This St. Patrick’s Day glyph is an excellent activity for reading and following directions, and requires problem solving, communication, and data organization. It has the students coloring or gluing different items on a St. Patrick’s Day based on information about themselves. Students are to finish the St. Patrick’s Day glyph using the seven categories listed below.
1) How Do You Come to School?
2) Shamrocks (age?)
3) Rainbow (favorite colors?)
4) Boy or Girl?
5) Coloring the Hat (like to read?)
6) Coloring Your Gold (hair color?)
Examples of the first two categories can be seen on the preview version of the handout. So that each student has the same starting point, an outline of a Pot of Gold is provided on page 4 of this five page activity. This handout also includes an outline of a girl leprechaun and a boy leprechaun that are to be cut out for item #4, Boy or Girl?
Reading the completed glyph and interpreting the information represented is a skill that requires deeper thinking by the student. Students must be able to analyze the information presented in visual form. A glyph such as this one is very appropriate to use in the CCSS data management strand of math.
The activity can be easily adapted for first grade or kindergarten by reading the directions to the children.
If your students like doing glyphs, you might also like these:
Back to School Glyph
Turkey Glyph with Questions
Snowman Glyph with Questions
Groundhog Day Glyph with Questions
Bunny Glyph for Spring or Easter
You can purchase all five glyphs listed above plus this featured one in a bundle. By buying the bundle, you will save about 20%. Check it out at:
Bundle of Glyph - Gathering Data and Following Directions