Sunday, March 17, 2019

5 Tech Infused St. Patrick's Day Activities You Can Do

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!

Have a question or comment? Feel free to comment below, reach out to me on Twitter @kiefersj, or email me at sarah@techyoucando.com.

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