ABC and 123: A Learning Collaborative: St. Patrick's Day

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

St. Patrick's Day

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St. Patty's Day is one week away and we wanted to give you all some ideas for how to celebrate as well as some thematic activities. We're also going to add a McLinky to the bottom of this post so that you can add any activities you complete as we get closer to the day we're all a little Irish. It'll be open through the 20th so hop on!

Diane at Created by Diane starts off March with a special green breakfast, pancakes and green eggs never looked so good! We think their shamrock shape helps. Diane is blogging seventeen days of St. Patrick's Fun and since she shares a lot of tasty treats she is your source for fun holiday tie ins from the kitchen. For example, she's already shared delicous looking cupcakes, cake, and pretzel all with an Irish twist.

Moving onto sweet treats that are nonedible, create a wee little cupcake to leave out when the leprechauns come visit your house; maybe they won't be as mischievious, directions at Four Crazy Kings. You should also check out their paper plate rainbow craft, complete with coins dangling from it.

We think shamrock prints with potatoes is so appropriate for St. Patrick's Day, don't you? Pati at A Crafty Escape shares her how to.

Marie at Make & Take suggests a simple way to add some dress up fun to St. Patrick's Day. These would be great props to wear while reading your favorite leprechaun stories and for acting out your favorite part. Check out all of the St. Patty's ideas there.
Under the Table & Dreaming has two great posts filled with several fun art projects, we especially liked this coffee filter project that involves color mixing. There is also a tissue paper project and a cute pot of gold in that same post.

The second post at Under the Table and Dreaming also has a great color mixing project, this time involving fingerpaint. Rice art and handprints round out that one.

Steph at Somewhat Simple has a whole week of St. Patrick's Day fun going on at her blog! We especially like her ideas for making footprints for a scavenger hunt and for making blarney stones with your kids. Rainbow jello treats sound like the perfect themed snack.

Michelle at A Mommy's Adventures made these Shamrock Toasties for lunch, fun and a good way to get some green pepper in your kiddo! They started out the day with some tasty green fun too.

For an art project they made these shamrocks, any guesses as to what they are sculpted out of, hint: it's not clay.

The third activity Michelle shared with us involved some paint and a lot of rolling, click here to go see how it was done.

Katrina at Roots and Wings used clay to make these shamrocks and shares several fun ways to leave traces of a visit from a leprechaun at your home.

The City Cradle has a great idea for a little St. Patrick's Day treat and provides a free download of the lables to attach to your shamrock cupcakes.

Stop by Katie's Nesting Spot for two easy to create card "games" using clip art.

Busy Bee has created and provided a free download for these cute St. Patrick's Day printables that would make great cupcake toppers or a simple way to add green to your outfit on the 17th. Living Locurto also has some cute cards and tags you can download.

J.Goode had doodled the perfect St. Patrick's Day coloring page and provides a link to download an uncolored version in her post.

Please add your St. Patrick's Day themed posts below and be sure to visit other participants and leave some comment love.


  1. thanks for featuring me! this site is adorable- I grabbed your button!

  2. such great ideas!
    We are working on a fun St. Patricks Day poem! My son is loving it! :)

  3. Amanda: Sorry the MckLinky wasn't working earilier. We added your link for you. Thanks for leaving it in the comments!
    ~Katie, Katie's Nesting Spot

  4. Thanks for including my printables!I can't wait for St. Patrick's Day this year! Off to check out the wonderful ideas... thanks again!

  5. Thanks for the link! So many great ideas here. I will surely be trying a few of these.

  6. Thanks for featuring me and I love the other ideas you found, I linked up my popcorn!

  7. What a lovely site. Thanks for the mention, all the St. Patti's crafts are just lovely this year.