St. Patrick’s Day and Spring for Preschool

Bible Time:

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted

and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”

Psalm 34:18

  • We continued learning about the virtue of Gentleness using the bible reading suggestions from Kids of Integrity. With our churches membership to Right Now Media we were able to watch Character Builders episode on Gentleness and Theo’s episode on the Fruit of the Spirit
  • We worked on our calendar notebook from Homeschool Creations

St. Patrick’s Day:

Here is the cover of our St Patrick’s Day/Spring folder

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We did this cute riddle mini book from DLTK’s website

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I found some great ideas on the internet for how to teach about Jesus with St. Patrick’s Day. First of all the only thing I’ve ever associated St. Patrick’s Day with is to wear green so you don’t get pinched and something about the luck of the Irish. Well… turns out the true history of St. Patrick’s Day is about St. Patrick who was the first person to bring Christianity into Ireland. Of course! Our society tries to remove any thought about Jesus from EVERY holiday out there… well, I’m bring Jesus back! So I want our kiddos to know the true meaning behind these holidays and how they all point to Jesus. I thought this Shamrock and Rainbow coloring page was perfect. It teaches the shamrock as representative of the trinity which is what St. Patrick taught the Irish. And out of the Shamrock (the trinity) flow the fruit of the spirit represented by the different colors of the rainbow.

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We did a lot of learning printables from Gift of Curiosity‘s printable pack

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And a couple more printables from DLTK’s website

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We looked in our atlas book about Ireland and put a shamrock on our big wall map where Ireland is and colored in this flag

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We made this St. Patrick’s Day green cake as a spin off of this cake idea here! We just went with what we had on hand : )

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We also cooked a little Shepherd’s Pie and it was DELICIOUS! We had Corned Beef and Cabbage at my inlaws for a St. Patty’s Day party and the next night we cooked Shepherd’s Pie at home. I have never eaten this before but it was so good!

Read Alouds:

  • Tim O’Toole and the Wee Talk by Gerald McDermot
  • Little Bear Marches in St. Patrick’s Day Parade by Mariana Janice
  • Patrick Patron St of Ireland by Tomie DePaola
  • Fiona’s Luck by Teresa Bateman

 

Spring:

 We got our printables from 3Dinosaurs

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This was a great activity that we didn’t finish but enjoyed the section we worked on. You look at the following page and count the number of objects in that box then write in the number and the word for how many of that object you counted.

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We made some handprint lilies from DLTK’s website

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Read Alouds:

  • Olivia Saves the Circus by Ian Falconer
  • Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! by Candace Fleming
  • The Listening Walk by Paul Showers
  • Mud Flat April Fool and Mud Flat Spring by James Stevenson
  • Emeline at the Circus by Marjorie Priceman
  • Charlie Needs a Cloak by Tomie DePaola
  • My Spring Robin by Anne Rockwell
  • Paddington Bear in the Garden by Michael Bond
  • Enzo’s Splendid Garden by Patricia Polacco
  • Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit by Il Sung Na
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