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What’s the Plan for March?

March is my F•A•V•O•R•I•T•E month! It’s filled with family birthdays, the first signs of spring, and of course, the very best holiday of the year…St. Patrick’s Day!

I’m here today to share a few of my favorite March activities, books and freebies for this fabulous month!

Class Books are a wild favorite these days in the classroom {I’ve even had to implement a system for who can read our latest book first!} These are a quick and easy to activity to leave for a sub or even as a Daily 5 writing idea!

St. Patrick’s Day

March Class Books Lucky to Be in First
Fraction Leprechauns

I love these adorable Fraction Leprechauns from Growing Firsties! Head on over and grab this freebie from sweet Lisa!

Last year we wrote about how Lucky we are and a poem about the colors of the rainbow. Projects for St. Patrick’s Day just make the classroom so cheerful, don’t you think?

St. Patrick's Day Pots of Gold Lucky to Be in First
Rainbow Poems St. Patrick's Day Lucky to Be in First

I absolutely LOVE the Directed Drawings from Jennifer from First Grade Blue Skies. She shares super simple directions for those of us who are not artistic to lead our class in some art that is worthy of hanging in the classroom! How cute are these leprechauns? You can grab her directions {here}

Instead of drawing a Leprechaun, what about growing a Leprechaun with hair! These little guys just crack me up! You can find the green plastic cups at the Dollar Tree!

More of What Leprechauns Do Lucky to Be in First

As I shared over in the Book Mark It Post for March, you can never go wrong with How-To writing! Kids love to spin tales about how they would catch a leprechaun…and just what they would do if they actually collected all of that gold! Grab the FREEBIE and get your kiddos writing!  

And because it’s my absolute favorite holiday, I had a hard time limiting my book selections!

St. Patricks' Day Book Suggestions Lucky to Be in First 2

Of course anything by Tomie De Paola is great but these three are my favorite:

Jaime O’Rourke and the Big Potato

Jaime O’Rourke and the Pooka

Fin M’Coul

St. Patricks' Day Book Suggestions Lucky to Be in First

Tim O’Toole and the Week Folk

How to Catch a Leprechaun

St. Patricks’ Day {a great non-fiction intro book!}

That’s What Leprechauns Do


With Easter a little bit earlier this year, I had to pull out my file of fun!

Related Reading: Spring Classroom Activities

We’re working A LOT on nouns this month so I always use Teacher to the Core’s adorable “How ‘Tweet’ It Is” craftivity! Head over and grab this adorable FREEBIE from Katie!

How stinkin’ cute are these directed drawing chicks from Krokotak? Thankfully step-by-step directions are included 🙂

Want some more ideas? Make sure to follow my March ideas on Pinterest!

Follow Molly – Lucky to Be in First’s board School Stuff – March on Pinterest.


PS- Check out another fun March activity, March Morning Work!

2 Responses

  1. This post is fantastic! I don’t know a first grade teacher (some K and 2nd too) that couldn’t use every single one of these links! Thank you for sharing such quality activities! You hold a very high bar for your students and it shows through all of your hard work!

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