Instead of focusing on greedy leprechauns, St. Patrick’s Day is a great opportunity to teach children about the Trinity. St. Patrick himself used the three leaves of a shamrock to explain the concept of Trinity by explaining that there was God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, all part of the same God.
Today I’ve made a simple coloring page or craft you can use with your students. This is a printable shamrock with the three parts of the trinity written on the front. There is a small song sung to the tune of Frere Jacques that children can cut out and glue on the back. You can turn this into a classroom art project by printing on cardstock, cutting out the shamrocks and providing children with green and gold glitter to decorate their shamrocks.
Print Here: Shamrock Trinity Coloring Page
We also have an entire Bible Verse unit for St. Patrick’s Day Here
Find Free St. Patrick’s Day File Folder Games
Here are some stories of St. Patrick you can use for your storytime lessons:
Shamrock Images (c) Monkeying Around in First