Silly McGilly

Did you know that September marks the halfway point until St. Patrick's Day? I just love St. Patrick's Day and teaching my students about fun Irish traditions like wearing green, finding 4-leafed clovers, and leprechauns!

As a teacher, I also love to plan ahead and make sure I have what I need for special celebrations.  That's where Silly McGilly comes in! I had to make sure I had him ordered so I'm not scrambling in March and stressed over shipping!

Silly McGilly is a cute little leprechaun toy and book combo.  The book tells about the tradition:
Silly McGilly is a friendly Leprechaun who enjoys playing fun little tricks on children throughout the St. Patrick’s Day season. ​Read his story, then place his doll by a window each evening that you would like Silly to come and play a trick in your home or classroom.   

The next morning children will delight in seeing what shenanigans Silly McGilly has been up to while they slept.  Maybe he’s left some treats behind: it could be chocolate coins, shamrocks or a St. Patrick’s day sticker.  Or, maybe he’s been up to a little mischief, turning over chairs or leaving the kitchen cabinets open.   

The magic of Silly McGilly is as limitless as your imagination. YOU hold the power to decide what sorts of fun Silly will have in your home or classroom, and how often Silly will visit: every day in March, once a week, or just the day before St. Patrick’s Day.

Whether you're Irish or not, wonderful memories are waiting for you with this new St. Patrick's Day tradition!

Last year, Silly McGilly came to our classroom.  He turned some posters upside down, re-organized the cards in our calendar, and left us presents! There are some fun activities on the website, too!

I also used some fun units to help us learn about St. Patrick's Day.

If you order the book before October 15th, the sisters who wrote the book will sign it for you! I love having signed books in my classroom (link to cursive! :)  


  1. I adore St. Patrick's Day! This little guy reminds me of elf on the shelf! Love love love. Putting him on my wish list now :)

    1. Yes, he is similar to Elf on a Shelf! The kids absolutely love him!