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Chalk It Up – Chalkboard Themed Back to School Ideas

We’re reaching the end of our back to school themed posts! Though we’re sad that we’re going to have to wait a whole year to blog more about back to school, we’re still excited to share a few more ideas with everyone before we pack away our school supplies.

Back in elementary school, I wanted to be a teacher when I grew up because I loved drawing on the chalkboard. Fast forward (many, many) years later, and the obsession is still ever so present. There’s just something about the chalkboard that brings back so many memories! So in today’s post, we’re dedicating it to chalkboard themed ideas that are perfect for back to school!

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If you have a love for chalkboards like I do, I hope this post brought back some good school memories from your childhood. Let us know what you want to see in our last few back to school posts of the year!



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St. Patrick’s Day Ideas for Teachers

St. Patrick’s Day is exactly a month from now! We are counting down to the days. Don’t you just love holidays? Holidays are definitely something exciting to look forward to. Here, we provide another great set of St. Patrick’s Day decorating ideas. For now, we are still scoping out for good ideas and tips for you to figure out what you want to do for your celebration.

If you are a teacher, you are in for a treat! We have found classroom ideas from Teacher’s Corner for all instructors.

St Patrick’s Day Party Activities and Crafts

POT ‘O GOLD – Have your students cut small pots out of gold or black construction paper (have cardboard patterns or ready-made die-cut pots available to trace). Have students decorate their pots with gold glitter and coins cut from gold foil! Save these pots to use later for the game described below or decorate classroom with them.
LUCKY CLOVER – Have your students cut clover shapes out of green construction paper (have cardboard patterns or ready-made die-cut clover available to trace). Save these shamrocks to use later for the game described below or decorate classroom with them.
SUGAR COOKIE FUN! – This activity can do double duty – when kids are finished decorating the cookies, they can eat them as a snack! Have a station set up with plenty of sugar cookies cut out in shamrock shapes (if possible – if not, use scalloped or round cookie cutters). On each individual plate, place one cookie and a plastic knife. Provide green and white frosting and sprinkles for decorating.

St Patrick’s Day Game Ideas

PIN THE POT ON THE RAINBOW – Paint a rainbow on a piece of poster board or let students paint a rainbow with poster paints. Give each student their construction paper “pot of gold” (made earlier as an activity) to attach. (idea: place velcro on back of each pot) On their turn, blindfold the students, spin them 3 times, point them in the right direction and let them try to “pin” the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!
LUCKY TRIVIA – Write trivia questions on the back of shamrocks cut out by students. The questions should be facts about St. Patrick’s Day or naming things that are green – depending on age of children. Divide the class into two teams. Place shamrocks in a black kettle (pot). Have students take turns picking a question from the pot. Teams get one point for each question answered correctly. The team with the most points in the end – wins!
POT OF GOLD – Fill a clear container (pot shaped if possible) with gold wrapped candy kisses or other gold wrapped candy. Have each child guess how many pieces of candy are in the container. The student with the closest guess wins the candy!

St Patrick’s Day Snack Ideas

SNACK IDEAS – The following snacks are easy to make, and many are simple enough for children to make. Some can do double duty, and work well as table decorations or crafts and then eaten later as a party snack.
LUCKY CLOVER! – Make sandwiches using favorite ingredients and cut out shamrock shapes using shamrock cookie cutters. For a healthier options, cut different foods into shamrock shapes using a variety of sizes! Try melon or cheese.
JELL-O® TREATS – Children always enjoy Jell-O® Jigglers! Cutting green Jell-O® with a shamrock shape cookie cutter is an easy way make a party treat! Or use lemon jello and use circle cutters for gold!
SUGAR COOKIES – This snack can do double duty – as a treat and activity! Use cookies students decorated earlier or bring purchased sugar cookies in St Patricks theme shapes.
IRISH GREEN – Add green food coloring to milk, mashed potatos or any food easliy colored.

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