Saint Patrick's Day offers school children around the world an opportunity to explore some of the traditions associated with the Irish culture.
It presents us with a chance for learning, and having some fun as children lay the foundations for writing and math.
Today's post features learning tools designed to introduce children to a few simple symbols of Ireland.
This year Irish American Mom is publishing teacher resources to help preschoolers, and elementary students celebrate St. Patrick's Day in style.
Name The Irish Symbol Worksheet:
First up is an activity where children need to link specific Irish symbols with the written name for the item,
Please feel free to share these worksheets with any homeschooling parents or preschool teachers, who may find them helpful to add an Irish twist to learning in the run up to Saint Patrick's Day.
Identifying and Coloring Irish Shapes:
Harps, coins, shamrocks, leprechaun hats and a map of Ireland feature in this collection of shapes of different sizes and forms.
Children simply need to identify the different shapes and color them according to the key provided.
Finding Ireland's Flag:
Ireland's flag is a tricolor and features a green, white and orange stripe.
Little ones can simply circle each of the flags they find in the collection of symbols on this worksheet.
Color The Words:
The final activity in this selection of learning games, features words associate with Ireland.
They're written in bold blocks so each letter can be shaded in.
It's a simple way to help recognize words while coloring.
The most difficult one is 'Claddagh" since it involves a silent 'gh'. There are plenty silent "gh's" in Irish words.
Printing Your Irish Worksheets for Preschool:
These worksheets are available for free for all readers of Irish American Mom.
If you click on any of the worksheet images above you’ll be taken to a PDF file, which you can open, save and print.
The files are sized for US letterhead paper.
You can also click here to find this file for free.
All four printables are included in one file.
I hope your little ones will enjoy identifying these symbols of Ireland.
Here's a Pinterest friendly graphic if you'd like to file this idea on your boards with other educational resources.
Other Irish Themed Worksheets:
I hope you like these learning worksheets here are a few others that you might find useful.
Happy learning with an Irish inspired twist.
Slán agus beannacht,
(Goodbye and blessings)