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St. Patrick's Day Lapbook - Homeschool Helper Online

St. Patrick's Day Lapbook Submitted by JoAnn S.

Library List:
Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland by Tomie De Paola K-3rd
Shamrocks, Harps, and Shillelaghs: The Story of the St. Patrick's Day Symbols by Edna Barth 4th-6th
Jack and the Leprechaun by Ivan Robertson
St. Patrick's Day Shillelagh by Janet Nolan - ages 7-10
The Fascinating World of Snakes by Maria Angels Julivert ages 4th - 6th
Time for Kids: Snakes by Editors of Time for Kids 1st-3rd

Instructions for Folding Lapbooks

Reference Sites:

History of St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick's Day facts about the history, symbols, and celebrations
Irish recipes
Irish blessing
Amazing Snake Facts
Snake Field Guide


1. Vocabulary *language arts
2. History of St. Patrick's Day *history
3. Who's St. Patrick? *history
4. Symbols/Customs *history
5. Celebrations *culture
6. Map of Ireland *geography
7. Irish Dinner *culture
8. Snakes *science
9. Ireland's Population *math/geography
10. If I had a pot of gold *creative writing
11. Irish Blessing *copywork
12. St. Patrick's Day Math Word Problems *math
13. Green on Green *art

St. Patrick's Day Lapbook Templates (pdf file)

Activity 1
1. legends
2. saint
3. raider
4. captive
5. revelation
6. convert
7. ritual
8. vibrations
9. venom
10. constrict

Activity 2
History of St. Patrick's Day - find out how St. Patrick's Day came to be and why. Record your finding in your mini-book.

Activity 3
Who's St. Patrick? - Record a little bit about who he was, his history, and why he is important.

Activity 4
Symbols/Customs - explain what these symbols mean: shamrock, leprechaun, the color green, shillelagh, St. Patrick's Day pinch, pot of gold, corned beef and cabbage.

Activity 5
Celebrations - pick at least 3 countries and give a brief description of how they celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

Activity 6
Map of Ireland - on the map locate and mark Dublin, Limerick, Galway, Waterford, and Belfast. Next locate these bodies of water: River Shannon, Donegal Bay, Cork Harbor, River Foyle, and River Suir. Locate and mark these mountain ranges: Derryveagh Mountains, Slieve Bloom Mountains, Galtee Mountains, and Ox Mountains. Lastly mark the bodies of water that surround Ireland.

Geography of Ireland

Activity 7
Irish dinner - plan and cook an Irish dinner for your family. Record your menu in your mini book and take a picture of your feast to put in there also.

Activity 8
Snakes - in your mini-book record the life cycle of a snake, what they eat, some habitats where you find snakes, and interesting facts.

Activity 9
Ireland's population - what is the population of Ireland today? What was the population in 1841? What is the difference of population between the 2 dates? Compare the population of these 2 towns: Holywood and Galway. Which has more and by how much? Which city has the largest population? Which has the least? What is the difference between them?

Ireland Population info

Activity 10
If I had a pot of gold? Is a creative writing exercise. Pretend you have been giving a pot of gold for St. Patrick's Day and write about what you'd do with it.

Activity 11
Irish Blessing - pick an Irish Blessing and copy it onto the mini-book.

Activity 12
St. Patrick's Day Math Word Problems - after they answer the math problems cut along the lines to separate and store in the pocket fold.

Activity 13
Green on Green - a fun art activity for them to do. After the paper has dried glue it to the front for the cover. They could write out Happy St. Patrick's Day and draw things that are related to the holiday.