St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Activity by Denise Boehm
You just can’t help thinking of March as a lucky month with all the four leaf clovers, rainbows and pots of gold that start popping up! Help students and their families connect over this fun project as they share why they’re lucky to be a family!
First, have students trace a large shamrock pattern onto green construction paper and take it home. Then direct students and parents to work together to cut out and decorate the shamrock with things that show why they are lucky to be a family. They can include photos, drawings, notes, letters and decorations of their choice. Then when students bring back the completed shamrock, have them share theirs with the rest of the class before being displayed on a “Lucky to be a Family” bulletin board.
I have sent this project home for many years and the results always range from stunning to sentimental and everywhere in between. Parents really enjoy a homework project that becomes family time instead of cutting into it, and I really enjoy getting a glimpse of my students’ family lives. Not to mention the pride that is evident when they share the finished project, which makes me feel so lucky to do what I do!
About the Author: Denise Boehm is a veteran teacher who has taught in the sunny state of Florida since 1994. She’s taught just about every elementary grade level and has loved (just about) every minute of it! She is the author of SunnyDaysInSecondGrade.Blogspot.com.