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I Am Lucky Because…St. Patrick’s Day Craft

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Celebrate St Paddy’s Day with this easy I Am Lucky Because…St Patrick’s Day craft for kids.

St. Patrick’s Day History

Many years ago, a man named St. Patrick made a big splash in Ireland.

He wasn’t born there, but he arrived on its shores and embarked on a mission that would change the country forever.

Legend has it that he used a shamrock, a three-leafed plant, to explain the Christian Trinity to the Irish people.

I Am Lucky Because...St. Patrick's Day Craft for kids

This simple plant became a powerful symbol of St. Patrick’s Day.

Another tale tells of how St. Patrick drove all the snakes out of Ireland, clearing the land for its residents.

Whether these stories are true or not, they highlight St. Patrick’s impact on Ireland.

Over time, people around the world began celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in his honor, embracing not only these fascinating legends but also the vibrant culture and green spirit of the Irish.

easy I Am Lucky Because...St. Patrick's Day Craft

Why Is St. Patrick’s Day Green?

Many people assume St. Patrick’s Day was always associated with green.

However, long ago, blue became known as the first color linked to this holiday.

Over time, Ireland earned the nickname “The Emerald Isle,” famous for its lush, green landscape.

This shift was gradual.

As people celebrated St. Patrick’s Day, they started wearing green to reflect the beauty of Ireland’s countryside.

Additionally, legends say St. Patrick used the green shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity, which further anchored green’s significance to the day.

So, while blue might have been the original color for celebrations, green took over because of Ireland’s natural beauty and the stories tied to its culture.

coloring I Am Lucky Because...St. Patrick's Day Craft for preschoolers

How to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the Classroom?

St. Patrick’s Day offers a unique opportunity for teachers to bring creativity into the classroom.

Here are some ways to incorporate this holiday into your lesson plans and spark joy and curiosity among your preschoolers and kindergartners.

Reading Time: Selecting St. Patrick’s Day-themed books introduces kids to cultural stories and the history behind the celebration in a way that is both fun and educational.

Science Experience: The magic milk experiment not only dazzles with rainbow swirls but also engages curious minds in observing reactions. It’s an excellent method for unveiling the science behind the magic, making learning both fun and fascinating.

Crafting: From making shamrocks out of paper to designing their own pots of gold, students can express their creativity while working on their fine motor skills. These crafts can later be used to decorate the classroom.

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I Am Lucky Because…St. Patrick’s Day Craft

Our coloring spinner craft is not only a nice way to incorporate St Patrick’s Day in the classroom and celebrate the holiday but also an opportunity for kids to show gratitude for the people and things they have in their lives.

Kids will color the cover and write and/or draw five things they are grateful for on the wheel.

I Am Lucky Because...St. Patrick's Day Craft for preschoolers and older kids

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Step by Step Instructions

Start by printing the spinner and cover on white cardstock paper.

Kids can draw and/or write five things they are grateful for on the spinner.

draw five reasons you are lucky

They can move on to coloring the cover.

color the cover

Use a hole punch to make a hole in the middle of the cover. (where marked)

make a hole in the cover

Use a pencil to make a hole in the middle of the spinner. (where marked)

make a hole in the spinner

Attach the spinner and cover together with a paper fastener.

attach the cover and spinner

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