St. Patrick's Day Coloring Pages and Crafts
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
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!
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St. Patrick's Day Coloring Pages - Visit these Web sites to print some coloring pages perfect for celebrating St. Patrick's Day.
- Irish, Leprechaun and St. Patty Coloring Pages - Free Color Pages - Printable Pages - Holiday Printa
ColoringBookFun.com - free coloring pages for kids to download, print and color. This page contains 16 fun St. Patrick's Day coloring pages including shamrocks, pots of gold, and a lucky horseshoe.
- Leprechaun Playing a Fiddle
St. Patrick's Day coloring pictures. These Saint Patrick's Day coloring pictures of leprechauns, shamrocks and pots of gold are free and printable!
- St Patricks Day Coloring Page
These free, printable St Patrick Day coloring pages provide hours of online and at-home fun for kids during the holiday season. Leprechauns, shamrock, pots of gold, and preschool are just a few of the many coloring sheets and pictures in this section
- Spring Paper Crafts -- St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick's Day coloring pages, crafts, printables, worksheets, and more.
- St. Patrick's Day Printables: Lucky Animal Coloring Pages | Animal Jr.
We love to dream about shamrocks, rainbows and lots of green, especially when there's still snow on the ground. Please enjoy these great St. Patrick's Day coloring pages, and BeannachtaÃ na FÃ©ile PÃ¡draig oraibh (St. Patrick's Day blessing upon you
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
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
- top hat
- shamrock (three-leaf clover)
- four-leaf clover
- 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?
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St. Patrick's Day Crafts - Check out these fun projects for kids
- Leprechaun Puppet
A cute printable leprechaun puppet. This St. Patrick's Day craft includes a supply list, instructions, and links to click so you can print all the pieces: the leprechaun's face and hat, either in color or in black and white.
- St. Patrick's Day Heart Magnet Picture Frame
PHOTO SHOWN ABOVE. Make this St. Paddy's Day picture frame and include a photo of the child. Add a magnet to the back to be enjoyed each day at the fridge. See the photo above.
- Irish Step Dancing Paper Doll
This paper doll is a cute Irish dancer. All the pieces are printable in either color or in outlines so the children can decorate her dress and body as they want.
- Pipe Cleaner Leprechaun
PHOTO SHOWN ABOVE. This darling skinny leprechaun is made from green pipe cleaners, a wooden bead, pony beads, a mini top hat, and glue. Add a safety pin to the bag and wear him home! Picture provided above.
- Shamrock Box
PHOTO SHOWN ABOVE. A fun St. Patrick's Day craft using craft sticks. Make a box and decorate it with a shamrock on the lid. Picture shown above.
- Four Leaf Clovers to Color
Print this four leaf clover coloring page and let the kids go.
- Find the Differences Printable Game
Printable Find the Differences game for St. Patrick's Day.
- bnute productions: Free Printable St. Patrick's Day Cootie Catcher/Fortune Teller
Check out this cool free printable St. Patrick's Day Cootie Catcher/Fortune Teller.
- Green Beaded Shamrock Necklace | FaveCrafts.com
Show off your Irish pride or simply enjoy the design with this shamrock and green bead necklace perfect for St. Patrick's Day.
More St. Patrick's Day Fun
- Ireland Fact Card
Print one of these fact cards and discuss how life in Ireland is the same and how it is different than in the United States or wherever you live.
St. Patrick's Day Games and Puzzles - Get your green game on!
- St. Patrick's Day Word Puzzle
Online word puzzle.
- Free Kids St. Patrick's Day Coloring Pages
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- Family Fun Printable Jigsaw Puzzle
Kids will love putting together this Leapin' Leprechauns Puzzle. Find tons of printable St. Patrick's Day fun at FamilyFun.
- St. Patrick's Day Printables for Kids | St. Patrick's Day | FamilyFun
Fun St. Patricks Day Printables for your Kids to get them in the holiday spirit on FamilyFun.com
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A to Z Teacher Stuff ~ Teacher Resources, Lesson Plans, Themes, Tips, Printables, and more.
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?
Desserts and Treats for St. Patrick's Day - Make it fun! Make it green!
- The Top Five Dessert Shooters for St. Patrick's Day
These dessert shooters for St Patrick's Day are just the right treat to serve after a filling dinner of corned beef and cabbage. These mini desserts are usually made in very small glasses, some as small as shot glasses. (NOTE: Reward yourself with th
- Sour Cream Cake Recipes
This sour cream cake recipe makes delicious cupcakes. Top them with some green frosting for a fun St. Patrick's Day snack for the kiddies.
- Craving Comfort: Shamrock Shake Re-do.
When I was a child we waited all year for the month of March. Not because we wanted to get busy in the garden. Not because it was time for Spring Break. We longed for March because March is the month of the Shamrock Shake!
- McDonald's Shamrock Shake Copycat Recipe | Family Kitchen
A copycat recipe for the McDonald's Shamrock Shake.
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