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    • St. Patrick's Day - March 17thby Diane Flynn Keith Ages: 3 - 14There are many legends about St. Patrick. You can tell your children that it is said that he was kidnapped by pirates in his native Wales and sold into slavery in Ireland. (Be sure to show your children where Wales and Ireland are located on the globe.) Subjects: resource, lessons, reading, history, preschool, chocolate, shamrocks, shenanigans, Ireland, Erin Go Braugh

    • Unit Study on St. Patrick's Dayby Easy Fun School Ages: 10 - 16St. Patrick's Day can make a really fun unit study. You have the religious element of it for serious study and you also have the fun and silly side of the holiday for entertainment value. Add in a study on the color green, a study of snakes (St. Patrick reportedly drove the snakes from Ireland), and/or a geography unit on Ireland and you can have a unit that lasts the whole month of March. What fun!Subjects: resource, thematic, unit, leprechauns, history, lesson plan, Irish, blessings, trivia, food, Celtic, folk music, biology, snakes, geography, politics, science, potato, famine

    • St. Patrick's Day Themeby A to Z Teacher Stuff Ages: 3 - 15A to Z Teacher Stuff is a teacher-created site designed to help teachers find online resources more quickly and easily. Find lesson plans, thematic units, teacher tips, discussion forums for teachers, teaching materials & printable worksheets.Subjects: activity, curriculum, history, lesson plans, leprechaun trap, crafts, worksheets, folktales, vocabulary, reading, science

    • St. Patrick's Day Poetry Lesson: Funny Limericks for Kidsby Debbie DeSpirt Ages: 8 - 18St. Patrick's Day is often associated with limericks, a style of poetry popularized by Edward Lear in the 19th century. Teachers can introduce this style of poetry to celebrate the Irish holiday. Limerick is a short, humorous poem, originating in Ireland.Subjects: lesson plan, activity, writing, limerick, poetry, rhyme, Edward Lear, humor, funny

    • St. Patty's Day Activities: Rainbows, Shamrocks and Leprechaunsby Fran Wisniewski Ages: 3+St. Patty's Day is full of fantasy and fun. It is said that if you follow a rainbow to its end, you'll find a leprechaun's pot of gold! Your child is sure to find the pot of gold at the end of this rainbow!Subjects: craft projects, activities, crafts, Ireland, science, books, Irish foods, recipes, leprechaun mask, clovers, math, reading, limerick

    • Virtual Field Trip to Ireland & More!by Diane Flynn Keith Ages: 3 - 18Language arts worksheets, acrostic poems, adjective worksheets, crossword puzzles, cryptogram, reading comprehension worksheet, vocabulary quiz, word scrambles, group creative writing lesson, a St. Patrick's Day Maze, St. Patrick's Day songs and more! May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow, and may trouble avoid you wherever you go! Erin Go Braugh! (Ireland Forever!) Subjects: resource, Ireland, photos, tourist, Irish landscapes, St. Patrick, History Channel, Emerald Isle, worksheets, lesson plans, songs, games

    • Fact vs. Fantasy: Ireland's Shamrock Legendby Emerald Streams Ages: 8+Sure, you already know a wee bit about the shamrock legends. I've found that many sites tell you the same basic things, in the same three paragraphs, word-for-word. Contrary to popular belief, the shamrock is not the official emblem of Ireland.Subjects: facts, shamrocks, clover, Ireland, Irish, symbols, culture, Celtic harp, Holy Trinity, legend

    • St. Patrick's Day Fun for the Whole Familyby Family Corner Ages: 3 - 15It's time for St. Patrick's Day crafts, green recipes for kids, catching leprechauns, and searching for gold at the end of the rainbow! From leprechauns to pots filled with gold, here you'll find a fun selection of St. Pat's crafts projects for kids.Subjects: crafts, craft projects, recipes, printables, activities, decorating, coloring pages, kid's recipes

    • The Real St. Patrickby Suzanne Barrett Ages: 12+St. Patrick's Day in Ireland is not the boisterous, sometimes rowdy funfest we enjoy in the United States. The Irish version is primarily a religious and bank holiday, celebrated by relaxing at home with family and friends after Mass.Subjects: article, Ireland, celebration, history, parades, monks, Corocticus, religion, myth, dark ages

    • A Preschool Potato Curriculumby Diane Flynn Keith Ages: 2 - 12Because potatoes are a staple of the Irish diet, I thought it might be fun to explore some ways to learn using potatoes. So, here for your pleasure and enjoyment is a Preschool Potato Curriculum.Subjects: curriculum, science, experiment, sprout, potato, count, identify, cooking, taste

    • St. Patrick's Day - Life of Patrick of Irelandby Barbara Sanders Ages: 12+Patrick was born in Britain. His father was a wealthy alderman and a Christian. Pirates captured Patrick at the age of 16, during a raid and sold him as a slave in Ireland. During this time, Patrick dedicated himself to religion.Subjects: article, Christianity, Ireland, celebration, England, France, legend, Catholic, holiday, Ireland

    • St. Patrick's Day Crafts for Kidsby DLTK's Sites Ages: 3 - 15There's nothing like acting Irish on the St. Patrick's Day. Act Irish, drink Irish and talk Irish. And to cap all, don't forget to see how creative you can be to catch the spirit of the Paddy's Day.Subjects: crafts, Irish, recipes, worksheets, coloring, games, preschool, poems, songs

