St. Patrick’s Day is coming up quick! There are so many fun crafts, discussions, games, and books to celebrate this holiday. That’s right, books too! There are so many great St. Patrick’s Day read aloud books out there that highlight different aspects of the holiday and below you will find some of my absolute favorites! This post contains affiliate links. I receive a small commission each time someone makes a purchase through one of my links, which helps to support the blog.
I love how this book is a take on the amazing Christmas classic. In this story, two siblings spend the night before St. Patrick’s Day creating a plan to trap a leprechaun. Not only do the siblings work together to create a plan but the author also does a great job of adding in St. Patrick’s Day traditions. The most exciting part is trying to figure out if their plan will work and if they will end the story with the leprechaun’s pot of gold!
I love this fun, rhyming story written in the point of view of a leprechaun! The rhyme makes the story both clever and entertaining. Students will have so much fun trying to find the leprechaun on each page and trying to figure out what the leprechaun will be up to next. This story can be used to discuss or brainstorm what they would do if they had to create a leprechaun trap. It may even inspire a writing lesson! 😉
If you are looking for a story to highlight St. Patrick’s Day traditions, this is the story for you! The story uses rhyme to describe a charming St. Patrick’s Day parade and all of the events leading up to it! This book would be great for sequencing . Have fun with your students as you go through the leprechauns’ day leading up to the parade. It will be both fun for your students and a great way to practice useful reading skills.
Set in Ireland, this story truly captures the legend of the leprechaun. The book highlights how mischievous leprechauns really are. It is a longer book and may have to be read multiple times in order to practice skills such as: identifying character traits, comparing and contrasting with other St. Patrick’s Day books, or cause and effect. The story’s mischievous moments are also its funniest moments and they will your students laughing while enjoying learning about St. Patrick’s Day legends.
By far my favorite book to read during St. Patrick’s Day (or any day honestly 😉 ) is this Dr. Seuss classic! This story is such a great book for making connections while reading. The wise old man in the Desert of Drize tells Duckie what he has to do in order to realize how lucky he is. The story goes through many individuals and circumstances that Duckie can think of whenever he is feeling unlucky or blue. My students loved brainstorming and making connections on what reminds them of how lucky they are!
I hope these books add to your St. Patrick’s Day fun and your students get the chance to use their reading skills, while also enjoying this charming holiday!
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