Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

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Did you know that there are 34 million people of Irish ancestry in the US?  That’s almost 9 times more than the population of Ireland (3.9 million). It’s no wonder that St. Patrick’s Day is such a widely celebrated holiday in the US!  The St Pat’s Day Parade in the New York City is the largest in the world, with 150,000 marchers and 2 million spectators.

Here are some great ways to celebrate this holiday in the classroom, incorporating Social Studies, art, reading and writing:

Listen to Everybody’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day in the audio player, below.