I have to admit Saint Patrick’s Day isn’t one we do much with. I’ve tried to bring it in, but it’s just never caught on with the kids much, aside from the books. They loved our picture books.
Nevertheless, one of my goals for this coming year is to organize all of our holiday learning into one spot.
Saint Patrick’s Day crafts
I’m hoping to make a few Saint Patrick’s Day crafts this year, because I have to admit there’s some fun ones, but so far I’ve got TWO, yes two.
Saint Patrick’s Day learning ideas
Saint Patrick’s Day books
That’s What Leprechauns Do– This one amuses me, and it’s the first we bought way back when the boys were little bitty. It’s a set of 3 leprechauns off on a jaunt and the older leprechaun keeps trying to keep the other two in line because “that’s what leprechauns do.”
St. Patrick and the Three Brave Mice– I like this one as a folk tale about Saint Patrick and it worked very well with the craft we did with our study of Ireland a few years ago.
The Night Before St. Patrick’s Day– I find amusing the vast number of takes off “The Night Before Christmas,” and this falls into that category.
St. Patrick’s Day by Gail Gibbons– Because you can never go wrong with a Gail Gibbons nonfiction book. I love her books.
Ellie and the Good-Luck Pig (The Critter Club)– Princess swears by these books and has read as many of them as I will buy. I’ve not read them personally, but she is finagling for as many as she can get.
Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland by Tomie dePaola– I love Tomie dePaola, he just does such a great job with his books.
Calendar Mysteries #3: March Mischief– Superman loves all of the Calendar Mysteries and I think has all of them, if not he has almost all of them. They’re ridiculously easy for him to read now, but they’re comfort reading to him.