March 17 means it's time to celebrate Irish heritage with these Saint Patrick's Day themed activity worksheets.

These worksheets contain a number of different activities using a dedicated set of vocabulary words related to the St. Patrick's Day celebration, including word search, fill in the blanks, scrambled words, word wall flash cards, acrostic poems, crossword puzzles, and more. The collection also includes six different packs of Bingo cards as well as decorated writing paper. Last but not least, a KWHL (know, what, how, learn) diagram is included to help students pick a topic to explore in more depth.

Note: Each short reading assignment has two answer worksheets, consisting of both multiple choice and short-answer segments. The instructor may choose which to use.

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The History of St. Patrick’s Day - Reading Passage

Lots of Americans from a variety of ethnic backgrounds celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Patrick is a saint in the Catholic faith, the patron saint of Ireland. Saints have a feast day set aside in their honor and St. Patrick’s feast day, St. Patrick’s Day, is March 17. Everybody is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!

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History - Multiple Choice Questions

Who were some of the first people to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the American colonies?

History Short Answer Questions

Pretend you are Anna M. Jarvis. Write a letter to President Woodrow Wilson convincing him to make Mother's Day a National Holiday. Make sure to give at least three strong reasons.

The History of Father's Day - Reading Passage

Why do we say that “everyone is Irish” on St. Patrick’s Day?

Who was Saint Patrick? - Reading Worksheet

In the Catholic Church, St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland.

Saint Patrick - Multiple Choice Questions

Patrick made his way back to Britain. After returning to Britain, Patrick believed that an angel appeared to him in a dream to tell him to become a missionary in Ireland.

Saint Patrick - Short Answer Questions

One legend says that St. Patrick drove the snakes out of Ireland. But scientists tell us that Ireland, which is an island, didn't have any snakes to begin with.

Graphic Organizer

Who, What, When, Where, Why, How of Saint Patrick.

Ireland at a Glance - Passage

Ireland rates as one of the top ten scenic countries in the world. Ireland, where just over four million people live, is an island of about twenty-six thousand square miles just across the Irish Sea from Great Britain.

Multiple Choice Questions

The history of Ireland dates back to around 6000 B.C. in the Stone and Bronze Ages.

Short Answer Questions

If you drove at a constant speed of 50 miles per hour, how long would it take to drive the entire coastline of Ireland assuming there’s a road?

Ireland Adjectives

Write an adjective on each line to describe Ireland.

St. Patrick's Day Parades - Reading Passage

St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland and St. Patrick's Day, March 17, honors his service to Ireland in the fourth century when he converted pagans to Christianity.

Multiple Choice Questions

A long-time tradition in the United States is to have a parade on St. Patrick’s Day. The first St. Patrick’s Day parade happened in colonial days before the United States was even a country. I

Short Answer Questions

New York City has been having a St. Patrick’s Day parade for nearly 250 years. The parade was organized by military units from its beginning until the War of 1812.

Parade Adjectives

Write an adjective on each line to describe St. Patrick's Day Parades.

The Story of the Shamrock

Everyone who is Irish or anyone who wants to be part of the festivities of the day wears something green.

Multiple Choice Questions

Why did Queen Victoria reward the Irish regiment with shamrocks?

Short Answer Questions

If you lived in Ireland at the time of the Rebellion of 1798 would you join the Irish Volunteers and wear a shamrock?

Shamrock KWL

I have to admit that I knew very little about Shamrocks before writing this.

Wearing Green - Passage

Ireland is an island of great natural beauty and is listed as one of the ten most scenic countries in the world.

Wearing Green- Multiple Choice

The Irish flag is made up of three colors: green, white and orange. Since green is so popular in Irish culture you might think that’s why people wear green on St. Patrick's Day.

Wearing Green - Quick Questions

Irish Americans started wearing Kelly green, the color in the Irish flag, during St. Patrick’s Day parades

Celebrations Venn Diagram

A great tool to compare and contrast cultural celebrations.

Leprechauns - Reading Passage

What do trolls, elves, fairies, leprechauns and unicorns all have in common? These are all imaginary characters that don’t really exist.

Leprechauns - Multiple Choice Questions

In the early days of the leprechaun stories a leprechaun was described as a little old man who worked as a cobbler.

Leprechauns - Short Answer Questions

Leprechauns are supposed to be the keepers of ancient Irish treasure in the form of pots of gold.

Leprechauns & Elves Venn Diagram

What really is the difference any way?

Corned Beef and Cabbage Passage

You probably are already familiar with cabbage. A head of cabbage looks a lot like a head of iceberg lettuce and shredded cabbage is the main vegetable in coleslaw.

Corned Beef and Cabbage - Multiple Choice Questions

In past centuries there wasn't any refrigeration. Everything was eaten fresh or it had to be preserved for winter in some way. One way to preserve beef was to cure it by adding lots of salt.

Corned Beef and Cabbage - Short Answer Questions

In the 1800s corned beef and cabbage was a meal enjoyed for Easter dinner in the countryside of Ireland.

Around the World - Reading Passage

Americans have been celebrating St. Patrick’s Day for centuries, since Irish soldiers came in the 1700s when there were British colonies.

Around the World - Multiple Choice Questions

At that time the city of Montreal was just a fort guarded by Irish soldiers. They began celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in 1759.

Around the World - Short Answer Questions

Irish soldiers also brought St. Patrick’s Day to Mexico but it’s not a big holiday there.

Shamrocks and St. Patrick's Day - Reading Passage

Americans simply say that a shamrock is the same an ordinary three-leaf clover. Clover grows well in the United States and you can find red clover and white clover growing in many places.

Shamrocks - Multiple Choice Questions

How is a shamrock related to St. Patrick’s Day? St. Patrick lived in the fourth century and he brought Christianity to Ireland.

Shamrocks - Short Answer Questions

Even before St. Patrick the early settlers of Ireland used the shamrock as a symbol for good luck.

Shamrock & Clover - Venn Diagram

Do you really know the difference. Better Google it...

Visual Crossword

Is that one a castle?

Word Scramble

The 7th one down is pretty simple. Just make sure you spell it right.

Word Search

A quick little vocabulary activity for you.

Missing Letters

All words relate to the big green day.

Maze

Help the leprechaun find his way to the gold.

Visual Addition

Add up all those festive hats.

Visual Subtraction Sheets

Get rid of all those shamrocks.

Word Chop

We cut up the words in such a way that it would be difficult.

Alphabetic Order

Arrange the words in alphabetic order on the lines.

Bingo Card #1

A fun game that has a lot of merit.

Bingo Card #2

This vocabulary sheet can be used as a pop quiz too.

Bingo Card #3

Why not have three versions to choose from.

Bingo Card #4

Put it all together for yourself with this one.

Bingo Card #5

Check out those super long words to work with.

Bingo Card #6

If you needed more to go with this is your stuff.

KWHL

Do you know much about it at all?

Word Wall

The words that need to be used and pulled together.

Ireland Poem

Using the "I" usually the most difficult starter for students.

Rainbow Poem

Students like to always think about the pot of gold.

Shamrock Poem

The "O" is a really big challenge for kids.