Last month we shared a fun Valentine’s roll-a-story printable. My kids had so much fun with it. So we decided to make another one for St. Patrick’s Day. We added some different leprechauns as well as other fun things like rainbows, unicorns, and shamrocks. I hope they enjoy this St. Patrick’s Roll-A-Story as much as mine have!
In case your kids are wondering, we looked up some of the symbols for St. Patrick’s Day and integrated them into the story. Like the shoemaker’s hammer, harp, and Blarney house. We found this article that explained them all great!
St. Patrick’s Roll-A-Story
This printable St. Patrick’s Roll-A-Story edition is fun to use over and over because the kids will not likely get the same four things. You can even have them use it to write a chapter book of sorts.
We got the writing and drawing combo notebooks from Walmart, but you can get them on Amazon and most other stores. These roll-a-story prompts are great because it really gets their imaginations working and helps them create fun short stories. Integrating different characters, settings, and problems encourages them to think ahead as well.
How a roll-a-story works
If you haven’t done this kind of story before, here is a quick overview. Your child will take a die and roll it four different times. The first time, they will roll it to choose the 1st character. For example, if they get a five, their 1st character will be dancing leprechaun.
Then they roll again, and the next number they get determines their second character. The third roll determines their setting and the fourth roll determines the problem.
Once they have figured out all the elements, then they will create a short story using them. So if they got dancing leprechaun, rainbow, Blarney castle, and lost the pot of gold, they would figure out a way to put them all together to make a story with a good beginning, middle, and end.
The point is to get them to be creative, but also use good handwriting, punctuation, etc. I like the writing/drawing books because it allows them to draw pictures to go along with their stories. I have included a couple of pictures from my kids’ stories below so you can get an idea.