These last few weeks have flown by! We are entering the 4th quarter at school, the sun seems to making more of an appearance, and it's a bit warmer ... finally! Halfway through March means green is everywhere and those tricky leprechauns make their appearance. I've collected/created 5 tech infused activities in the St. Patrick's Day theme.
In the lower right corner of the image, I link to an Encyclopedia Britannica article with a short history of St. Patrick's Day. This article can help on a few of these activities.
|St. Patrick's Day Activities|
Breakout! & Word Scramble & Matching Game
Once again, I've used Flippity.net's Scavenger Hunt to make the Breakout! game.
I also used Flippity.net to create a Word Scramble. Theirs is meant to be printed, so I made a Google Sheet to allow students to try to unscramble the words. I also used the Data Validation tool in Sheets to change the cell color to a shade of green! Don't forget to have students look at the second tab -- I've provided space & directions on how they can create their own word scramble!
I also used Flippity.net to create a Matching Game that matches pictures to St. Patrick's Day words.
St. Patty's Puzzles
I linked to a website containing several St. Patrick's Day puzzles - with varying difficulties - that I think students might enjoy.
St. Patty's Pixel Art with Google Sheets
The final activity I've included is a pixel art challenge. The more I share creating pixel art with students, the more I see they absolutely love it! It's a wonderful chance for them to express & try out their creativity while also having a very low learning curve. In this activity, I have provided several traditional St. Patrick's Day images students can select from and copy & paste on a tab in the sheet to create their own version, pixelated.
I also find it's a great way to expose students to the power of Google Sheets. Many of the same tools they are used to in Slides, Docs, and Drawings are available in Sheets.
I hope you and your students enjoy these activities. Next week starts my spring break and I plan to share "7 Chrome Extension You Can Do". I look forward to sharing 7 of my favorite and most useful Chrome extensions!