The following is a post from contributing writer Dianna Kennedy
Whatever your heritage, in March, EVERYONE gets to be Irish for a day. My husband’s family hails from the Emerald Isle, so we have loads of fun celebrating. In our city, we have a large Irish community, so the celebration goes on for a week or more!
Ready to throw a green party? I’ve collected some of the best books, crafts, printables and recipes to get you started with your young children.
We’re big fans of Tomie dePaola in our house! We also use his Book of Bible Stories in our homeschool curriculum.
This book tells the story of St Patrick and covers some of his most well known legends.
This book also covers the story of Saint Patrick, from prisoner to slave to Saint!
You’ll find instructions for a St Patrick puppet and more with Lacy of Catholic Icing.
Ready to work on alphabet skills? You can explore Ireland with your children, with each letter of the alphabet.
Head over to 2 Teaching Mommies for a St Patrick’s Day printable collection - covering math, letters and more!
My children are so excited to be able to attend the St Patrick’s Day parade in our area this year! This sweet story of young Jamie’s first parade experience is sure to delight young children.
The annual St Patrick’s Day decorating contest is underway, and this year, gets turned upside down by a tiny special guest!
What do you do when you catch a leprechaun? Look for his pot of gold, of course!
Kids will enjoy this story of this classic Irish legends about a music competition between two harpists.
This board book is great for your younger students. You’ll see symbols such as shamrocks, rainbows, harps and more.
Do your children enjoy rhyming stories? Be sure to add this lively book to your reading basket!
I’m planning on making this shamrock suncatcher with my little ones – the cutting and gluing are a great way to work on fine motor skills. You’ll find many St Patrick’s Day game ideas for children to celebrate over at Making Learning Fun.
10. St Patrick’s Day
This wonderful book by Gail Gibbons covers all the details of St Patrick’s life, as well as the common symbols of St. Patrick’s Day. She also has a series of books covering other popular holidays.
What do you have planned for St Patrick’s Day? Be sure and leave us a comment.
Looking for more resources? I have a huge St Patrick’s Day board over on Pinterest.
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Dianna is keeping busy this spring cooking Baby 5.0 over at The Kennedy Adventures! She’s the host of Saints and Scripture Sundays – head over and join in! You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, as well as writing for Catholic Moms Online.