St. Patrick’s Day is coming up soon! This Irish holiday honors the official patron saint of Ireland. However, the fun traditions of St. Patrick’s Day aren’t limited to Ireland. In fact, St. Patrick’s Day traditions have caught on all over the world! St. Patrick’s Day is now proudly celebrated in many countries, such as the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, and New Zealand.
Whether you are Irish, have Irish ancestors, or are just looking for some festive ways to celebrate the unique culture of Ireland, we’re bringing you some fun and educational activities that you can use to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in your homeschool!
St. Patrick’s Day Art, Crafts, and Hands-On Activities
These crafty activities inspire hands-on learning and can be fun for the whole family to try together!
Create a “life-sized” Leprechaun hat with this fun and simple craft that utilizes those used up K Cups in your kitchen!
This shamrock wire bookmark is beautiful and features a very Celtic-inspired design! This would be a great craft to make with older kids, and one that they’ll enjoy using, too!
The rainbow is a popular symbol in St. Patrick’s Day celebrations (after all, it’s where you can find the mythical leprechaun’s pot of gold!) Here are some rainbow-themed projects that combine a little bit of art and science to make some colorful, magical fun.
Create a Saint Patrick’s day masterpiece and teach your little learner about ROYGBIV (color order) using playdough and this printable mat!
This cool activity is part art, part science and 100% rainbow-inspired fun!
Just download and print these educational worksheets out to add some instant St. Patrick’s Day fun to your homeschool!
This shamrock-themed printable offers a great visual aid to help children with multiplying by 3s and 4s!
Teaching young kids about skip-counting? Use these printable shamrock-themed worksheets that they can fill in and color, too!
This article includes links to a variety of downloadable activities: a not-too-hard word search, a grammatical scavenger hunt, and a mad lib activity (all on theme for St. Patrick’s Day, of course!)
Practice different tenses of verbs in a fun way with this Leprechaun-themed grammar printable!
Use this St. Patrick’s Day Adjective Word Wall to introduce your child to adjectives or reinforce learning about parts of speech (or just use them for some St. Patrick’s Day themed spelling words!)
Use this Leprechaun-themed word wall to help teach your child more about action verbs this St. Patrick’s Day! These also make great spelling words for young learners.
This St. Patrick’s Day themed word wall will make it fun and easy for young children to learn about nouns!
It’s funny to think that so many countries around the world celebrate a holiday that honors Ireland’s patron saint, but they do! This printable booklet would fun to read as a family and discover traditions that different places around the world observe on St. Patrick’s Day. Maybe you’ll even find some that you want to try in your homeschool!
These Rainbow Tie-Dye Cupcakes would be the perfect colorful treat to enjoy on St. Patrick’s Day!
Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate (and a pinch of bright green!) You can’t go wrong with these Reverse Chocolate Cookies.
These fun-to-make cupcakes represent the rainbow (on the inside) and the gold (at the top) which are both symbolic of Irish lore!
Looking for a healthier, fun snack idea that’s on-theme for St. Patrick’s Day? This Rainbow Fruit Salad is the perfect option!
I hope you and your children have some fun celebrating St. Patrick’s Day while sneaking in some educational benefits using those activities.