I’m a little late this year getting up the latest set of printable story starters, because St. Patrick’s day is right around the corner! But here are three fun story writing activities, which will get kids writing about what they would do if they found a pot of gold, caught a leprechaun, or gave a 4 leaf clover to their friend.
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Is it just me, or have St. Patrick’s Day celebrations changed quite a bit in the last decade or so? I don’t remember anyone ever setting Leprechaun traps until recently. I know that green beer is still a thing for college students, and if you don’t wear green, you get pinched, but what is with all the chocolate coins and such? St. Patrick’s Day crafts used to consist of cutting a shamrock out of green construction paper, but nowadays, there’s no shortage of ways to get creative and messy in the name of the Irish holiday.
You know, there are a lot of really great Irish and Celtic songs out there…Maybe we should add St. Patrick’s Day caroling to the list of St. Patrick’s day activities. After we’ve caught that pesky Leprechaun, of course. I’ve always been partial to this one. I just absolutely love the imagery in it and can almost imagine standing in a soft field in a sunshower:
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
may the sun shine warm upon your face,
the rains fall soft upon your fields,
and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of his hand.