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30+ March Activities for Elementary Students (Grades 1-5) in 2024

If you are looking for fun March activities for elementary students, then you found the right place! This post will share some of the best resources for teaching and celebrating some popular holidays and events like St. Patrick’s Day, Women’s History Month, Read Across America, and more. Learn all about the March activities below!

3 elementary students celebrating St. Patrick's Day in their own way

20 March Literacy Activities

Below are some reading and writing activities that are perfect for the month of March.

elementary student reading a green book independently

March Reading Activities

Learn about the book companion and graphic organizer resources below.

Book Companions for March Books

These book companion resources are part of my Starts With a Story collection. Each of them include reading comprehension questions, writing prompts, SEL lesson ideas, printable and digital students activities, and much more. Learn more about each of the book companions below!

How to Catch a Leprechaun book companionClever Tom and The Leprechaun book companionFiona's Luck book companionThat's What Leprechauns Do book companion
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The Luckiest Leprechaun book companionThe Gingerbread Man and The Leprechaun Loose in the School book companionJamie O'Rourke and The Big Potato book companionThe Easter Bunny's Assistant book companion
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Turkey's Eggcellent Easter book companionThe Easter Egg activitiesPlanting Stories book companionMake Way for Ducklings
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Reading Graphic Organizer Activities

The reading graphic organizer resources below can be used with any book related to each of their topics. The best part is that the graphic organizer templates can be used over and over again because of their open-ended nature. Learn more about them below!

St. Patrick's Day reading activitiescaterpillar and butterfly reading graphic organizer worksheet activities
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These graphic organizer activities pair really well with the lists of read alouds below. Check them out!

Non-Fiction Reading Unit

These nonfiction reading resource include 3 leveled reading passages, vocabulary cards, reading and writing activities, and more. They pair really nicely with our fictional book companions shown above. Learn more about this resource in our Clutter-Free Classroom Teacher Store!

Frogs and Toads non-fiction unitSt. Patrick's Day non-fiction unitHoli non-fiction unitRosa Parks non-fiction unitCaterpillar and butterfly non-fiction unit
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2 elementary students writing about a March topic

March Writing Activities

Learn about the writing resources for March below.

Writing Prompt Activities

The March writing prompts are available by themselves or as part of a monthly writing prompt bundle. It includes 10 different genres of writing: Creative, informative, opinion, narrative, procedural, descriptive, review, persuasive, poetry, and letter writing. They offer fun and engaging writing activities that will motivate your students to practice their writing skills and inspire a love of writing. Learn more about them below.

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Writing Assessments

At the end of the school year, you’ll want to capture a snapshot of your students’ current writing abilities. You can share this sample with their next year’s teacher to offer them some insight into their future students’ abilities. In addition, it’s great for sharing with families at conferences and using it as report card evidence. This spring writing resource is available by itself or as part of a year long bundle. Learn more about it below!

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St. Patrick’s Day Writing Projects

Check out these St. Patrick’s Day writing and craft projects.

Leprechaun House for Sale writing project and craftDisguise a Leprechaun project
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an abacus, girl writing math facts on a chalkboard, and a boy solving a math problem

March Math Activities

Below are some math activities that are perfect for the month of March.

March Math Word Problems

These March word problems are each part of larger year-long collections. Learn more about your grade level by selecting it below.

1st grade math word problems2nd grade math word problems3rd grade math word problems4th grade math word problems5th grade math word problems
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March Spiral Review Worksheets

Spiral review is the idea that, after introducing and teaching a foundational concept or skill, students continue to practice it regularly throughout the school year in order to maintain what they have learned. It is also known as the spiral learning method, spiral approach or spiral instruction. It is an integral part of every 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classroom.

Check out these March-themed spiral review activities that are part of larger resources. Select your grade level below!

first grade math spiral review activities2nd grade spiral review activities3rd grade spiral review activities4th grade spiral review activities5th grade spiral review activities
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Other March Activities

Activity Packets

These activity packets are filled with fun and engaging activities students love like a directed drawing writing activity, word search, and crossword puzzle! These activities can be used as center activities, homework, fast finisher tasks, filler activities, or indoor recess activities. Learn more about this print-and-go resource in our Clutter-Free Classroom Teacher Store!

rainbow activity packetSt. Patrick's Day activity packetspring activity packetbutterfly and caterpillar activity packetcrayon activity packet
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In closing, we hope you found these March activities for elementary students helpful! You may also find these ideas for teaching in March helpful too!

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