Ten Best Books About St. Patrick's Day
Hey y'all! Are you ready for some fun new titles to help your class celebrate St. Patrick's Day? This collection will have them eager to learn more about the holiday and most pair nicely with St. Patrick's Day STEAM stations.
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1. There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover
We love the Old Lady books in our classroom and this one is different. It's perfect for story retell and the kids love to predict what the final thing will be.
2. How to Catch a Leprechaun
Making Leprechaun traps? Or doing a whole St. Patrick's Day STEAM unit? This book is the perfect intro to get your students thinking.
3. The Luckiest St. Patrick's Day Ever!
This super cute book is perfect for introducing what St. Patrick's Day is for the youngest of readers. Your pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students will love finding out how the leprechaun family celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
4. The Night Before St. Patrick's Day
Another great book to read before setting your leprechaun traps. This brother/sister team are so excited to find they actually caught a leprechaun!
5. Pete the Cat: The Great Leprechaun Chase
It's our favorite groovy cat with his own version of a leprechaun hunt. Will luck be on Pete's side? It'd sure be groovy if it is.
6. Fancy Nancy: Just My Luck
Another favorite character has her own St. Paddy's Day book. This focuses more on four-leaf clovers and superstitions, and leads right into the famous graphing Lucky Charms marshmallow activities. I love reading this one around St. Patrick's Day just to discuss the superstitions mentioned and what four-leaf clovers mean.
7. The Story of St. Patrick's Day
This is the story of St. Patrick's Day for the youngest of learners. This little book is just right for pre-k and kindergarten.
8. St. Patrick's Day by Gail Gibbons
This is the more "grown-up" version of the previous book and is better suited for first grade and up. There are lots of informational pieces at the back of the book to help support understanding as well.
9. Leprechaun in the US!
This simple nonfiction books tells all about he symbols and tradition of St. Patrick's Day in the US. This would make a great companion book to one of the other tradition books above.
10. The Itsy Bitsy Leprechaun
This one is geared more toward kindergarten and pre-k. This colorful book is written to match the tune of The Itsy Bitsy Spider and is perfect for new and beginning readers.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you found some new titles to add to your collection. Stay tuned for more resources coming soon and have a wonderful week.