Saint Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated on 17 March by Irish people and people of Irish decent worldwide. It commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. St. Patrick’s Day is one of the most widely celebrated saint’s days in the world and has also become a secular celebration of Irish culture in general.
One tradition of St. Patrick’s Day is to wear green including green ribbons and shamrocks. Shamrocks are three leaved plants originally used by St. Patrick to explain the Holy Trinity (an aspect of Christianity) to Irish pagans.
Have a ‘green day’. Eat green foods such as peas, apples, kiwi, melon, cucumber. Turn the children’s drinks green. Make green play dough etc.
Products that can help you to explore St. Patrick’s Day
Childminding Best Practice Club – themed packs
Join the Childminding Best Practice Club and get monthly packs of themed activities emailed to you. As well as art projects with templates, each pack includes a planning guide to help you plan around a theme.
Diversity Awareness Pack
Printable diversity craft projects and printable diversity colouring pages to help childminders to teach 20 diversity topics including disability, religion, race, families and multicultural holidays including St. Patrick’s Day.