20 Fun St. Patrick’s Day Writing Prompts

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St. Patrick’s Day is nearly here, and I know you want to keep your students thinking and writing while they’re feeling extra lucky! Here are some fun March writing prompts that will do just that.

Perfect for journals, writing centers, bell work, or discussion! Try some of these with your students!

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St. Patrick’s Day Writing Prompts

  1. Pretend that you have found a four-leaf clover that will bring you extraordinary good luck for exactly one day. Write about your lucky day.
  2. St. Patrick’s Day is not generally a gift-giving holiday like Mother’s Day or Christmas. Write a persuasive essay to convince people to give gifts on St. Patrick’s Day.
  3. Pretend that you can only eat green food on St. Patrick’s Day. Create a menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  4. Draw a large four-leaf clover. In the center write: I am lucky because… Then, write a different way that you are lucky on each of the four leaves.
  5. You have caught a leprechaun, and he has given you a pot of gold in exchange for his freedom. What do you do with it?
  6. Make a T-chart. One side, list the advantages of being as small as a leprechaun. On the other side, list the disadvantages of being as small as a leprechaun.
  7. Make a list of as many things that are green as you can.
  8. What does it mean to get a “lucky break?” Write about a time when you got one.
  9. What do leprechauns do all day? Make a daily schedule for a leprechaun.
  10. Describe a magical land “over the rainbow.” Use as much detail as you can.
  11. James Garfield (the 20th US president) said, “A pound of pluck is worth a ton of luck.” What do you think he meant? Do you agree? Why or why not?
  12. A mischievous leprechaun paid a visit to your classroom during the night and caused all kinds of trouble. What did he do?
  13. Write a story about catching a leprechaun.
  14. How would life be different if everyone had light green skin and dark green hair?
  15. Make a list of everything you know about Ireland.
  16. Pretend you are a leprechaun who is unhappy with your wardrobe. You are tired of the old-fashioned hat, suit, and shoes. You want a new, updated look for today’s modern leprechaun. Write a letter to the leprechaun fashion designer explaining why you think an update is a good idea and what the new leprechaun outfit should look like.
  17. Plan a St. Patrick’s Day party for your class. What will you do? What will you eat?
  18. Pretend you are the script writer for your favorite TV show. You have been assigned to write the St. Patrick’s Day episode. Write a summary of the episode you create.
  19. Do you believe in leprechauns? Why or why not?
  20.  Draw a large rainbow. Write a poem about rainbows in your rainbow with one line on each band of color. Your poem may or may not rhyme (this could make a nice art project if you have the students do their rainbows in light watercolor and then write the poem with a black Sharpie).

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1 thought on “20 Fun St. Patrick’s Day Writing Prompts”

  1. Rachel, I teach high school students with learning Differences and so love your materials. I can adapt what you have to meet the needs of my students with fun built into the activity. Thank you for the variety of ideas.

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