Create the Perfect  St. Patrick’s Day Bulletin Board this March!

This Irish girl LOVES celebrating St. Patrick’s Day!  If you’ve been following my blog, you know that I also love a good display.  I always try to create a St. Patrick’s Day bulletin board that features writing along with a craft. Read more about how I use this writing flip book and craft for the holiday!

How to Catch a Leprechaun Writing Flip Book

Our Writing Workshop last week focused on sequence using the terms first, next, then, and last.  We discussed different plans for catching a leprechaun.  My kinders AMAZED me with their thinking. 
Before writing, each student completed one of the included graphic organizers to sketch out his/her plan.  
During centers, I assisted my students with their How to Catch a Leprechaun Flip Books in small groups.  This allowed me to help students who needed assistance with phonetic writing.  The kids did a great job at writing a sentence for each step of their plan and adding a detailed illustration.  
This product is differentiated for writers in kindergarten, first, and second as two versions of writing paper are available.  Here’s an example below of how they turned out in kindergarten…

Creating Trapped Leprechauns

To accompany their writing, my students were so excited to make this trapped leprechaun craft!
First, they cut out the pot of gold and gold coins.  Next, they glued the coins onto the top of the pot.  Then,  they colored and cut out the leprechaun legs.  Last, the kids colored the shoes black and cut those out as well.  
I showed them my example, and they arranged the pieces of their craft to create the illusion that the leprechaun was trapped in the pot of gold.  A few kids needed assistance with the shoes.  Glue sticks were used to hold everything in place.  I stapled their writing and craft on one large piece of green 12 x 18 construction paper.  Our hallway bulletin board turned out fantastic!  

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