Patrick's Day from Songs 4 Teachers
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St. Patrick's Day
Markers or Crayons
Using green construction paper, create shamrock
shapes. Children can draw the shamrocks themselves or if the
children are young
they will need pre-cut shapes. Children will draw faces on their
The addition of accordian-folded arms and legs will make these shamrock people
These would make excellent mobiles or bulletin board decorations.
Cut the pepper in half. Remove all the seeds.
Children dip the cross section pieces of the green pepper into green
and use it to create a shamrock print on paper.
Shamrock shapes are cut out of tag board or heavy
construction paper. They are painted green and salt is sprinkled
The salt will make the shamrocks shine and sparkle when they dry.
These would make excellent St. Patrick's Day mobiles.
Shamrock Potato Prints
potato for each child
(Depending on the ages of the children, adult may
have to use the knives to create the potato "printers")
Each child will need a potato. Cut the end from the potato. The outline of a
shamrock is drawn on the cut end.
Excess potato is removed so that only the
shamrock remains raised on the surface.
The potato is used like a stamp to
decorate paper or create prints cards for St. Patrick's Day.
Hunt for the Leprechaun's Gold
Prior to undertaking this activity:
Children are told about the legend
that leprechauns have gold and that they must give up their gold to anyone
catches them. (See Ireland Information - The
Legend of the Leprechaun)
will spray paint small rocks with gold paint.
Before children arrive, these
"gold nuggets" are hidden around the classroom.
When children arrive, they are told that the leprechaun as discussed in the Legend
of the Leprechaun has hidden
his gold around the classroom and they can help
him to find it.
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