theater All Year)

St. Patrick’s Day (This one is a historical take on the holiday from Mrs. McGowan’s Class)


Leprechaun Luck Probability Game from Laura Candler

St. Patrick’s Day Would You Rather Questions from Rachel Lynette

St. Patrick’s Day Limericks from Addie Williams

St. Patrick’s Day Research Scavenger Hunt from me! (More Than a Worksheet)

Poetry Links:

How to Write a Limerick from Poetry4Kids

Poetry Class Limericks from Giggle Poetry

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And if you feel like shopping, check out: St. Paddy’s Day Coin Bridge (STEM Engineering Activity)


Have a good weekend!


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  • HI, Sarah!

    Thanks for sharing the link to our St. Patrick’s Day script for Readers Theater! Readers Theater integrates so many wonderful skills in one delightful activity. I hope your readers enjoy the script and the other free ones on our website.

    Also, I applaud you for staying home with your baby (or babies now?). You’ll NEVER give up being a teacher. 🙂 Soon you’ll probably be teaching “cottage classes” with their friends at your home. 🙂

  • Barb Lewis

    Hi Sarah, I just shared your list with one of our resident Irish teachers (here in an international school) and she burst out laughing and said, “The word ‘ring’ in “I will in me ring” refers to one’s sphincter muscle! We would have got a “bloody” good cuff around the ear from any adult hearing us say “in me ring!” So picture it as something like, “I will in my ass.” And of course “bloody” is a swear word. I hate to think of little American school children going around using foul and vulgar language and thinking they are “talking Irish”. : O

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