Check out this adorable doodle page FREEBIE for St. Patrick’s Day! It’s a super cute activity you can use anywhere in your day. Read on to find out some simple ways you can use this doodle page in your classroom.
Doodle Page Ideas
Create a Doodle Page Display
Have this holiday inspired doodle coloring page on students’ desks for morning work. You can get the day started as students color their page. As students finish, they can add to a bulletin board display, or you can assist students with gluing or taping their designs to a larger piece of colored cardstock for an extra pop of color. If you can’t dedicate a lot of time to the page all at once, then have students use it as an early-finisher activity. You might also use this as something they can work on during independent time.
Practice Following Directions
A simple coloring page is a great opportunity to have students practice following directions. Review the doodle page and create a list of directions for students to follow, “Color three leprechauns with yellow hats. Color one shamrock purple.” This is also helpful to review reading and comprehension skills in a fun and light-hearted activity.
For a fun twist on St. Patrick’s Day, give this doodle page an added rule – no green allowed! Have students think of creative ways to color the sheets without using green.
Be All Green
Or…tell students they are only allowed to use green crayons. Allow them to explore different shades and creative ways to make images stand out with only one color.
Pair With a Writing Prompt
You’ll see a couple different options for coloring with this freebie. After coloring their doodle page, have students work on a short creative writing prompt. Some options might be:
- What would you do if you caught a leprechaun?
- What does it mean to be lucky? Do you think you’re lucky?
- Sometimes people believe objects bring them luck. What might your “lucky object” be?
- Four-leaf clovers are often considered lucky. Write a story about finding one.
- Write a story where you discover what is at the end of the rainbow.
- Leprechauns are considered tricksters. Write about what happens when one gets in the classroom.
After spending time coloring, introduce the story How to Catch a Leprechaun by Adam Wallace. It is a fan favorite for students. If you’re looking for a perfect activity to accompany this doodle page. I also have a fun math-related activity that accompanies this story. You can find my post about it here. It’s your lucky day – this math activity is also a freebie.
What fun activities are you planning for St. Patrick’s Day? I love adding to my activities and making fun changes each year. Share your favorites below and let me know if you enjoyed the doodle page!