One of my favorites is talking about Leprechauns. I love having the kids write about leprechauns and occasionally we have leprechauns that "visit" the room and leave notes and usually a mess! This year we made these leprechauns and wrote about either what we would do if we were leprechauns or what we would do if we met a leprechaun! I have had the pattern for the leprechaun for years. I think it originally came from a Mailbox magazine.
Another teacher gave me a potato measuring activity a few years ago. The students bring in a potato from home and they use it during a center. They measure it in inches, centimeters, and then estimate and weigh the potato. The sheet the teacher gave me was looking pretty rough and had been copied so many ti mes that it was not good quality anymore. This year I revamped it. You can get a copy of it by clicking HERE. It is pretty basic but it gets the job done!