March 17th, is St Patrick's Day. St. Patrick's Day observes the death of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. The holiday has evolved into a celebration of Irish culture with parades, special foods, music, dancing, drinking and a whole lot of green. The following provides free Printables and Templates that will enable you to celebrate St Patrick's Day at your service and activities that can be implemented into the curriculum for children.
About St Patrick's Day
Saint Patrick's Day or the Feast of Saint Patrick is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick the foremost patron saint of Ireland. The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland and celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general. Celebrations generally involve public parades and festivals, Irish traditional music sessions (céilithe), and the wearing of green attire or shamrocks. Leprechauns are actually one reason you're supposed to wear green on St. Patrick's Day—or risk getting pinched! The tradition is tied to folklore that says wearing green makes you invisible to leprechauns, which like to pinch anyone they can see.
Printables For Children
Pot Of Gold Tracing Lines - Pot Gold Tracing Lines enables children to use hand-eye coordination and encourages them to draw in a specific direction.
St Patrick's Day Spy Cards - St Patrick's Day I Spy is a great counting game for children. Children have to count the correct picture objects and write the correct amount next to the picture.
Leprechaun Colour Matching - Leprechaun Colour Matching enables children to match the correct colour hat to the matching coloured leprechaun.
Counting Pots Of Gold - The Counting Pots Of Gold encourages children to recognise the number on the pot and to count the correct number of gold coins to add to each of the pots.
Counting Beards - Counting beards is a fun "St Patrick's Day" counting activity from 1 to 20. Children need to recognise and identify the number on the leprechaun and add the correct number of orange balls as a beard.
St Patrick's Day Posters - St Patrick's Day Posters provide images of St Patricks Day celebrations. These can be used as discussion points for children. These can also be used in dramatic play.
Note: - All the above Printables are available for FREE to download. To download, simply click on each of the images/posters and it will automatically start downloading to your device.
St Patrick's Day Portfolio Template: - The St Patrick's Day template is used as a keepsake for services celebrating St Patrick's Day. This can be added to children's portfolios. St Patrick's Day observes the death of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. The holiday has evolved into a celebration of Irish culture with parades, special foods, music, dancing and a whole lot of green.
St Patrick's Day, Wikipedia
Saint Patricks Day, Encyclopedia Britannica