St. Patrick's Day is this week. As teachers we look forward to the different holidays and events throughout the school year. In the classroom, these days give us the opportunity to come up with fun activities and lessons for our students.
As parents, doing fun activities at home to mark these occasions is also a great idea. Doing so provides great ways to teach our kids about the significance of those days and perhaps even create some family traditions.
A wonderful way to engage children in the magic of these occasions is through books. You can actually check out our post, 17 Fantastic St. Patrick's Day Books for Elementary Kids, for a list of children's books to help teach your kids and enjoy this day.
Another fun and simple activity is holiday themed coloring pages. I love coloring with my kids and they look forward to anytime I print them special coloring pages.
Coloring might seem like just a fun and easy way to pass the time. However, coloring is actually great in helping kids develop many necessary and important skills such as fine-motor skills, hand-eye coordination, focus, and creativity.
At the end of this post you can sign up to download three free St. Patrick's Day coloring pages for your kids.
We hope you have fun coloring with your kids!