Saint Patrick’s Day Activity Set
St Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of St Patrick, is on held on 17 March to commemorate the death of St Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. To help you celebrate, Fun Crafts Kids has produced a bumper St Patrick’s Day Activity Set for you to enjoy with family and friends.
The St Patrick’s Day Activity Set includes:
- 10 x St Patrick’s Day Bingo Sheets & Calling Cards
- 1 x St Patrick’s Day Word Search & Solutions
- 4 x St Patrick’s Day Coloring Pages
- 1 x St Patrick’s Day Word Scramble & Solution
- 4 x St Patrick’s Day Number Sudoku Puzzles & Solutions
- 1 x St Patrick’s Day Tic Tac Toe
- 4 x St Patrick’s Day Alphabet Sudoku Puzzles & Solutions
- 1 x St Patrick’s Day Number Search & Solution
- 1 x St Patrick’s Day Dots & Boxes
History of St Patrick
The exact dates of St Patrick’s life are unknown. However it has been estimated that he was born in England in the late 4th Century to a wealthy Romano-British family. His father was a decurion, a powerful local politician, and also a deacon in the Christian church.
According to legend, St Patrick was kidnapped by Irish raiders when he was sixteen and taken as a slave to Ireland. He then spent six years in captivity during which time he discovered God. God told Patrick to flee to the coast, where a ship would be waiting to take him home. After arriving back in England, Patrick started on the journey to become a priest. Prior to being ordained Patrick had a vision that he would become “The Voice of the Irish”.
Acting on his vision, Patrick returned to Ireland a few years later to convert the pagan Irish to Christianity. Legend also states that he chased the snakes out of Ireland and into the sea after they attacked him during a 40-day fast!
It is believed that Patrick died on 17 March and the Church started to celebrate that date as his Feast Day from the early 17th Century. This day is also known as Saint Patrick’s Day!
Today St Patrick’s Day is celebrated not only in Ireland but also in many of the countries that Irish emigrants travelled including the United States, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Australia and New Zealand. During the festival it is customary to wear shamrocks, green clothing or green accessories.
The largest St Patrick’s Day Parade in the world takes place in New York City, which attracts about 150,00 marchers every year. More information on the NYC St Patrick’s Day Parade can be found here.
Easy St Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids
If you are looking for some other fantastic ideas for St Patrick’s Day have a look at Red Ted Art. They have some great paper crafts to make shamrocks, some colour rainbow ideas and super cute and fun Leprechaun Crafts … something for everyone!
Click here to see Red Ted Art’s easy St Patrick’s Day crafts for kids.
FIVE FREE UNICORN COLORING PAGES
To celebrate and enjoy the ancient legend of the unicorn, we have produced five free, super cute, printable unicorn coloring pages for you to enjoy with your friends and family. Just print out, get your coloring pencils, paint, felt tips or crayons ready and then start the fun!
There are five coloring pages included in the free download:
- Fizz: loves nothing more than sharing a mug of hot chocolate with friends!
- Cupcake: can’t wait for another treat! Next time it has to be donuts!
- Twinkle: dreams about the joy of friendship!
- Happy: is wrapping a ginormous birthday present!
- Starlight: is taking a well-deserved break! Being a bouncy unicorn is hard work!
Click here to go to the unicorn coloring pages.