#1: Cut doors and windows out of your shoe box. The windows are so the leprechaun can look inside and make sure everything is safe.The door is so the Leprechaun can go inside.
#2: Decorate your shoe box with construction paper and markers. Make the shoe box look like a house for the leprechaun.
#3: Place a few gold coins inside the shoe box. Every leprechaun loves gold coins!
#4: Sit patiently and watch to see if you can lure a leprechaun into your box!
St. Patrick was born in 385 AD somewhere along the west coast of Britain. At age 16, he was captured and sold into slavery to a sheep farmer. He escaped slavery when he was 22 and spent the next 12 years of his life in a monastery.
During his 30s he had a dream that the voices of the Irish people were calling him to convert them to Christianity. So he decided to return to Ireland. Although there were already some Christians living in Ireland, St. Patrick was able to bring upon a massive religious shift to Christianity by converting people of power.
St. Patrick laid the groundwork for the establishment of hundreds of monasteries and churches that eventually popped up across the Irish country to promote Christianity.
It is believe he died in the 5th century on March 17, which is the day St. Patrick's Day is commemorated each year.
Empty Jar with holes in the top
#1: On the construction paper write, “Leprechaun Dust”
#2: Attach the construction paper with the words “Leprechaun Dust” to the empty jar
#3: Fill the jar with Lime Jell-O
#4: Slice some apples (make sure the apples stay damp so the powder will absorb)
#5: Tell your child to sprinkle some “Leprechaun Dust” onto the apple slice
#6: Magically before your child’s eyes the apple slice will turn green!
Printable St. Patrick’s Day Coloring Page
Markers or Crayons
#1: Print out your favorite St. Patrick’s Day coloring pages
Happy St. Patricks Day.pdf (30.45 kb)
Pot of Gold with Rainbow.pdf (43.15 kb)
Leprechaun.pdf (65.31 kb)
Shamrocks.pdf (59.56 kb)
Pot Of Gold.pdf (58.39 kb)
#2: Color your St. Patrick’s Day coloring page.
Printable Shamrock template
Crayons or Markers
#1: Print the shamrock template
#2: Cut out the shamrock template
#3: Trace the shamrock template on a piece of construction paper
#4: Cut out your new shamrock
#5: Punch a hole in the top of the shamrock and thread your string through the hole and knot.
#6: Decorate your shamrock and write your favorite St. Patrick’s Day Fact on your shamrock. This way your party guest can enjoy some St. Patrick’s Day fun facts!
St. Patrick’s Day Fun Facts:
The Guinness Book of World Record indicates that the most number of leaves found on clover is 14!
Each leaf of the clover means something: the first is for hope, the second for faith, the third for love and the fourth for luck.
The harp is the symbol of Ireland
The color green is associated with Ireland, because Ireland is known as “the Emerald Isle.”
The Irish flag is green, white and orange. The green symbolizes the people of the south, the orange symbolizes the people of the north. The white in the Irish flag represents the peace that brings the together as a nation.
St. Patrick’s Day is observed on March 17th. The reason it is celebrated on March 17th is because St. Patrick is believed to have died on March 17th 461AD.
St. Patrick's mission to spread the word of Christianity in Ireland is said to have lasted for thirty years.
St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated globally. On St. Patrick’s Day everyone is believed to be Irish.
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