Saint Patrick's Day is a wonderful opportunity to fill your lesson plans with a little extra fun and a lot of extra luck! Celebrate the luckiest day of the year and light up your students' faces by reading books filled with leprechauns, four-leaf clovers, and rainbow magic together.
Start with the silly old lady and her shenanigans on Saint Patrick's Day! There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover has rhymes, repetition, and seasonal descriptions about spring. Young readers will giggle at all the ridiculous things the old lady gobbles up, especially when all the items magically create the perfect rainbow to hide a pot of gold.
There is also the humorous counting picture book Ten Lucky Leprechauns, which teaches numbers and covers themes of friendship. Ten leprechauns search for a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, but they discover friendship is the most magical treasure of all.