I’m not much into the “luck” aspect of St. Patrick’s Day, which makes it hard, as a blogger, to think of something to share for St. Patrick’s Day. Last year I shared a toilet paper roll craft and a short story of who St. Patrick was. This year I finally decided to go with a theme of shamrocks for teaching the kids about St. Patrick’s day, but focusing on the trinity.
When St. Patrick went to Ireland as a missionary, it is said that he used shamrocks to teach the people about God and the Trinity. So the kids and I had a Shamrocks themed homeschool day today.
We started with a shamrock craft. This was really easy for me to put together, and easy but fun for the kids. Miss Magoo had fun trying to read the leaves on her own. She’s really making amazing progress on reading, and she loves reading so much that she’s reading labels and book spines and signs at the store. There’s still a lot that she needs help with (I can’t believe how ridiculous the “rules” are in teaching English! None of the “rules” is really a rule- they all have a dozen exceptions!) but she’s so excited about reading, and she’s doing great!
To make this easy craft, just cut out 3 hearts, and then cut out a stem that’s about as long as one of the hearts is tall. On one heart write God the Father, the next heart God the Son, and the final heart God the Holy Spirit. Give your child glue or a glue stick and a sheet of white paper, and let them glue them on, while you explain that all three leaves make up the shamrock, in the same way that the Father, Son, & Holy Spirit make up the trinity.
We finished with shamrock rice crispy treats, which I made following the normal rice crispy treat directions, but used a heart cookie cutter to cut out the 3 leaves, and sprinkled with green sprinkles.
Do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? If so, what do you do?
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