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St. Patrick's Day Coloring Pages and Crafts

Updated on September 25, 2014

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day coloring pages and crafts help children understand this holiday.

St. Patrick's Day is celebrated March 17 each year to honor Saint Patrick, who brought Christianity to Ireland. Legend says that Saint Patrick drove the snakes from Ireland, but that is not literally true.

The reference more than likely refers to him driving away the pagan beliefs of the Irish people. The snake or serpent was worshiped by Pagans. Therefore, the legend of the snakes is considered to be symbolic, not actually true.

It is believed that Saint Patrick died on March 17 so that is why St. Patrick's Day is celebrated on that day. Since the St. Patrick's holiday started in Ireland, on this holiday all things Irish are celebrated like shamrocks, being lucky, and the colors green and gold.

It is traditional to wear green on St. Patrick's Day, to eat Irish food like corned beef and cabbage, and for children to celebrate with St. Patrick's Day crafts like coloring pages and other crafts.

Source: St. Patrick's Day

Image courtesy of Vintage Holiday Crafts

Ask a friend to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
Ask a friend to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

St. Patrick's Day Is More Fun with Friends

Gather a few of your children's friends to help celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Plan the St. Patrick's Day crafts and download St. Patrick's Day coloring pages accordingly so no one is left out.

Your child will have fun with their friends and when you do a little planning, an hour or two can teach the little ones while they have fun. Consider including some or all of the following activities:

- A short history of St. Patrick's Day and Ireland

- A coloring page

- Sing an Irish song

- St. Patrick's Day craft

- Enjoy a cupcake with green frosting, of course!

Image courtesy of Grandma's Graphics.

To print these

St. Patrick's Day

coloring pages,

click the links provided here.

Sing an Irish song with the kids (and the cats)
Sing an Irish song with the kids (and the cats)

Sing an Irish Song

Kids love to sing so check out these fun songs: "Danny Boy," "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling," and "Cockles and Mussels". You probably know at least one of these tunes so belt out a tune with the wee ones in your life.

Make sure to be age appropriate by singing only the chorus with very young children. For older kids, provide the words so they can sing along. Let the kids stand and stretch and dance to blow off some steam before hunkering down to do more St. Patrick's Day crafting.

Vintage Girl with Cat Source: Vintage Holiday Crafts

Happy St. Patrick's Day
Happy St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day Memory Game

Let the children make the game pieces.

Most children enjoy playing memory. This remembering game involves a stack of game pieces or cards in pairs. For instance, there might be two cards with the same image of a red ball or two cards with the same fish. For this version, the kids make the cards then everyone can play.

Ahead of time, cut index cards in half. On the blank side, draw or trace images related to St. Patrick's Day. Start with the following images and others as you like:

- pot of gold

- rainbow

- leprechaun

- top hat

- shamrock (three-leaf clover)

- four-leaf clover

- toadstool

- the words "Happy St. Patrick's Day"

Remember to make two of each card.

At the party, let the children color the cards. Then play St. Patrick's Day memory game.

RULES: Flip all of the cards over so the lined side is showing and the pictures are facing the table. Arrange the cards in rows.

Each child takes a turn where they flip over two cards. If they match, they keep the cards and get to go again. If the cards do not match, it is the next child's turn. The trick is to remember where the cards are.

Vintage postcard source: Vintage Holiday Crafts

Pinching on St. Patrick's Day

So, did you get pinched on St. Patrick's Day

if you didn't wear green?

I did!

St. Patrick's Day Kids Craft Project Photos

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A fun photo frame for all the Irish children (everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day!). The project link is provided below. Source:
A fun photo frame for all the Irish children (everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day!). The project link is provided below. Source:
A fun photo frame for all the Irish children (everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day!). The project link is provided below. Source:

More St. Patrick's Day Fun

Do You Celebrate St. Patrick's Day?

Do you make a point of wearing green on St. Patrick's Day or is this a silly fashion holiday you ignore?

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This author, Peggy Hazelwood, participates in Amazon, eBay, All Posters, and other affiliate advertising programs. When you click an advertising link on this page and make a purchase, I receive a small percent of the sale. Thank you for reading this far!

How do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day?

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    • Rangoon House profile image


      6 years ago from Australia

      Irish blessings to you.

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      6 years ago

      good lens on St. Patrick's Day

    • aidenw profile image


      6 years ago from USA

      A fun lens to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with your kids. Thank you for liking my green tea lens. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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      Deadicated LM 

      6 years ago

      Erin Go Bragh!

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      7 years ago

      NIcely presented.


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