Guest Author - Kim Lynch
Like so many holidays, St. Patrick's Day started as a religious holiday. In Ireland it is still mainly a religious holiday, although things are changing in the name of tourism. In the United States and the rest of the world, St. Patrick's Day is viewed as a celebration of the Irish and all things Irish.
If you're one of the 93 million Americans who will be wearing green this March 17, then you might also be looking for a few other little extras to help celebrate the day. Printable greeting cards, coloring pages, craft projects and more. Here are some online sites to help get the celebration started.
St. Patrick’s Day Bookmarks These 3 printable bookmarks capture the spirit of the holiday. Print on heavy paper for some really lovely bookmarks that will surely bring you the luck through out the year.
Print Free Cards
Want to send a St. Patrick’s Day greeting, but don’t have time to run to the store to buy a card? It’s your lucky day. Print free makes it easy to print your own card and send a St. Paddy’s Day greeting.
St. Patrick’s Day Crafts
This site includes instructions for 33 easy to make craft projects. Kids will enjoy creating everything from a St. Patrick’s Day flag to an Irish Flag Pin and a St. Pat’s picture magnet. Most of the projects are constructed from easy to find materials that can be found around the house.
BlackDog’s St. Patrick’s Day Fun and Games
Coloring pages, puzzles and quizzes are included with printable St. Patrick themed bookmarks and stationary. A nice collection of St. Patrick related items and activities, but I found the floating shamrock a bit annoying.
DLTK Activities for Kids
Keep the kid’s busy on St. Patrick’s Day with these printable games and puzzles. Print out your own Irish maze work sheets, bingo cards, dominos or word search or play one of the online activities like the jigsaw puzzle, concentration game or tic tactoe.
Click on each link for a wide selection of St. Patrick Day printable projects. This site has a nice selection including stationary, word games and coloring projects.
Free St. Patrick’s Day Clip Art
Create your own Irish themed projects with this collection of teddy bears, shamrocks, leprechauns and kids.