10 Fun Facts About St. Patrick’s Day for Preschoolers
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10 Fun Facts About St. Patrick’s Day for Preschoolers

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La le Padraig (as the Irish might say), or Happy St. Patrick’s Day! This uniquely Irish holiday is one we are all very familiar with, but who was St. Patrick, why are four leaf clovers lucky, what really is a leprechaun, and why do you keep pinching me?

Happy St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun

  1. When is St. Patrick’s Day
    St. Patrick’s Day is always celebrated on March 17th.
  2. Who was St. Patrick?
    St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. He is credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland during the 4th century A.D.
  3. What is a shamrock?
    A shamrock is a three leaf clover, and is the national flower of Ireland. Each leaf of the shamrock represents one part of the Holy Trinity; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
  4. Why are four leaf clovers lucky?
    Four leaf clovers are lucky because they are very hard to find. A person can search clover patches for a thousand years and never find one.
  5. What is a leprechaun?
    A leprechaun is an Irish fairy that looks like a little old man. He is about two feet tall and dresses like a shoemaker.
  6. How can I catch a leprechaun?
    The only way you can catch a leprechaun is by building a leprechaun trap. Here is how to make a leprechaun trap.
  7. Why do we wear green on St. Patrick’s Day?
    Green is the beautiful color of Springtime, and is very much so connected with thoughts of hope and good things to come. You also wear green on St. Patrick’s Day because you don’t want to get pinched.
  8. What is an Irish blessing?
    May the Irish hills caress you.
    May her lakes and rivers bless you.
    May the luck of the Irish fold you.
    May the blessing of St. Patrick behold you. 

    The Irish are know for blessing anything and everything. This particular blessing would be said at the start of a St. Patrick’s day event.

  9. What do people eat on St. Patrick’s Day?
    The traditional food of St. Patrick’s Day is corned beef and cabbage.
  10. Where can I find more information about St. Patrick’s Day?
    If you would like to learn more about St. Patrick’s Day please check out History of St. Patrick’s Day for Kids by Michael Quadro.

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  1. I love this post and love finding new Daycare crafts and activities for my home daycare. I love this post. Would you consider doing a guest post on my website. I would love to put this on there. Check it out at http://www.daycareheadquarters.com
    Angela

  2. I will share these with my son tomorrow.

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