St. Patrick’s Day Blessings and Poems

St. Patrick’s Day Blessings and Poems

St. Patrick’s Day is a cultural holiday celebrated on March 17, the death anniversary of Ireland’s patron saint, Saint Patrick.   This week’s picks include hundreds of traditional Irish blessings that can be used to decorate your classroom, adorn a St. Patrick’s Day craft project, or inspire the writing of your own original blessing.

St. Patrick’s Day Blessings and Poems Resource Handout for Classroom or Homeschool: Just $2.00

DLTK: Saint Patrick's Day Songs, Games and Poems5 stars

Each of DLTK's St. Patrick's Day poems and songs includes a printable poster, in your choice of color or black-and-white (to color yourself), and a related craft. The game is a circle game played like Doggy, Doggy, Where's Your Bone? "Leprechaun, Leprechaun where's your shamrock? Somebody has it in their Pocket! Guess who? Maybe you? Maybe a monkey from the zoo! Come on Leprechaun find your shamrock."

English Zone: Saint Patrick's Day Blessings5 stars

"May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow and may trouble avoid you wherever you go." This page of 27 family-friendly Irish blessings is part of a larger St. Patrick's Day section at the English Zone. To visit it, use the Back button at the bottom of the page. "As you slide down the banister of life, may the splinters never point in the wrong direction!"

Island Ireland: Irish Blessings5 stars

"May your day be touched by a bit of Irish luck, brightened by a song in your heart, and warmed by the smiles of the people you love." Island Ireland is a website dedicated to Irish culture. The 34 blessings on this page are all child-friendly, but there is a link to Irish Toasts at the bottom of the page that, of course, reference alcohol.

Pinterest: Irish Blessings5 stars

This is a great collection of Irish blessings for those that prefer a graphical interface over a text-based one. It is the Pinterest search results page for "Irish Blessings". From here, you can jump to the sites that originated each quote by clicking twice on any pinned image. Or visit the boards of the pinners that added these to their personal collection. As with any unmoderated collection, there may be some content not appropriate for children.

Story Soup Kids: St. Patrick's Day Poems4 stars

"Leprechauns peeking, around a willow tree, pussy willows waking, longing to be free." This is a small collection of ten poems about leprechauns, shamrocks, Ireland, and things green. "Near a misty stream in Ireland in the hollow of a tree, live mystical, magical leprechauns who are clever as can be."

St. Patrick’s Day Blessings and Poems Resource Handout for Classroom or Homeschool: Just $2.00

Honorable Mentions

The following links are either new discoveries or sites that didn't make it into my newspaper column because of space constraints. Enjoy!

Brownielocks: Irish Blessings and Sayings

CanTeach: St. Patrick's Day Songs & Poems

Poems for St. Patrick's Day!

Quote Garden: St. Patrick’s Day


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Feldman, Barbara. "St. Patrick’s Day Blessings and Poems." Surfnetkids. Feldman Publishing. 13 Mar. 2014. Web. 28 Mar. 2015. <http://www.surfnetkids.com/resources/st-patricks-day-blessings-and-poems/ >.


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