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Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Here are a few writing prompts to help get your Irish flowing...


  • What would you do if you came across a pot of gold?
  • What would you do if you found a four leaf clover?
  • Write a letter to a Leprechaun.
  • Do you have a good luck charm? Describe your lucky keepsake and how it brings you luck.
  • The legend of the lucky Leprechaun. Create a story about the lucky Leprechaun.
  • At the end of the rainbow I found a… 
  • What is your favorite lucky number? Why do you feel this number is lucky for you?
  • A Leprechaun visits and gives you a magical item. What is it? What happens to you when you touch it?
  • What does your family do for St. Patrick's Day? Do you eat anything special? Describe your family traditions.
  • What would you do if you woke up and found that everything that you touched turned to green? Describe how you would feel and what everyone said when they saw what you could do.
  • If you could trap a Leprechaun how would you catch him? What would you do with him once you caught him? Would you let him go? Would you keep him?
  • I feel lucky because...
  • If a Leprechaun gave you three wishes, what would they be?
  • Once I gave a four leaf clover to my friend and ...
  • I once had Shamrock shoes and… 
  • Describe a typical day as a Leprechaun. Pretend you are a Leprechaun and describe all the things that you encounter.
  • Leaping Leprechauns! My Leprechaun lost his magical powers! Describe how it happened and what you did about it.
  • How to catch a Leprechaun. Describe step-by-step how you plan to catch a Leprechaun.
  • Write a poem about St. Patty's Day.
  • Party Tips

    • Celebrate St. Patty's Day with a party! Select St. Patrick's Day recipes and bring in green food or a food that's Irish.
    • Plan activities and games that correlate with the theme.
    • Read the story behind St. Patrick's Day.
    • Bring in your favorite "lucky" item for a show and tell.
    • Don't forget hats and green necklaces to complete your theme.
    St. Patrick's Day Activities and Quick Last-Minute Ideas

    HOW WILL YOU BE CELEBRATING THE DAY?

    2 comments:

    Mary Aalgaard said...

    These are all great writing prompts.
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    Happy Being Irish Day!

    Julie Luek said...

    So fun! Thanks for the ideas.