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Looking for the perfect St. Patrick’s day classroom decorations? I’ve got you covered! St. Patrick’s day is such an overlooked holiday that my students have always gotten excited for (even if I have to tell them to stop pinching each other!)
My favorite year celebrating St. Patrick’s Day is when I did a leprechaun inspired Elf on a Shelf. I had so much fun with my students, and created a lot of memories that I’ll never forget! If nothing else St. Patrick’s Day is a fun way to pass the time as you wait until Spring Break hits!
To make St. Patrick’s classroom decorations easy for you, I’ve rounded up my favorite ways for you to get into the spirit! The best part is that they all come from Amazon! I’ve included ways to decorate the classroom as well as cheap gifts to give your students and crafts that your students can make for their parents!
I found so many great things I couldn’t include them all in this blog, so be sure to check out my St. Patrick’s Classroom Decorations Storefront on Amazon! If you’re specifically looking for printable St. Patrick’s Day Classroom Decorations, checkout my store! I’ve got adorable bulletin boards, newsletters, Google slides, and so much more!
If you’re wanting your classroom to feel all the lucky vibes, your bulletin board is a great place to start! This light green bulletin board paper, or this darker green bulletin board are fantastic backgrounds.
If you’re going to purchase bulletin board paper, I recommend Better Than Paper Bulletin Board Paper on all of my blogs. I haven’t found a paper that’s more durable, or versatile, and it’s SO easy to work with! Check out this video to see it in action!
If you’re going with one of those green background papers, you’re going to want to add texture without adding colors that will clash. That means you’ll want to choose a black and white border with a fun design. I am currently loving this loop-de-loop border or this simple black and white polka dot border.
If you’re wanting to use something a little warmer than a black and white border, I would recommend this light wood border. It brings a hominess with it, and allows what you put on the bulletin board to really stand out!
If you’re not wanting to go all in on a green background, then start with a weathered wood shiplap background and add a fun border. This will also allow you to use the background paper all year long, and allows you to use a fun green border like this green glittery border. If you don’t want as much sparkle, I would recommend this scalloped green border with white polka dots.
Once you’ve got your bulletin board set up, you’re going to want to fill it. If you’re not sure where to start, consider my St. Patrick’s Day Bulletin Board Kits! Each digital download comes with a positive message, cute design and easy to cut out clipart. Check out the “Lucky Vibes” and “Kindness is Golden” Bulletin Boards today!
If you’re going to decorate for St. Patrick’s Day, you’ve got to add all the shamrocks you can! I love a Shamrock Welcome Mat as a way to get your kids excited before they even walk into your room. It comes with such a cute script font, and I love how the neutral background really makes the shamrock shine.
Another great way to add some Shamrock fun is to add this Wooden Multi-colored Shamrock to your front door. This farmhouse girl always love a wooden texture! More importantly, the fact that is has so many greens in it, makes it easy to tie into other green St. Patrick’s classroom decorations in your room.
If you’re looking to add a banner – my two favorites are this Green Ombre Garland, and this Shamrock Garland that comes with dark and light shades of green. These work great on a classroom door, on top of the whiteboard, or on the front of your teacher desk. Once you buy one (or a couple) of these, you’ll get in your room and know exactly where to put them!
Lastly, if you’re an elementary teacher then you know that students. love. stickers. But as a teacher I don’t want to have to clean up stickers off student desks or off my walls. So my solution was to use vinyl static cling stickers. This St. Patrick’s Classroom vinyl Static Cling Set comes with 109 pieces to fill your white board or windows with St. Patrick’s cheer!
Be sure to check out my St. Patrick’s Classroom Decoration Amazon Storefront to see more of my favorites that didn’t make it into the blog 🙂
I know not every school allows class parties for holidays – but there are tons of ways that you can make your student’s St. Patrick’s Day special! (More importantly, there are ways to make your student’s day without breaking the bank)
For starters, consider this St. Patrick’s Mega Pack with 144 pieces! The pack includes wrist bands, fun mustaches, glasses, stickers and even gold coins! You can fill your treasure box with these goodies for the entire month of March, or you can use things like the coins for a math lesson. At the time of writing this blog, the entire pack is less than $20 and has tons of uses!
If you’re looking to give your student’s a classroom set of something, why not do something cheap but fun like these cute Shamrock pens? The pack comes with 18 pens and would be SUCH a fun way to introduce a St. Patrick’s writing prompt!
Lastly, I have fallen in love with these Shamrock Stress balls. This pack comes with 16 stress balls with two different color greens. These are perfect for a class set if you have a smaller class, or as a way to keep some of your more active students focused!
St. Patrick’s Day Classroom Decorations shouldn’t be complicated, and they shouldn’t break the bank! Making a beautiful classroom is about more than just pretty decorations, it’s about the culture of the classroom.
Cheap gifts like these go a long way in creating a class culture that is excited to learn and can’t wait to see what you have planned next! If you’re looking for more gift ideas, check out my St. Patrick’s Day Amazon Storefront!
My last set of St. Patrick’s Day Classroom Decorations include craft ideas that students can give to their parents. The first option is a set of Wooden Shamrock cutouts. This pack comes with 22 blank shamrocks that your students can use to create personalized messages for their parents. The wood can be used with watercolor paints, or markers. If you use markers, you could even give your students a chance to do both sides in one sitting!
If you’re looking for a cheaper and potentially cleaner option, this set of Foam Shamrocks might be your best option! It comes with 224 pieces, which includes stickers that student can use to customize their own shamrock!
Teacher Tip: These products don’t have to be parent gifts! You can easily have students create these works of art and then use these as your St. Patrick’s Classroom Decorations! Students LOVE seeing their work on the bulletin board, on the walls, or in the windows. Displaying student work shows that their work is valuable and gives them a sense of belonging in the classroom!
This is my list of St. Patrick’s classroom decorations without breaking the bank! I hope these help you and your students get into the holiday spirit. Whatever you choose to do for St. Patrick’s Day, remember that when you hit March 15th you’re SO close to Spring Break 🙂 If you decorate for St. Patrick’s Day, please tag me on Instagram (@ConfettiandCreativity), I’d love to see it!
P.S. If you’re looking for a quick last-minute way to get in the St. Patrick’s spirit, be sure to check out my St. Patrick’s Day Posters, and my St. Patrick’s Day Google Slides 🙂