St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and the little Leprechauns in my class are seeing green! My St. Patrick’s Day Workshop is ready to go for my “Lucky ” little Leprechauns with activities, games of chance, science, and art projects. Workshop is a great way to combine math centers, literacy centers, writer’s workshop, and more all in an effective and efficient manner. Check out this fun way to set up St. Patrick’s Day Workshop in your classroom!
I do workshop every day and have been doing so for my 36 years of teaching.
I love workshop because all the kiddos work at their own pace and always moving forward from job to the next job. The only exception is, before the kiddos can move to the next job I have to see the current job they finished. In other words my eyes see all the kiddos work. I can make corrections, watch letter and number formations, neatness, and accuracy.
Every week or two I have a different theme to my workshop. This week is St. Patrick’s Day Workshop I’m going to share with you how fast and easy it is to set up my St. Patrick’s Day Workshop. I use Workshop in place of math centers and literacy centers as I find it more effective and efficient. Need to get your workshop set up? Check out how I set up my workshop, why I use workshop, rules for workshop, and get your FREE workshop set-up!
St. Patrick’s Day Workshop Job 1
Job 1-Poem-I’m a Little Leprechaun
I often like to put a writing piece, a poem, or an illustration as a first job. The reason I like this as my first job is I want the kiddos to take time and do their best job. When I do this as a first job it is timed.
I have rules for the kiddos to follow to complete Job 1.
1. I play music on my I pod, they must work on this project until I stop the music on my I-pod, which is about 10 minutes. In other words the kids can’t get up and say they are done.
2. 5 colors must be used
3. 5 details in the picture
4. Circle sight words
All the kiddos finish with this job at the same time.
You can find Job 1 I’m a Little Leprechaun in the St. Patrick’s Day Workshop
St. Patrick’s Day Workshop Job 2
Job 2-Lucky Leprechaun
Lucky Leprechaun is a great way to start out all the fun activities of St. Patrick’s Day. The kiddos squeal with delight in this partner game. The partners have turns rolling two dice and adding up the sum. They have to avoid rolling sevens (which they can’t control) to win the game. In this partner game, both kiddos can win the game! Will you be lucky or unlucky!
You can find Job 2 Lucky Leprechaun in the St. Patrick’s Day workshop
St. Patrick’s Day Workshop Job 3
Job 3-Alphabet Coin Mix-up
Coin cards with a mixed up alphabet are placed in a playing area. The kiddos pick up a card and look at the 5 coins on each card and put the alphabet in the correct order and record it on a recording sheet. Each card has their own row of cards.
I added a star to the beginning letter for on 1 set of cards, the other set of cards do not have a star, and the kiddos have to decide what is the beginning letter.
I always copy a second set of cards to make enough cards for a class set.
You can find Job 3 Alphabet Coin Mix-up in the St. Patrick’s Day Workshop
St. Patrick’s Day Workshop Job 4
Job 4-Penny Tally-Heads and Tails
A fun game partner or individual game using 10 pennies, head or tails! The kiddos shake coins on a shamrock board. The kiddos can only use the coins that land on the shamrock. The kiddos count the coins that are “Heads” and the coins that are “Tails”. They play a total of seven rounds. At the end of the game total the”heads” and “tails” pennies.
You can find Job 4 Alphabet Coin Mix-up in the St. Patrick’s Day Workshop
St. Patrick’s Day Workshop Job 5
Job 5-Leprechaun Digraphs
The material included in the game is 4 boards and 72 Digraph picture cards.
The kiddos place the beginning sound picture cards on the board that matches the beginning digraphs sounds on the board. When the board is covered the game is done. You can copy more boards and cards for more kiddos to play. Some of the picture cards are duplicates because it is easier for the kiddos to match the beginning sound.
You can find Job 5 Alphabet Coin Mix-up in the St. Patrick’s Day Workshop
St. Patrick’s Day Workshop Job 6
Job 6- Leprechaun Art Project
The Leprechaun art project is cute and the kiddos love making this clever and tricky little guy. I provided patterns for the head, beard and hat. I always make 6 patterns. Tracing patterns and cutting are good skills for all children. I use one 9×12 sheet of green construction paper to make the body. Embellish each Leprechaun.
You can find Job 6 Leprechaun Art Project in the St. Patrick’s Day Workshop
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