Light is meaningful in holiday celebrations in many cultures. Share some information about St. Patrick's Day holiday below. Read a related picture book, video, sing a song or read a poem.
Holiday information: St. Patrick's Day is a holiday that centers on the figure of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. St. Patrick became a priest, and he successfully ministered to the Irish Christians and was instrumental in converting many to Christianity.
- white paper or cardstock
- coloring and/or painting tools
Learning activities: Review and discuss the significant symbols and colors in the craft:
- The three colors of the flag of Ireland are green, white and orange.
- The shamrock is a sprig of a three-leafed clover, and a Irish national symbol.
- The rainbow is another symbol closely associated with St. Patrick's Day celebrations. In Irish folklore and mythology, it is said that at the end of a rainbow, you may find a leprechaun and his treasured pot of gold.
- A leprechaun is an Irish fairy - old Irish for "small body." Their trade is that of a cobbler, a shoemaker.
Make sure to save the small image of the craft in the template as a visual aid during craft assembly.
- Print on paper or card stock.
- Color if applicable with the holiday colors.
- Cut out the pieces.
- Glue the color strips in the number order indicated on the blank candle template.
- Glue large rainbow oval to back of candle.
- Glue candle flame and two shamrocks.
Optional ideas for the craft:
Use as an ornament, gift tag, greeting card (paste to folded paper and write greeting message inside), add to a wreath or other similar decoration.
- Close template window after printing to return to this screen.
- Set page margins to zero (minimum) if you have trouble fitting the template on one page or review Print Help.
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