St. Patrick’s Day with Silly McGilly is a fun way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at school or in the classroom! Bring the culture and joy of the holiday into your classroom with this fun friend.
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Silly McGilly is the story of a leprechaun who “takes time off” from making fairy shoes in the month of March to play tricks!
Read the story to your child(ren) or students, and then place Silly McGilly by the window to invite him in!
Not only is the story itself adorable, but it rhymes!
Celebrating St. Patricks Day with Silly McGilly
After you place McGilly by the window, he is invited to come play tricks!
What kind of tricks? you ask? Well, I remember one time
my mom (also a teacher) a leprechaun took all of the green crayons out of my mom’s kindergarten classroom! “McGilly” can also:
- Leave “little green footprints” in and around your classroom
- Bury a “pot of gold [coins]” on the playground
- Leave “rainbow snacks” (skittles, fruit, etc.)
- Remove all green math manipulatives (or leave only green ones out)
- Leave a “green” note on the whiteboard
- Spray green silly string
- Leave green slime or play doh
- For MORE silly trick ideas for home and school, click here.
And guess what? McGilly can also leave academic resources in your classroom! I know, what ARE the chances?! 😉
Depending on your grade level, the students can write him a letter…
…or practice parts of speech with silly mad libs…
…or leave these free “I Spy” CVC centers from my TpT Store!! What a great little leprechaun!
Have you ever celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with Silly McGilly? I would love to hear what you did! Let me know below. 👇 If you’re looking for some other fun St. Patrick’s Day books to read aloud to your class, check this post out!
There are many more FREE Silly McGillly resources that you can find here!
How do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in your classroom? Have you ever celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with Silly McGilly? I am always looking for new ideas to make these days in the classroom more special! Let me know below! 👇