Jul 102013

St. Patrick’s day is a holiday that most kids find fun. Dressing in green and looking for four leaf clovers are just the beginning of Activities for Saint Patrick’s Day you can do for fun!

St. Patrick is the Patron Saint of Ireland, a celebrated Christian figure. St. Patrick’s Day is always celebrated on March 17th, the anniversary of St. Patrick’s death.

If your child is like most, he will ask, “Who is St. Patrick?” You can arm yourself with information to answer his questions. You can also let your child do a St. Patrick’s Day Unit Study through the learning Activities for Saint Patrick’s Day in the websites listed below. Activities for Saint Patrick's Day

Activities for Saint Patrick’s Day

A GREAT place to start Activities for Saint Patrick’s Day is at the History Channel’s “History of St. Patrick’s Day“. This site has a short biography of St. Patrick, a WONDERFUL online video, online games, and more. Your child can learn a lot about St. Patrick solely by exploring this site in full.

You can also visit the historic St. Patrick Centre online. The centre is an interpretative exhibition which tells the story of Ireland’s Patron Saint and the online site provides a limited virtual visit. Displays at the centre allow visitors to explore how Patrick’s legacy developed in early Christian times and reveal the fabulous artwork and metalwork which was produced during this Golden Age.

Enchanted Learning’s St. Patrick’s Day fun – This site has a wide variety of hands-on crafts and activities you can do with your child to celebrate St. Patrick’s day. This holiday lends itself to a lot of light-hearted, green fun through shamrocks, leprechaun hats, and other activities your child can enjoy.

Activities for Saint Patrick's DaySpoonful’s St. Patrick’s Day – This is one of my favorite websites for sheer fun. The St. Patrick’s Day page provides a wide variety of crafts, games, poems, fun, etc. The Activities are difficult to pass up!

St. Patrick’s Day Games – Brought to you by Primary Games has a shamrock puzzle, a Leprechaun hunt, and other games to provide hands-on entertainment fun for your child. They also have word finds, Lucky Tic-Tac-Toe, coloring sheets and more.

Education World’s Visit to Ireland – Is a downloadable PDF “Scavenger Hunt” to help you explore Ireland and the Patron Saint. This worksheet covers the geography of Ireland.