Every year, more than 250,000 New Yorkers take over 5th Avenue for St. Patrick’s Day parade while millions of others celebrate in schools, homes and pubs. Celebration comes with fancy green clothes, hats, various spring symbols such as the clover and ends with partying and beer.
For St. Pat’s celebration we found a more sedate idea – a Project Board related one, easy to use. Project Boards are great, especially for kids, as they combine visuals with written pieces like poems, jokes or family slogans. Royal Brites Tri Fold Project Board with gridlines is helpful in better positioning elements on the work area.
Here are a few steps that your child or student should keep in mind:
- For a Family Tree Project, start with your main idea. Though the theme is St. Patrick’s Day, what is your main focus? If you have an Irish background, this might be your family heritage project. Or, perhaps you are just trying to entertain people with a few funny facts…
- To celebrate the family heritage, start with visuals. Make a family tree using green and tan Poster Board. Having a graphic display will make it easy for children to understand their roots and how they fit into the great picture.
They usually have great fun cutting and gluing pieces to put the tree together. A combination of colors such as Dark Green and Neon Green Poster Board will make it stand out. Use Royal Lace Shamrock Doilies as leaves on the tree branches and write names of the family members directly on them using a thick marker or cut out prints of family members’ names that are glued to the leaves.
- To capture attention, share new, funny or less known information. You can write these directly on the Project Board or print them on smaller pieces of Poster Board see printable EZ Print Board 8.5” x14” and then glue them on. Choose a mix of paper colors to print on: green goes great with yellow, orange and even light blue or purple. Check out the great color selections Geographics website offers.
Here are a few interesting facts that you may want to include in your project:
Did you know that:
- Saint Patrick’s signature color was light blue. Green only became associated with his celebration after it was linked to the Irish independence movement in the late 18th century;
- The shamrock is a symbol of the Holy Trinity;
- Saint Patrick’s real name was Maewyn Succat but he changed it to Patricius after becoming a priest;
- The odds of finding a four-leaf clover are 1 in 10, 000;