St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland and he has an amazing story! His story includes faith, fear, kidnapping, sacrifice, deliverance, and courage. I have collected several St. Patrick’s Day resources for you to make the most out of St. Patrick’s Day with your class. There are St. Patrick’s Day book recommendations, craft ideas, games, activities, snacks, and video clips for you to share with your class. Enjoy!
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A Fun Worksheet for Your Class
This fun St. Patrick’s Day worksheet will have your students hunting for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Students search for ten different St. Patrick’s Day-themed items among many Irish-themed items. This is a great worksheet and a fun addition to your St. Patrick’s Day lesson plan.
St. Patrick’s Day Craft Ideas
- Pom Pom Leprechaun from Crafty Morning
- Paper Plate Rainbow Craft from Cutesy Crafts
- Plastic Cup Leprechaun Hat from Kid Friendly Things To Do
- End of The Rainbow Paper Plate Twirler from Crafty Morning
- Four Leaf Clover Sun Catcher
St Patrick’s Day Games and Activities
- Make Shamrock Sugar Cookies – I love this recipe from If You Give A Blonde A Kitchen
- Or you could make some Rainbow Fruit Kabobs like these from I Heart Naptime
- Pot O’ Gold Coin Toss – Just grab a green cauldron and some Lucky Leprechaun Shamrock Embossed Coins.
- Or play – Color the Rainbow with Fruit Loops ~ Addition Math Game from Housing A Forest
- Or play Pin The Clover On The Leprechaun from Over The Big Moon
St. Patrick’s Day Book Recommendations
Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day: History, Traditions, and Activities – A Holiday Book for Kids – St. Patrick’s Day is about more than just shamrocks and leprechauns! This engaging nonfiction book for kids explains the history, traditions, and customs of St. Patrick’s Day―and includes interactive activities that encourage kids to celebrate at home or in their communities.
Leprechaun in Late Winter (Magic Tree House (R) Merlin Mission) – Jack and Annie are on a mission to find (and inspire!) creative people. This time, Jack and Annie meet an Irish girl and go on a magical adventure that changes the girl’s life—she grows up to be Lady Gregory, who helped bring back the Irish legends, started a theater, and helped the Irish people regain both their heritage and their pride.
Leprechauns and Irish Folklore: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House Merlin Mission #15: Leprechaun in Late Winter – When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House Merlin Mission #15: Leprechaun in Late Winter, they had lots of questions. What are leprechauns? How do we know many of the old Irish stories? How do fairies spend their time? Who speaks the Irish language? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts. Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures. And teachers can use Fact Trackers alongside their Magic Tree House fiction companions to meet common core text pairing needs.
The Kids Laugh Challenge – Would You Rather? St Patrick’s Day Edition – Would you rather all your family’s dishes come out of the dishwasher green OR all your family’s clothes come out of the laundry green on St. Patrick’s Day? Would you rather grow lucky four-leaf clovers out of your armpits OR have a lucky four-leaf clover stuck to the middle of your back where you can’t reach it? This book is packed with over 200 thought-provoking and hilarious St Patrick’s Day-themed ‘Would You Rather’ questions.
St. Patrick’s Day Snack Ideas
- St. Patrick’s Day Popcorn from Two Sisters
- St. Patrick’s Day Rice Krispie Treats from Classy Clutter
- St. Patrick’s Day Parfaits from Sincerely Jean
- Fudge and Mint Brownies from Over The Big Moon
- St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Smoothie from Geez, Gwen!
St. Patrick’s Day Video Recommendations
The Luckiest St. Patrick’s Day Ever! Read Aloud from Reading Pioneers Academy is a great choice for your young students.
This St. Patrick’s Day Facts for Kids from Homeschool Pop is a lot of fun and full of interesting facts.
A great video to share with your older students is St. Patrick – The Real Story from Exploration Films. It’s a quick run at just under eleven minutes but includes a lot of information about St. Patrick.
Quotes from St. Patrick
“I pray to God to give me perseverance and to deign that I be a faithful witness to Him to the end of my life for my God.”– Saint Patrick
“I am certain in my heart that all that I am, I have received from God.“– Saint Patrick.
May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.
The middle of February is just around the corner, which means March is quickly approaching. If your kids are like mine, they love the “green” holiday and learning about the history behind St. Patrick’s Day.
More St. Patrick’s Day Resources
This week, I’m teaming up with some of my fellow homeschool bloggers to bring you some fantastic St. Patrick’s Day-themed tips and resources. Be sure to check them all out below!
St. Patrick’s Day Homeschool Activities from In All You Do
Free 15-Minute Music Lesson About the Celtic Harp from Music in Our Homeschool
How to Make a Shamrock Salt Painting from I Choose Joy
30 Best Preschool Leprechaun Books from Homeschooling 4 Him
St. Patrick’s Day Unit Study for Homeschooling Families from Whole Child Homeschool
St. Patrick’s Day Notebooking from Homeschool Helper Online
15 Shamrock Crafts for Kids from Thrive at Home
St. Patrick’s Day STEM Activities from Hess UnAcademy
The History Behind St. Patrick’s Day Traditions from Homeschool On the Range
Awesome Ideas for Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Your Homeschool from Some Call It Destiny
Little Blue and Little Yellow: An Easy, Fun and Tasty Activity from The WOLFe Pack
Easy Homeschool Holiday Activities for Elementary Students from Homeschool with Moxie
We’ve been invaded by leprechauns from Our Crazy Adventures In Autismland
St. Patrick’s Day Resources For Your Classroom from Geez, Gwen!
Free Saint Patrick’s Day Preschool/Kindergarten Fun Pack from Everyday Graces Homeschool
History of St. Patrick’s Day: Unit Study from Orison Orchards
The Best St. Patrick’s Day Books for Kids from Heart and Soul Homeschooling
St. Patrick’s Day Lesson Plans and Activities for Preschool and Kindergarten from Simple Living Mama
Best St. Patrick’s Printables and Activities for Kids from Blessed Homeschool
I hope you have found some great resources for your family and/or your class. If you have any suggestions for great resources please leave them in the comments section below. We love to hear from you.
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