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! Start the celebrations with our Saint Patrick’s Day Activities For Kids this March 17th!
Here are 10 Saint Patrick’s Day Fun Facts and 17 classroom thematic crafts to help you celebrate this Irish celebration!
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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! FREEBIE at the end of this post
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 Crafts For Kids
- Pots of Gold Chains By Crafty Morning
- Leprechaun Paper Plate Mask By Crafty Mama in Me
- Shamrock & Rainbow Prints By Make & Takes
- Paper Strip Shamrock Craft By Sugar Bee Crafts
- Leprechaun Puppet By Red Ted
- 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.
- It’s the night before St. Patrick’s Day, and Tim and Maureen are wide awake setting traps to catch a leprechaun! When they wake the next morning to the sound of their dad playing the bagpipes and the smell of their mom cooking green eggs, they’re shocked to find that they’ve actually caught a leprechaun. But will they be able to find his pot of gold? -Natasha Wing puts an Irish twist on a Christmas classic.
- Happy St. Patrick’s Day Curious George – George loves a celebration, and St. Patrick’s Day means plenty o’ music, dancing, and feasting fun! He dresses up in his festive finest, looks for leprechauns, and learns some Irish dance steps. But can George make it to the parade without causing any trouble? See if his lucky four-leaf clover will come through . . .
- The Luckiest St Patrick’s Day Ever -Share in this leprechaun family’s charming St. Patrick’s Day celebration, complete with a fun parade and an Irish feast! Top o’ the morning! It’s March 17th, and the Leprechauns are gathered for their favorite day of the year. Join them as they celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with music, dancing, and a parade! Teddy Slater’s delightful rhyming story is accompanied by lively illustrations from Ethan Long.
- The itsy bitsy leprechaun is ready for a St. Patrick’s Day adventure as he searches for a lucky four-leaf clover. Little ones will love this magical twist on the classic nursery rhyme “The Itsy Bitsy Spider!”
- Pete the Cat The Great Leprechaun Chase – It’s St. Patrick’s Day, and it’s also the grand opening of Pete the Cat’s leprechaun catching business. Pete gears up to trap a leprechaun for his friends! But catching a leprechaun is never easy—especially if it’s Clover, who’s full of tricks. Will luck be on Pete’s side? Or will Pete learn luck is actually something earned?
- Ten Lucky Little Leprechauns – Count from one to ten as one little leprechaun looking for treasure magically becomes ten silly leprechaun friends at the end of the rainbow! A humorous, rhyming celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.
- St Patrick’s Day – In this bright picture book, nonfiction master Gail Gibbons tells you everything you need to know about this holiday. You’ll learn the story of Patrick’s life, legends about the saint, and the history of the holiday. From shamrocks to shillelaghs, Gail Gibbons’ signature combination of accessible text and clear, colorful illustrations creates a perfect introduction to a fun holiday. A perfect introduction to the customs surrounding the holiday– parades, special meals, and of course wearing lots of green. Filled with facts, legends, and traditions, this book is ideal for kids learning about the holiday, Irish culture, and history
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St Patrick’s Day Reading Activity
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