Brightest Teacher Contest and a St. Patrick’s Day Freebie



Brightest Teacher Contest and a St. Patrick’s Day Freebie:  I’m partnering with ASTROBRIGHTS® Papers to share a St. Patrick’s Day freebie and also share this year’s Brightest Teacher Contest!


If you know a special teacher, give them a chance to win their dream classroom! Nominate someone who goes above and beyond the basics of teaching and they could win an amazing classroom makeover, valued at $5,000 sponsored by Astrobrights and designed by the Bright Minds.  Check out the end of the post for contest details!  This is a sponsored post that contains affiliate links.


Today, I’m sharing a colorful St. Paddy’s Day printable that uses three colors by Astrobrights: Cosmic Orange™ , Solar Yellow™ , and Gamma Green™.  This is great fun and perfect for photos that I share in my class {private}  parent group on Facebook.


I used the combination of colors to make these adorable headband hats (with beards).  You can choose to just use the hats if you prefer to not have a beard.

1. First I printed the hat pattern on Gamma Green™ paper and had my kids color the band black and cut it out.

2. Next I printed the buckle onto Solar Yellow™ paper and after cutting it out, they glued the buckle to the hat band.

3. The next part is optional, but I really think it’s cute.  I printed the beard onto Cosmic Orange™ and carefully cut it out.  The  beard length is flexible, easy to cut shorter or longer.   I attached the beard to the bottom of the hat with a stapler.

4.  I used old March themed bulletin board border for the headbands and simply stapled the hat and beard combo to it!  You can get the hat and beard patterns on Google Drive.

5.  After the pieces are assembled, all that’s left is to wear it on March 17th and be sure to take pictures!


Are you already thinking of a teacher who has projected brightness into the lives of others?  To enter a special educator in the Brightest Teacher Contest, head over to and enter that special teacher for a chance to win a $5,000 classroom make-over sponsored by Astrobrights!

Thank you Astrobrights Papers for supporting teachers!

And if you’re looking for something else for St. Patrick’s Day, why not try my very first directed drawing freebie!? You can find it on TpT.

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