    • St. Patrick's Day History and Kids Activitiesby SunnieBunnieZZ Ages: 5 - 15Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, is credited with establishing 300 churches in Ireland and of having converted most of the population to Christianity. Patrick was born in Great Britain to a wealthy Alderman and Christian.Subjects: activities, facts, history, traditions, legends, rainbow, word search, crossword, Ireland

    • St. Patrick's Day Kids Ideasby Family Fun Ages: 3 - 15On March 17th, the luck of the Irish is yours with these leprechaun-approved St. Patrick's Day crafts, recipes, printables and games. Crafts and recipes that will make your little leprechauns leap for joy!Subjects: links, crafts, recipes, printables, games, projects, leprechaun

    • St. Patrick's Day Recipesby Kaboose Ages: 4+Make this St. Patrick's Day unforgettable with these Irish-inspired recipes. We've got Irish Soda Bread, Corned Beef and Cabbage, Traditional Irish Stew, Leprechaun Pie, Green Velvet Cupcakes and lots of great ideas for leftovers too! Subjects: recipes, Irish, cooking, cookies, desserts, bread, potato, cabbage, pizza, corned beef

    • History of St. Patrick's Day for Kidsby Michael Quadro Ages: 10 - 16Saint Patrick was born in Britain at the end of the fourth century. He worked as a shepherd, and one day he was kidnapped and sold into slavery. St. Patrick's winning personality made him a hit with the Irish. He used many familiar symbols to the Irish to help convince them that converting to Christianity was a good choice.Subjects: resource, unit study, lucky clovers, La le Padraig, Ireland, history, lesson plan, Irish, blessings, Saint Patrick, snakes, geography, religion, Christianity, symbols, Blarney Stone

    • Saint Patrick's Day Symbolsby English-Zone Ages: 8+One traditional symbol of Saint Patrick's Day is the Shamrock. "Shamrock" is the common name for several different kinds of three-leafed clovers native to Ireland. The name leprechaun comes from the old Irish word "luchorpan" which means "little body."Subjects: resource, symbols, shamrock, leprechauns, green, harp, Celtic cross, blarney stone, treasure hunt, legend, pot of gold

    • St. Patrick's Day Quizby Barb Willner Ages: 8+On March 17, many people around the world celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Celebrations may include attending a parade or church service or simply wearing something green in remembrance of Saint Patrick. Select the correct answer for each question.Subjects: quiz, interactive, St. Patrick's Day, Ireland, facts, knowledge, test, shillelagh, legend, leprechaun, fun

    • St. Patrick's Day Recipesby Kids Cooking Activities Ages: 4+St Patricks Day recipes include Irish recipes, green food, kids fun recipes, and leprechaun's bringing luck. St Patricks Day is an holiday honoring an Irish saint who died on March 17th. However you celebrate it, it is a day to have fun and wear green.Subjects: recipes, preschool, primary, fun, Irish, milkshake, Jello Rainbow, clover rolls, Irish Stew

    • Fun with Rainbowsby Diane Flynn Keith Ages: 2 - 12The weather provides all kinds of inspiration for learning. Rainbows are an especially wondrous sight courtesy of Mother Nature. Be sure to look for them after a rainstorm or even during a light rain shower as the sun peaks through the clouds. Subjects: lesson plan, preschool, weather, garden, flowers, read, literature, activity

    • All About Shamrocks and 4-Leaf Cloversby Lolly Smith Ages: 7 - 18Do you know that there is no such thing as a "Shamrock Plant"? The word shamrock comes from the Irish word "seamrog" meaning "little clover". However, there are hundreds of varieties of clover. The question is...what is the "Original Irish Shamrock"?Subjects: article, project, science, shamrock, seeds, clover, Irish, symbols, plants, gardening

    • St. Patrick's Day - History of St. Patrick's Dayby ReligionFacts Ages: 8+St. Patrick was a fifth-century English (or perhaps Scottish) missionary to Ireland. Scholars agree he is a historical figure and that he converted many of the pagans on the island to Christianity, but dismiss most of the legend that has developed...Subjects: articles, history, feast, Ireland, parades, customs, traditions, pagans, legend, leprechauns, shamrocks

    • St. Patrick's Day Theme Unitby ABCTeach Ages: 3 - 14Create your own calendar for the month of March. Green shamrocks hold the numbers from 1-31, as well as matching math symbols, which provides a fun way to do math problems and games. Print six shamrocks to a page.Subjects: crafts, poems, vocabulary, worksheets, printables, calenders, coloring, writing, games, primary

    • Pictures to Color on St. Patrick's Day for Kidsby The Holiday Spot Ages: 3+Here's a nice and colorful way to celebrate the St. Patrick's Day! Just take a print out and color the mask the way it should be. And make sure to color everything bright so not to much dark patches can scare the marmot away.Subjects: art, coloring, leprechauns, rainbows, pot o gold, clovers, crayons, pictures, printables

    • The History of the Shamrockby Michelle Gervais Ages: 8+Shamrocks have been symbolic of many things over the years. According to legend, the shamrock was a sacred plant to the Druids of Ireland because its leaves formed a triad, and three was a mystical number in the Celtic religion, as in many others.Subjects: articles, green, clover, shamrock, history, Ireland, St. Patrick, symbols, Celtic, Druids