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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!

Printables

Spring Theme Bulletin Board
The Legend of St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick's Day Printable Book (Grades K-4)
Contraction Shamrocks
St. Patrick's Day Story Starter
It's Your Lucky Day!
Shamrock Wish Mobile
More Popular St. Patrick's Day Printables

References

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

Spring Activities

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities Booklet
Life Cycle of Butterflies
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
Tissue Flower Craft
Describe the Rainy Day
Structure of a Typical Flower
Spring Crossword Puzzle I
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

7 Leprechaun Traps to Make for St. Patrick's Day
It's Your Lucky Day!
Shamrock Wish Mobile
Shamrock Cutout
Leprechaun Hat
Draw Your Own Leprechaun
Fingerpaint Clover Field
More St. Patrick's Day Art Activities

Reading & Language Arts Activities

The Legend of St. Patrick's Day
Contraction Shamrocks
It's Your Lucky Day!
Leprechauns
St. Patrick's Day Word Scramble
St. Patrick's Day Words
St. Patrick's Day ABCs
More St. Patrick's Day Reading & Language Arts Activities

Mathematics Activities

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

Social Studies Activities

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

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