Lately, I have been doing more research on homeschooling. More accurately, hackschooling. Dylan is only 2.5 but there are so many fantastic resources for toddler early learning that it’s just too simple not to take advantage of. Besides Pinterest being loaded with ideas and fun activities, there are many printable, and downloadable curriculums. At this stage in Dylan’s learning, we identify closely with Montessori learning.
Next week is St. Patrick’s Day and I thought that it would be a fun thing to build the curriculum around it for the week. Below is a list of what we plan to do. The greatest thing is that it is pretty general so that the topic can grow with us each year. While right now he doesn’t understand what or where Ireland is, in 5 years this one list can launch us into learning about Ireland for an entire month or more! As always, let’s just see where this takes us. Learning should always be an adventure…
Week of St. Patrick’s Day
- Learn about the life of St. Patrick
- Locate Ireland on a map
- Learn about Ireland
- Learn about St. Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland
- Origins of the Celtic Christian Cross and meaning
- How other countries celebrate St. Patrick’s Day
- Make green foods/drinks – I think we’ll try these clover cookies!
- Make rainbows like this hand art craft!
- Make shamrocks
- Color these free St. Patrick themed printables, add our own pictures & stories to make a scrap/memory book for St. Patrick’s Day 2015!
- Have a counting game with handmade shamrocks
- Gather a basket of green things found around the house
- Look for green objects and cars when out and about
- Decorate tricycle in St. Patrick’s Day colors for “parade”
- Listen to Celtic music
Local library for books
St. Patrick’s Day Literacy Pack via homeschoolingdeals.com
Now over to you:
What does your family do in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day?
What are your favorite crafts or activities?