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St. Patrick's Day Activity

Shamrock with green glitter
After meeting with the classroom teacher, I adapted some of the activities for Monday in a shamrock book format. The book is 5 pages. The cover is a glitter scrapbook page cut to the shape. Page 1 has 3 words relating to the day on it. Page 2 has pictures that relate to the day on it and the student will place braille labels on or near the picture it matches. Page 4 and 5 are drawing and collage pages. The collage page will be the student placing St. Patrick's Day stickers on the page...filling it.
 
 

Materials: 

  • Shamrock with stickersgreen card stock/scrapbook paper
  • brailler
  • braille labels
  • St. Patrick's Day images
  • St. Patrick's Day stickers
  • system to bind

 

 

 

Procedure: 

  1. Shamrock with brailleAdd green glitter to a scrapbook page cut into the shape of a shamrock.
  2. Make a list of words related to the day in braille (e.g. shamrock, green, March).  Have the student do the braille or provide support, as necessary.
  3. Support the student to add braille labels to the pictures that relate to the day.
  4. Create a collage using stickers or tactile materials, depending on the needs of the student.
  5. Bind the book with a comb binding.

Variations: 

  • Students with low vision can do this in print.
  • Ask the students to match braille labels to the braille in the book.

Collage of Shamrock braille activity


 

Comments

Shamrock

Posted by Irish Mom

Posted on March 13, 2014
Updated on: February 7, 2018

Previous comments for St. Patrick's Day Activity

Irish Mom commented on March 23, 2014

Thank you for using the correct image for a shamrock! Teaching our students correctly the first time out! I did this with my son and had a blast! Thank for you your activity. Patrick even found some braille errrors...guess I need more practice!