Ahhhh – March 17th… Everyone else celebrates St. Patrick’s Day, while I’m celebrating my birthday!  I have to say… having a birthday on a holiday makes it easy for people to remember my day – whether I want to or not! 😉 Either way, St. Patrick’s Day is a fun day for students, even though we really don’t typically talk about the traditions – they just like a day to celebrate and wear green.  Our rule in our 1st grade classroom, though… NO PINCHING – green or not green!

I wanted to share a few activities that you can do with your students to keep it fun and festive!

## Mystery Pictures

If you have already taught or are in the process of teaching telling time to the hour and half hour, this Boom deck is sure to be a hit in your classroom.  Students listen to the time, then they find the clock that shows the correct time.  Once students find all of the correct clocks, a fun St. Patrick’s Day mystery picture is shown.

I also have addition to 20, subtraction to 20 and place value mystery pictures. Check out the four mystery pictures I have for St. Patrick’s Day below!

## Digital Escape Activity

If you’ve enjoyed any of my digital escape activities, this one is sure to be a hit with your students as well.  (Monty isn’t actually in this one, but I think your students will still love it!)

## The Story:

The twins, Courtney and Jeremy, just remembered that their teacher told them they can wear GREEN today in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. BUT… a sneaky little leprechaun has hidden all of their green clothes. They need to unlock the locks to get to the clothes before their mom is ready to leave for school. Can you help??

MATH ITEMS COVERED:

• Tens and ones
• Adding the Arrow Way (two digit plus one digit)
• Place Value (digits in tens place and digits in ones place)
• Adding two digit and one digit numbers
• Telling time to the hour and half hour
• Counting paths

## St. Patrick’s Day PUZZLE

I’m a puzzle fanatic, so once I found an add-on that would allow me to make puzzles, you know what I spent my free time on. 🙂 Even though these don’t actually teach a curriculum objective, I feel that they have a place in our classroom. Puzzles teach/build perserverance, concentration and confidence. These come in different sizes for different levels of expertise (9 pieces, 16 peices, 25 pieces, and 36 pieces). Best part… NO LOST PUZZLE PIECES! Right?

## St. Patrick’s Day Activities – Color by Number

And LAST but not least… our color by number activities that are ALWAYS a hit in our class!  For all of my color by number activites, I have them broken up into different objectives so that you can meet your students where they are.  They are all working on the same color sheet, but there are different objectives for your students.

#### For each set, I have…

• Subtraction within 20
• Mixed Review