St Patricks Day Teaching Resources

It’s almost St Patricks Day! Here’s a bit of history for your students and children:

  • St. Patrick’s Day is an Irish holiday celebrated all around the globe to honor the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick. Read on to learn more about the origin of the holiday and about the man who inspired it or visit our “Fun Facts about St. Patrick’s Day” story.
  • St Patricks Day is observed on March 17 because that is the feast day of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. It is believed that he died on March 17 in the year 461 AD. It is also a worldwide celebration of Irish culture and history. St Patricks Day is a national holiday in Ireland, and a provincial holiday in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • In Ireland on St. Patricks Day, people traditionally wear a small bunch of shamrocks on their jackets or caps. Children wear orange, white and green badges, and women and girls wear green ribbons in their hair.
  • Many cities have a St. Patrick’s Day parade. Dublin, the capital of Ireland, has a huge St. Patrick’s Day festival from March 15-19, that features a parade, family carnivals, treasure hunt, dance, theatre and more. In North American, parades are often held on the Sunday before March 17. Some paint the yellow street lines green for the day! In Chicago, the Chicago River is dyed green with a special dye that only lasts a few hours. There has been a St. Patrick’s Day parade in Boston, Massachusetts since 1737. Montreal is home to Canada’s longest running St. Patrick’s Day parade, which began in 1824.

To help you celebrate, here are some fabulous St. Patrick’s Day resources!

Lesson Plans

Leprechaun Message – students examine the punctuation of a message left by a leprechaun (Language Arts)

Visit from the Leprechauns – (Language Arts)

If I had a pot of gold… – (Language Arts)

A Day in the Life of a Leprechaun – (Language Arts)

Students graph clover shamrocks that they find in the schoolyard in this lesson – (Math)

Here’s another magically delicious graphing activity with Lucky Charms (Math)

In this science idea, a carnation is magically turned green (Science)

History of St. Patrick’s Day (Social Studies)

Making A Leprechaun Trap

Printables

St. Patrick’s Day Hidden Picture Puzzles, Worksheets, Lessons, and Printables

Lots of Printables from Disney Family Fun

Tons of Printables from Kaboose

Printables from ABC Teach

Enormous Collection of Printables, Activities and More from WooJr

Videos

Huge list of Videos from Hot Chalk

Arts & Crafts

Huge collection of projects and more from Crayola

St. Patrick’s Day Arts and Crafts for Kids

Tons of Crafts from Enchanted Learning

Lots of Activities from DLTK

Craft Ideas from Disney Family Fun

Lots of Great Craft Ideas from Kaboose

Recipes/Food Crafts

Tons of Recipe/Food Ideas from Amazing Moms

Lots of Great Ideas for Treats from Disney Family Fun

St. Patrick’s Day Recipes for Everyone in the Family

Great Collection from Family Corner

 Here are some fabulous books:


 

More teaching resources

Have a great St Patricks Day!!

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