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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. You'll find references about Ireland and the history of the holidays, free printable worksheets and activities, art projects–including building people out potatoes and creating leprechaun marionettes, literature activities, and much more. Wear green this year and show your students all they can learn!


The Legend of St. Patrick's Day
Leprechaun Gazette
St. Patrick's Day ABCs
Contraction Shamrocks
Pot O'Gold Award
Shamrock Wish Mobile
More Popular St. Patrick's Day Printables


What Is the Symbolism of the Irish Flag?
Contemporary Irish Writers Live Up to Legend
St. Patrick's Day: More Dallas than Dublin
Northern Ireland Primer
Irish Almanac

Spring Activities

Life Cycle of Butterflies
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities Booklet
Describe the Rainy Day
Seasons Printables Slideshow
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
Butterfly Life Cycle Worksheet
Structure of a Typical Flower
More Spring Activities & Resources for Teachers

Activities about Ireland

The Shamrock Patch
Irish Literature & Folklore Quiz
TeacherVision's Interactive 2015 Educators' Calendars [United Kingdom]
St. Patty's Day Quiz: Answers
St. Patty's Day Quiz
British Summer Time (BST)
Differences Between the UK, Great Britain, England, and the British Isles
More Activities about Ireland

Art Activities

Fingerpaint Clover Field
It's Your Lucky Day!
Leprechaun Hat
Leprechaun Marionette
Mr. or Mrs. Potato
The Leprechaun Look
More St. Patrick's Day Art Activities

Reading & Language Arts Activities

St. Patrick's Day - Sentence Builders
St. Patrick's Day Story Starter
Look Over the Four-Leaf Clover
St. Patrick's Day Word Scramble
St. Patrick's Day Words
More St. Patrick's Day Reading & Language Arts Activities

Mathematics Activities

A Pot of Gold
Leprechaun Fives
Pot O' Gold Number Line
Patty's Pot O' Gold
Three-Leaf Clovers
March Bulletin Board: Decimals & Money

Social Studies Activities

The Story of St. Patrick and Other Irish Icons
Special Days
Patron Saints in the UK
All about Saint Patrick's Day
More St. Patrick's Day Social Studies Activities

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