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St. Patrick's Day Headbands Game

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 4 pages | Grades: K - 2

Introduce St. Patrick’s Day vocabulary words with our picture & word card headbands game.

‘Tis the season… for classroom shenanigans! 

St. Patrick’s Day Fun and Games! 

We created this resource for your St. Patrick’s Day reading center as an independent practice activity or as a whole group brain break activity during the days surrounding March 17th!

To play, students will choose a card, place it over their head without looking and try to figure out what is on it through the clues their partner gives them. 

You can also opt to make individual student headbands for this game out of sentence strips. Then, students use blue tack to attach the card to their headbands instead of holding it to their forehead.

Scaffolding + Extension Tips 

Support students who need help understanding the concepts by using this activity in small groups to focus on breaking up the words by their phonemes

Challenge fast finishers who already understand the concept to record each word on a separate sheet of paper. They can write the words in sentences, poems, or short paragraphs, depending on their proficiency. 

Get our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies here! 

And For An Extra Helping Of Luck… 

We also suggest using this game to reinforce your small group and full-class lessons in the following ways: 

🐟 Go Fish 

Build a more extensive vocabulary! To play Go Fish, print out two sets of these cards, shuffle them, and pass out 5 to each player. The remaining cards go in the center of the play area. Taking turns, players ask each other for their matches. 

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access. 

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource. 

This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a teacher in Michigan and Teach Starter Collaborator.


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