Looking for a fun activity for the kids this St. Patrick’s Day? I created this free printable St. Patrick’s Day Word Search that will keep them busy. Search for the 12 words on the list below. They can be found in the puzzle going right, left, up or down –not diagonal.
Fun Fact: Saint Patrick was actually British, not Irish.
Printable St. Patrick’s Day Word Search
Fun Fact: Before the 20th century, the leprechaun wore red, not green.
Do you and your family wear green on March 17th? I remember growing up and getting excited about St. Patrick’s Day. We were always on a mission to find those not wearing green so we could pinch them. We never had green eggs or pancakes for breakfast, although that does sound like a fun way to celebrate the morning.
Fun Fact: The first St. Patrick’s Day parade took place in the United States on March 17, 1762, when Irish soldiers serving in the English military marched through New York City.
You can use this free printable St. Patrick’s Day Word Search as a teaching tool about the Irish holiday. Tell your children silly stories or share real facts with them. Find a book about leprechauns to read while they search for the words. Have them highlight or circle the words as they find them and mark off each clover along the way.
Fun Fact: According to Irish legend, Saint Patrick wasn’t originally called Patrick. His birth name was Maewyn Succat, but he changed his name to Patricius after becoming a priest. St. Maewyn’s Day?
For more St. Patrick’s Day entertainment, visit a few of my favorite bloggers:
- Books About Irish Hauntings You Need to Read by In Our Spare Time
- Fun Movies to Watch for St. Patricks Day by philZENdia
- St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt by Food Fun Family
- Great Movies Set in Ireland by How Was Your Day?
- 5 Irish Non-Fiction Books for St. Patrick’s Day by Mom Does it All
- St. Patrick’s Day Books for Toddlers by Mom on the Side
- How to Plan an AMAZING Last Minute St. Patrick’s Day Party by OurFamilyWorld
- 5 Beautiful Adult Celtic Coloring Books by Pretty Opinionated
- Movies that Induce Irish Catholic Guilt by The Guavalicious Life
- Get Your Irish on With These Bands by Day by Day In Our World