One of my favorite St. Patrick’s day memory was from second grade. My teacher had put bright green “leprechaun footprints” all over our classroom; the floor, walls, ceiling, even our desk. It was so much fun walking into the classroom and seeing all of that, thinking there had been a leprechaun walking all over our room!
As parents, we probably don’t want to paint little green footprints all over your house, but there are other ways to make this holiday fun and memorable for our kids! With that in mind, I scoured the web for some of the best lesson plans, crafts, coloring pages and puzzles I could find!
St. Patrick’s Day Lesson Plans
This is the perfect time to study the beautiful country of Ireland! And what better way to kick off a new study topic than with a fun Irish scavenger hunt?
Surprise, surprise, but Lesson Planet has a list as well. For a great variety, see this large list of St. Patrick’s Day themed lesson plans from their collection.
St. Patrick’s Day Worksheets
For some unknown reason, my children seem to think that worksheets are fun. Not sure why…well, I can understand thinking the FUN worksheets are fun, obviously, such as puzzles and the like, but even math drill worksheets are fun to them. 🙂
Younger children may be a little easier to find worksheets for, as it’s all fun and games at that age. Here are some great worksheets for Preschool/Kindergarten aged children.
Do your kids need practice with putting things in alphabetical order? This is a fun leprechaun worksheet that will give them this practice. ABC Order Worksheet
DLKT has a wonderful list of printables to make St. Patrick’s Day fun!
All of these March worksheets are split into categories, so you’ll easily be able to find what you’re looking for.
Give your kids a welcome break from math drills with these St. Patrick’s Day math worksheets.
Green Themed Crafts
This is a cute one. Have your kids create their very own leprechaun head. It will be great to hang on the refrigerator!
This one is a really cool LEGO project! Try to trap a leprechaun this year, perhaps they will lead you to their pot of gold! Your children will have so much fun building their Leprechaun trap and the bait that goes with it.
Get back to basics with this paper leprechaun’s hat.
Have your kids make these fun shamrock hats from paper plates!
Are you sick of the typical handprint keepsakes that go around every fall and/or Thanksgiving time? Here’s a variation! Make a fun rainbow handprint keepsake!
Scholastic has a huge list of fun St. Patrick’s Day activities.
St. Patrick’s Day Coloring Pages
If your kids are anything like mine, they will love to color. So on this holiday, why not provide them with some awesome leprechaun themed coloring pages? Enjoy these that I have found for you.
Crayola is known for its craft and coloring supplies, and they don’t disappoint when it comes to coloring pages. Here’s a bunch of them just for this particular holiday!
DLTK Holidays has a few pages on their site, some of them even have activities included on the coloring pages.
The Primary Games site has a collection of cool leprechaun themed coloring pages as well.
St. Patrick’s Day Puzzles
Bypass the typical “school work” altogether this year, and celebrate with a puzzle day! The following links are all for engaging puzzles, from crosswords and word searches to anagrams and mazes.
A large variety of St. Patrick Day puzzles are available from Activity Village.
This site is kinda cool, you can either print your puzzle OR play it online. May be a neat change for the kids, playing on the computer. There is also a crossword puzzle, which can also be either printed or played online.
Do your kids enjoy word searches? Here’s a huge list of St. Patrick’s Day themed word search puzzles that will keep your kids busy for hours!
Who doesn’t love Sudoku? I do, and since my kids always want to do whatever I’m doing, these Sudoku games are perfect for them.