With St. Patrick’s Day coming up, I have the perfect activity for you to incorporate into your lesson plans. This skill includes a writing prompt that allows your students to use their imaginations and write about what they would do if they found a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
In this activity, your students will use their imaginations to pretend they have found a pot of gold and then decide what they would do with the pot of gold.
Steps to incorporate this St. Patrick’s Day craft into your classroom
Here are simple steps to add this craftiness to your St. Patrick’s Day lesson plans:
- Download the template here.
- Students can then write their answer and decorate the pot of gold.
But what if you have non-writers? Or non-verbal students? Let’s look at a few ways we can differentiate this activity for all students to make it successful and meaningfully engaged.
Ways to make this March craft different
Picture cue options
One way to differentiate yourself is to come up with some fun ideas that you think your students would choose and use those options to create picture clues that you present to your students to choose from and then paste on a writing prompt. This gives students who may not be able to verbally tell you what they might do with a pot of gold.
Dictate to scribes
If you have a child who can verbally tell you what they would do but is still working on their writing skills, let them tell you what they would do and write it for them. If they are able to trace or write with their hand, give them words to trace or give them the help they need to be successful!
So – if you found a pot of gold, what would you do with it? I’d love to hear your answers in the comments below!