Shamrock Craft | St. Patrick's Day | Friendship & Shapes| Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities
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Patrick's Day | Multicultural > Ireland
Have fun reading a bit about St. Patrick, shamrocks, leprechauns and why green is such a special color for St. Patrick's Day and for the Irish people.
* Shamrock: (three leaves) is a clover, and the national emblem of Ireland.
* Lucky Four-Leaf Clover: when a rare four leaflet occurs in a clover it is said to be lucky and the leaves represent hope, faith, love and the fourth one, luck.
The History of St. Patrick's Day at the History Channel web site. Review the topics: Who is St. Patrick? and History of the Holiday.
Ages 2 to 6:
Discuss the color green and what it means to the Irish people. It is connected to hope and nature.
Where is the color green in nature? Plants, trees and animals, like a grasshopper.
When talking about plants you can introduce the shamrock.
Craft Activity: Easy Shapes Friendship Shamrocks (3 leaflet) or Lucky Four-Leaf Clover
Suggestion: Have two or more children or family members working
Activities to incorporate with this craft:
Activity - Consonant Digraph Sh Shamroack
(3 leaves only)
Lucky Four Leaf Clover Shape Patterns