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Projects By Jen -- St. Patrick's Project 2012 by Jennifer Wagner is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
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The hardest part of any project is to provide good, quality lessons for all grades. What I suggest is for you to read through all the suggestions and then advance or simplify as necessary! If you have a great idea -- please send it to me.

Language
1. Encourage your students to write General Mills with the results from this project or with any questions they might have.
General Mills, Inc.
P.O. Box 9452
Minneapolis, MN 55440
2. RAINBOW WRITE
Rather than having kids write their words 3-5 times each every week, allow them to pick 3-5 colors and "rainbow write" their words
3. Cut shapes (like the Lucky Charm shapes) and have your students make a story book about their experience with this project.
4. Have your students write a paragraph on what shape would they like to add to the Lucky Charms cereal and why.
5. Write a poem, a haiku, a limerick, or acrostic verse about Lucky Charms.
6. Make up a story about the day in the life of a Lucky Charms!
7. Take the words General Mills Lucky Charms Cereal and create as many words as you can.
8.Visit the General Mills Cereal Box website and scroll down to Lucky Charms. Pick 2 of the old boxes and have your students find 3 things that are the same and 3 things that are different.
Math
1. Have your students form patterns using the Lucky Charms.
2. Write math word problems on the board for your student's to solve. Example: 3 Green Clovers + 3 Blue Moons = Total Lucky Charms. (great manipulative for PreK and K)
3. Using a ruler -- have your Lucky Charms on that line to figure out how many FL it takes to make 1 foot. Encourage your students to use different measurements and then chart down their data. FOR FUN -- have your students pick items around the room and use FL to measure their length.
4. Have your students count out Lucky Charms in 2's, 5's, 10's, etc.
5. Cut out several LARGE shapes of various colors -- (triangle, circle, squares, trapezoids, etc) and have your student's trace the edges with Lucky CharmsL. Have them chart down their counts.
6. Assign currency value to each Lucky Charm (heart = 1cent, moon = 5cent, etc) Assign prices to certain items in your class and have your students figure out how many Lucky Charms they would need to purchase that item.
7. Purchase the book "Cereal Math". Boost kids' math skills with these irresistible, hands-on activities using cereal! Students will create a cereal abacus, estimate how many raisins are in "two scoops", use Venn diagrams to sort and classify cereal by attributes, collect and graph data, explore patterns, and more! $8.76 at Amazon.com. Gr. K - 2
St. Patrick's Day
1. Visit Billy The Bear's Website about St. Patrick
2. Bingo Dauber Art: Visit DLTK for some templates to use with your students.
3. Marble Paint
Draw a shamrock shape on a piece of paper. Put the shamrock shape in the bottom of a cardboard box (or a cake pan). Have different cups of green paint and marbles. Drop one or two marbles (at a time) onto th shamrock pattern and tilt the box/pan to have them roll over the shamrock. Hang to dry when done.
4. Shamrock Cookie Cutter Art
Find a cookie cutter that is shaped like a shamrock. Have the children dip the cookie cutter in a shallow container of green paint, then press onto a piece of paper to make shamrock prints. Sprinkle with gold glitter as an extra effect!
5. Green Shaving Cream Art
Add a few drops of green paint to shaving cream. Have the children use this to paint with. Not mixing the paint in will give it a special look.
6. Rain and Rainbow Collage
Look in a magazine or newspaper for pictures of rain, or rainbows, cut them out, and let your child glue them onto a piece of paper for a collage.
7. Shamrock Rubbings
Cut shamrock shapes from paper doilies or sandpaper. Tape these shamrocks to the table. Have the children place a piece of thin white paper over the shamrocks and rub a crayon over the shamrock.
8. Shamrock Hop
Place shamrock shapes on the floor. Have the children hop from one shamrock to the next.
9. Treasure Hunt
Draw a simple map of your class/school. Cut out large shapes of Lucky Charms. Hide each shape somewhere in your classroom/school. Explain the map to your child. Draw X's on the map where you have hidden the shapes. Let your students find the shapes by using the map..
10.Leprechaun mischief
While the children are out playing or before they arrive make some silly changes in the room like putting things out of place, hiding things, leaving gold chocolate coins, etc. Leave green footprints Blame it on the leprechaun when they come in. Explain all about St. Patrick's day and leprechauns. (found at ChildFun website)
12.Rainbow Clover
Visit this link (http://www.classifiedmom.com/2012/02/textured-rainbow-shamrock-kids-craft.html) for details on how to make a RAINBOW textured clover!
Online
1. Download the data from the Results Page into Excel and create graphs of the project. If you don't have EXCEL, you can print out the data and use an online graphing program called Create A Graph!
2. Using the downloaded data, teach your students how to sort data and create graphs based on state participation.
3. Using Inspiration/Kidspiration, create a color visual learning experience. Free 30 day trial available here -- INSPIRATION   KIDSPIRATION
4. Create PowerPoint/Hyperstudio presentation (including pictures) of your Lucky Charm Project!!
5. Using a digital or regular camera -- make a collage of your Lucky Charm Day! Scan your pictures and print them out on T-Shirt transfer paper as an added memory for your kids!!
6. Create a webpage, blog, animoto, etc..... of your Lucky Charm Day! Send me the link and we will list it on this website!!
7. Using Paint, Kid Pix, or any other graphics program, create a Lucky Charm Picture.
8. Visit http://www.luckycharms.com/ for several interative games.