Want a little St. Patty fun tomorrow… but don’t have time to print a bunch a stuff out or prepare a lesson plan?
Here’s a handful of ideas to throw together a great day of Irish-themed learning!
Irish Storyteller Michael R. Kasony-O’Malley of Columbus, Ohio shares “Bridgette and the Lurikeen,” an old Irish folktale about a girl and a leprechaun. Fun storytelling and Irish culture combine in this fun retelling!
Feel free to ask your kids to narrate the story back to you, ask them their favorite part, or even to reenact it to check their understanding and attention. 😉
For those kiddos who are older and might want try their hand at some creative writing, have them try writing their own limerick! According to britannica.com, “the origin of the limerick is unknown, but it has been suggested that the name derives from the chorus of an 18th-century Irish soldiers’ song, “Will You Come Up to Limerick?” So, definitely some strong Irish roots there!
Cooking (and math. and science. and snacks.)
Make a whole Irish meal! Or just pick one or two! Snacks are good, too!
What’s great about being in the kitchen is that it can cover soooo many subjects! Measuring? From counting, to fractions, to multiplying (if doubling or halving a recipe), it’s math.
Wanna dig a little deeper about why and how bread actually becomes bread? That’s science, my friend!
Music & Arts
Traditional Irish music is so fun! This video pairs some pretty photographs of Ireland with The Chieftan’s recording of O’Sullivan’s March.
Learn how to draw a leprechaun! This is such an easy step-by-step for several ages.
And last but not least, grab your kiddos and learn how to do a little Irish jig… all while getting your exercise in!
Hope that this offers a fun, St. Patty-shape to your time at home!