These St Patrick’s Day Activities for kids will help you celebrate on March 17th. Saint Patrick’s Day is a global celebration of Irish culture and a day to celebrate the patron Saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick, the colour green, pots of gold, shamrocks, leprechauns and Good Luck!
Here are 10 Saint Patrick’s Day Fun Facts and 17 classroom thematic crafts to help you celebrate!
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17 Saint Patrick’s Day Classroom Activities
St Patrick’s Day Word Search Puzzle
Have some fun celebrating the luck of the Irish with our free printable St Patricks Day Word Search Puzzle. It features 14 words related to the st patrick’s day holiday including:
St Patrick’s Day Writing Activities
Have some fun celebrating the luck of the Irish with our free printable St Patricks Day Writing Prompt, If I Found A Pot Of Gold... The perfect opportunity for students to write a narrative.
Use it with your kids after reading a St.Patrick’s Day themed picture book… to get those creative juices going!
St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Writing Activity
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with this Leprechaun WANTED poster! Have students create their leprechaun, name them, describe them and write about why they are guilty! A fun St Patricks Day writing prompt By A Plus Teaching Resources
Saint Patrick’s Day Facts
Saint Patrick’s Day is a global celebration, of Irish culture on or around March 17. It is a day to celebrate the patron Saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick, the colour green, pots of gold, shamrocks, leprechauns and Good Luck!
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Did you know that Saint Patrick wasn’t even Irish! He was born in England. Here is a list of 10 FUN St. Patrick’s Day Facts for you to share with your Students!
- St. Patrick’s day is an annual feast day celebration of ireland. It is traditionally a religious celebration on March 17th.
- It is believed that saint patrick drove all the snakes out of Ireland, but snakes have never been native to Ireland!
- Saint Patrick was not Irish! He was from Wales. He is remembered for bringing Christianity to Ireland.
- The shamrock is Ireland’s national flower. It is one of the main symbols of saint Patrick’s Day. The shamrock represent the Holy Trinity.
- The leprechaun is an unfriendly Irish fairy. If you catch one they are forced to tell you where their pot of gold is!
- Most people, even non-Irish, wear green on this day. An Irish tradition is to pinch anyone who is not wearing green!
- Blue was the colour associated with St. Patrick. In 1798 the colour green became officially associated with the day.
- Corned beef, cabbage and green beer are traditional fare. Less traditional are party foods that are dyed green.
- Since 1962, the Chicago River is dyed green to celebrate St. Patrick’s day.
- St. Patrick’s day is now celebrated all around the world. Anyone can join in the celebrations!
St Patrick’s Day Pots Of Gold Craft
Pots of Gold Chains By Crafty Morning
Leprechaun Paper Plate Craft
Leprechaun Paper Plate Mask By Crafty Mama in Me
Shamrock Stamping Activity
Shamrock & Rainbow Prints By Make & Takes
Paper Shamrock Craft
Paper Strip Shamrock Craft By Sugar Bee Crafts
Leprechaun Puppet By Red Ted
Paper Plate Shamrock Craft
11. Paper Plate Shamrock Hat By All Kids Network
St. Patrick’s Day Children’s Books
How To Catch A Leprechaun -You’ve been planning night and day, and finally you’ve created the perfect trap! Now all you need to do is wait. Is this the year you’ll finally catch the leprechaun? Start a St. Patrick’s Day tradition with this fun and lively children’s book..
There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed A Clover -There was an Old Lady who swallowed things over and over, and now she’s come back to swallow a clover! She’s back! That lovely old lady has returned just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. Now she’s swallowing items to make the perfect rainbow to hide a pot of gold.
The Gingerbread Man & The Leprechaun Loose at School – After a mischievous leprechaun makes a mess of the band room, the Gingerbread Man vows to catch him. He follows the leprechaun’s clues all around the building finding chaos everywhere–even in the library! But then he finds the worst clue of all. It says the leprechaun’s next target might be a house made of gingerbread!
Luckily, the Gingerbread Man makes it to his classroom in time to set a trap for the leprechaun. He’ll show that mischief maker that he messed with the wrong cookie this time.
St Patrick’s Day Printables
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