Growing up, St. Patrick's Day was the holiday to wear green. I didn't realize the amazing opportunity it provides to explain the Trinity and God's promises! Check out the plethora of craft ideas, activities, books, and video links below.
Saint Patrick lived an adventurous life. Captured by pirates at the age of 16, Patrick became their slave. But even in slavery, Patrick knew God was with him and he devote his life to obeying God. After six years, Patrick escaping captivity and later became a missionary in Ireland, bringing Christianity to the Irish people. As tradition tells, Patrick used Ireland's national flower, the three-leafed shamrock, to explain the Trinity - God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. (St. Patrick Life Source)
The following products are available to explain the story to children.
Click to see simple and fun ways to explain the trinity to children.
- Do everything green - green clothes, green food, play with a green balloon
- Put Green food coloring in milk
- Eat lime green jello
Rainbow of Colors - Make a rainbow with fruit loops glued on the rainbow printable.
Tissue Paper Rainbow - Make a rainbow by gluing tissue paper on the rainbow printable.
Macaroni Rainbow - Place a few macaroni noodles in a zip-top plastic bag. Add a couple of drops of vinegar and 4-5 drops of food coloring. Mix to distribute the color. Dye more macaroni in separate bags. Open the top of the bag and let dry. Using the Rainbow , place a thin layer of glue on the paper. Add the colored macaroni to create a colorful macaroni rainbow. (Thank you, Alisha, for sharing this picture and idea with us.)
- Activities with Gold Coins (Chocolate Ones!) Thank you to Amy for sharing these ideas.
- Create a trail of golden coins leading to a fun "treasure" (Have the trail lead to a Bible and read Mrs. Rosey Posey and the Hidden Treasure )
- Hide golden coins around the house.
- Use golden coins to teach addition and subtraction or talk about our treasures in heaven (Matthew 6:21)
- Color By Number Worksheets:
Created with the help of Amy.
Print the St. Patrick's Day Color by Number Worksheet #1 . Roll a die and identify the number. Color the coordinating number. Cut out when finished.
Print the St. Patrick's Day Color by Number Worksheet #2 . Roll a die and identify the number. Color the coordinating number. Cut out when finished.
Print the St. Patrick's Day Color by Number Worksheet #3 . Roll a die and identify the number. Color the coordinating number. Cut out when finished.
- Shamrock Hop
Draw a large shamrock on the cement. Divide the shamrock into six parts and label each with a number 1-6. Roll a die and have the child stand on the corresponding number. Thank you to Amy for sharing this idea and image.