St Patrick's Day Activity

Ready to get your craft on this St Patrick’s Day? We have a great activity with an underlying mindfulness theme 👍

What are you lucky to have?
  1. Download our free printable here.
  2. Print out your shamrocks and grab your favourite pens or pencils plus some glue and scissors.
  3. The first shamrock you can colour in lovely and bright.
  4. On the second shamrock, write something on each of the 4 leaves that you are grateful for.
  5. Place a little glue in the centre of this shamrock, and right down the stalk.
  6. Glue the two shamrocks together.
  7. Now you can lift up each of the leaves to see all of the things you are lucky to have!
  8. Hang your four leaf clover on the fridge, beside your bed, or on the mirror maybe. Somewhere you can see it each day and be reminded of all the things you have to be grateful for ❤ 

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Want to know a little more about St Patrick's Day?

On the 17th of March each year, all we see is green! A day to celebrate Irish culture and heritage. Did you know it is the most widely celebrated national day across the world? But what's it all about and who is this St Patrick?

St Patrick's Day started as a religious celebration in the 17th century in Ireland, that marks the anniversary of St Patrick's death in 461AD. He is known as the man who brought Christianity to Ireland, but he wasn't actually born Patrick, Irish or a Saint! He was born in Banna Venta Berniae, a town in Roman Britain, and named Maewyn Succat by his parents. He didn't really like this name, so chose to be known as Patricius (Patrick). At age 16 he was captured by Irish pirates and held in Ireland as a shepherd. He eventually escaped back to Britain but was then captured by the French army. It was here in France that he strengthened his religion, and eventually claimed he had a vision to return to Ireland and spread the word of Christianity. During his life, St Patrick baptised thousands of people, ordained new priests and helped build over 300 churches. He was never technically canonised by the Catholic Church but is regarded throughout the world as St Patrick due to his spreading of Christianity.

There you go, now you can explain the meeting of this Irish celebration to your kids as you make your lucky shamrock ☘️.

 


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