I try to work holiday or special occasion themes into our lessons each month to keep things fresh and fun. Right now we’re working on some St. Patrick’s Day studies so I thought I would share a little bit in case you’re looking for ideas.
We’re doing this excellent Download-N-Go study from Amanda Bennett. Our family heritage is Irish, so I want the girls to know where our ancestors came from and to take pride in those family stories. One way to do this is to learn about Ireland itself. Download-N-Go is one of my favorite resources for unit studies/lapbooks anyway, so this was an easy choice. It’s a week-long unit study with an easy-to-follow schedule. One of the things I like about it is you can pick and choose which elements you want to cover or skip if your time is limited.
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I also put together a few facts about St. Patrick’s Day from Enchanted Learning, as well as some crosswords and word searches just for fun. The girls always love coloring pages, so we’re doing those, too. I have a few ideas for craft projects, but I’m not sure if we’ll have enough time for those. There are so many fun choices!
Here are some books that we’ve read, which you can probably find at your local library:
St. Patrick’s Day by Gail Gibbons
St. Patrick’s Day in the Morning by Eve Bunting
Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland by Tomie DePaola
Do you incorporate anything into your studies for St. Patrick’s Day? I’d love to hear your ideas!