This free printable St Patrick’s Day Lapbook includes history, math, science, geography, cooking, creative writing, and art.
It is a fun multi-subject lapbook for all of your elementary students.
Here are the resources used in the St. Patrick’s Day Lapbook:
- 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
- Resource Site: History of St. Patrick’s Day
- Resource Site: St. Patrick’s Day facts about the history, symbols, and celebrations
- Resource Site: Irish recipes
- Resource Site: Snake Field Guide
St. Patrick’s Day Lapbook Activities:
- Vocabulary 1. legends 2. saint 3. raider 4. captive 5. revelation 6. convert 7. ritual 8. vibrations 9. venom 10. constrict
- 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.
- Who’s St. Patrick? – Record a little bit about who he was, his history, and why he is important.
- 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.
- Celebrations – pick at least 3 countries and give a brief description of how they celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
- 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.
- 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.
- Snakes – in your mini-book record the life cycle of a snake, what they eat, some habitats where you find snakes, and interesting facts.
- 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?
- 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.
- Irish Blessing – pick an Irish Blessing and copy it onto the mini-book.
- 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.
- 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.
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