St. Patrick’s Day Fun In Your Homeschool – Books, Games, Movies & More!
There is NOTHING our family loves more than to celebrate holidays. Some of our favorite ways to celebrate are with books, games, and movies. So today I am sharing all of our favorite St. Patrick’s Day themed books, games, and movies plus a freebie for you. Hope they bring your family good luck!
Holidays are the perfect time to take a small break and add some fun in your homeschool. Reading books, playing games, and watching movies are all excellent ways to approach homeschooling.
St. Patrick’s Day Picture Books
For us picture books are the perfect way to keep everyone in our homeschool happy. Emily is an auditory learner and Kevin and I are visual leaners. So using beautiful picture books means we are all equally engaged. Here is a list of our favorite St. Patrick’s Day picture books to use in our homeschool.
Tim O’Toole and the Wee Folk (Picture PuffinSt. Patrick’s DayPete the Cat: The Great Leprechaun Chase: IncludesJamie O’Rourke and the Big PotatoThat’s What Leprechauns DoTen Lucky LeprechaunsThe Luckiest St. Patrick’s Day EverThe Night Before St. Patrick’s DayHow to Catch a LeprechaunThe 12 Days of St. Patrick’s DayO’Sullivan Stew (Picture Puffin Books)The Gingerbread Man and the Leprechaun Loose atPout-Pout Fish: Lucky Leprechaun (A Pout-Pout Fish PaperbackThere Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed aPatrick: Patron Saint of IrelandJack and the Leprechaun (Pictureback(R))The Itsy Bitsy LeprechaunThe Berenstain Bears’ St. Patrick’s DayHooray for St. Patrick’s Day! (Lift-the-Flap, Puffin)St. Patrick’s DaySt. Patrick’s Day in the MorningEmeraldalicious (Pinkalicious)The Story of the LeprechaunLucky the Farting Leprechaun: A Funny Kid’s Picture
St. Patrick’s Day Chapter Books
Maybe your kids are older and they want to read some festive books independently or maybe you’re looking for your next great St. Patrick’s Day read aloud. Either way these St. Patrick’s Day themed chapter books are bound to be great additions to your homeschool.
Calendar Mysteries #3: March MischiefFrankie Sparks and the Lucky Charm (4) (FrankieLeprechaun in Late Winter (Magic Tree House (R)Leprechauns and Irish Folklore: A Nonfiction Companion to
St. Patrick’s Day Games
There seems to be a shortage of St. Patrick’s Day themed games, so I made one: Build the Rainbow. Be the first player to build a rainbow by collecting one of each colored cards (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple). But watch out for that tricky Leprechaun who will steal your cards because he doesn’t want you to get your rainbow and take his gold. There is a rainbow color guide at the top of each color card to remind players which colors they need to complete the rainbow.
St. Patrick’s Day Movies
One of our favorite things to do as a family is have a family movie night. We quickly incorporated that into our homeschool, and boy are we glad we did. So many amazing lessons have unfolded from us simply watching a documentary or comparing and contrasting a book and a movie that we’ve read and watched.
The Luck of the IrishDarby O’ Gill And The Little PeopleFinian’s RainbowThe Secret of Kells
If you love to celebrate the holidays then be sure to check out my Holiday Fun Around the World curriculum for exciting lessons from 30 different holidays, festivals, and celebrations all over the world. You’ll get to explore different cultures and celebrations all over the world throughout the calendar year!
What are your favorite Valentine’s books, games, and movies to use in your homeschool? I can’t wait to read all of your wonderful suggestions!