St. Patrick's Day Teacher Resources

Enjoy wearing green and searching for the pot of gold while you celebrate St. Patrick's Day on March 17. We have plenty of lessons and activities to help you explore this holiday, and celebrate in true Irish fashion!

Why Do We Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?

The history of St. Patrick’s Day dates to 17th-century Ireland, where it was a religious day that commemorated the nation’s patron saint, St. Patrick. The holiday became more significant in the United States after the Civil War with the arrival of increasing numbers of Irish immigrants. By the end of the 19th Century St. Patrick’s Day was celebrated in major Irish cities such as New York, Boston, and Chicago as well as cities in other parts of the country.

Printables and Worksheets for St. Patrick’s Day

Explore this collection of St. Patrick’s Day worksheets, activities, and choice boards for fun ways to bring this holiday into the classroom. Choose from St. Patrick’s Day math activities, writing packets, and art projects (which include building people out of potatoes and creating leprechaun marionettes). These resources will give you plenty of opportunities to teach your students all about this Irish-American holiday, while also building their reading comprehension, writing, and math skills.

St. Patrick's Day Themed Packets

These themed choice boards and activity packets provide easy ways to incorporate St. Patrick’s Day into learning. Choose from math activities, puzzles, and writing activities with instructions and printable worksheets included.

St. Patrick’s Day Printables

Create some St. Patrick’s Day fun with these printables, including an escape room activity, word scramble, puzzles, and a story starter to encourage creative writing.

St. Patrick’s Day Crafts

Try this fun St. Patrick’s Day craft activity from our sister site, FamilyEducation, to create some magic in your classroom and catch your very own leprechaun. Get inspired, or have students come up with their own ideas and add a competitive element.

Reading & Language Arts Activities

Use the sentence builders, story starter, and St. Patrick’s Day themed writing activities to develop your students’ creative writing skills while celebrating this fun holiday.

Math Worksheets

These themed St. Patrick’s Day math activities and number worksheets are designed for 1st grade and 2nd grade students, and make great activities for math centers, or just for fun!


Discover more about the history of St. Patrick’s Day and learn more about Ireland with these encyclopedia-style reference pages.

Activities about Ireland

This St. Patrick’s Day is a great opportunity to learn more about the country of Ireland. Explore quizzes about Irish literature, and folklore, or have fun with a Shamrock-themed game for middle school.

Spring Activities

Enjoy Spring-themed activities with these worksheets, printables and ideas.

More Spring Holidays

If you liked these St. Patrick’s Day printables and activities, explore our resource collections for other spring holidays to get more holiday-themed inspiration and ideas.

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