St Patricks Day
St Patricks Day

St. Patrick’s Day is approaching. And equipping your classroom for the onslaught of green is no easy feat for a busy teacher.

With any ‘luck’, the below items are a small selection of things that will make preparations that little bit easier. All are either made of felt or in some way reusuable. Some can be used as separate lessons in Art or as part of enhancing a display of a different subject.

And to everyone from EdHacked, Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh!

A stress-free Art lesson, guaranteed!

Lucky pots are a great Irish lesson on St. Patrick’s Day. Clichés aside, kids love leprechauns and anything lucky. For Art, kids can design a leprechaun or decorate the pot, and then use it for a nice treasure hunt for gold coins as part of orienteering in PE. Click here to nab a pack of 25.

Shamrock Stickers!

Shamrock stickers will be more valuable than gold this coming St. Patrick’s Day – all 500 of them! 500 stickers means you’ll have more than enough to keep you going to next year and then some. And they’re self-adhesive! Click here to check them out!

Fanci-Fetti Shamrocks

The makings of greetings card, fact! Confetti just makes an impact. These foil confetti packs boasts high quality per piece and should do the trick in last-minute St. Patrick’s Day cards and/or decorating a number of other arts and craft ideas. Click here for some confetti love.

Shamrock String Decorations

Nothing says Irish like the famous shamrock – the lucky charm we’re all after. This is a cost-effective way to brighten up a reading space, display table or as bunting for around a door frame…without the sore fingers using scissors. The material will mean they’ll last for years to come too!. Click here to ‘buy’ some luck!

St. Patrick’s Day Balloons

Cheap, cheerful and can be used in all sorts of displays around the school or classroom. The great thing about this is you’re guaranteed sets of three, which let’s be honest is not always guaranteed on local store bought pack! Click here to nab some.