Ireland Crafts and Activities for Kids (Awesome St. Patrick’s Day Activities!)

Whether you’re doing a learning unit on Ireland or looking for some fun St. Patrick’s Day crafts, we’ve got you covered with these Ireland crafts and activities for kids!

Included in this unit we have Ireland worksheets, games, crafts, and book recommendations. Everything you need for a good introduction to the Emerald Isle!

These activities are perfect for preschoolers, kindergarteners, and elementary aged children.

Read on for some great Irish crafts and activities to help you learn about this beautiful country!

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Ireland Activities for Kids

Ireland Activities Bundle

Ireland activities for kids worksheets bundle

Start off learning all about Ireland with our Ireland Activities bundle in our Etsy shop!

This bundle has so many fun Ireland-themed printables, including a word search, matching game, and I Spy game. The set also has an “Ireland At a Glance” worksheet to cover basic facts about Ireland (currency, capital city, location on the map, etc.) and a review sheet so they can see how much they’ve learned at the end of the unit.

Probably my favorite printable in this set is the flag craft where kids can make their own miniature Irish flag. My kids loooove making these cute little flags!

Ireland Crafts for Kids

Shamrock Sponge Painting Craft

We couldn’t learn about Ireland and not include a shamrock craft, especially given that the shamrock is the national flower of Ireland and an important symbol of the country!

Shamrock sponge painting craft

This sponge painting activity is such a fun way to create colorful shamrocks, and it’s so easy to do!

Use our shamrock template to create your own green clover field full of three and four leaf clovers.

Included in the free template you’ll also find two St. Patrick’s Day card templates that you can use if you’re doing this as a St. Patrick’s day activity.

Cliffs of Moher 3D Craft

One of the most significant landmarks in Ireland is the Cliffs of Moher, the towering sea cliffs on the western coast.

Now you can make your own version of this famous site at home with our Cliffs of Moher 3D craft!

This craft is easy to make but kids are so satisfied with the final outcome.

It’s also a great way for them to learn about a landmark that they might not know much about.

In the post you’ll also find some interesting facts about the Cliffs of Moher so that you can learn more about this famous site as you do the craft.

Leprechaun Craft

Up next in our Irish crafts is an adorable leprechaun craft!
A leprechaun is a mythical creature from Irish folklore, typically depicted as a small, mischievous being. They are often associated with luck and are known for their shoemaking skills.

And this craft is so cute and fun to make, especially around St. Patrick’s Day. Kids will be so excited with their completed leprechaun craft.

In the craft post you’ll also find fun facts about the legend of the leprechaun that you can talk about while you make your craft.

Irish Hare Tissue Paper Craft

Another symbol of Ireland is the Irish hare, a type of mountain hare that can only be found in Ireland.

We used this tissue paper rabbit craft to make a cute Irish hare, complete with the distinctive black-tipped ears.

While you’re making your craft, here are some fun facts you can talk about:

  • The Irish hare is easily recognizable by its distinctive black-tipped ears, a feature that sets it apart from other hares.
  • Irish hares are known for their incredible speed, reaching up to 40 miles per hour when they need to make a quick getaway from predators.
  • The Irish hare holds cultural significance in Ireland and is considered a symbol of the country’s natural beauty and wildlife.
  • These hares are primarily nocturnal, meaning they are most active during the night, using their keen senses to navigate in low light conditions.
  • Their fur changes color with the seasons, turning more brown in the summer and becoming whiter in the winter, allowing them to adapt to their environment.

Pot of Gold Craft

Find the pot of gold beneath the rainbow with this pot of gold craft for kids!

The concept of a pot of gold under the rainbow holds cultural significance in Ireland as part of leprechaun folklore.

According to legend, leprechauns hide their pots of gold at the end of rainbows, inspiring tales of luck and magical treasure hunts.

This craft is so bright and colorful and comes with a free template that makes it easy to put together.

Celtic Knot Pipe Cleaner Craft

The Celtic knot is a distinctive knot, often found in Celtic art and culture, that lacks a clear beginning or end, reinforcing the concept of continuity and unity.

Due to it’s cultural significance in Ireland, we decided to make our own pipe cleaner Celtic knots as one of our Ireland crafts!

This craft only uses pipe cleaners and is easy to make once you get the hang of it.

See our post for detailed instructions and to learn some fun facts about Celtic knots.

Books About Ireland for Kids

Supplement your Ireland crafts and activities for kids with these fun kids books about Ireland!

This is Ireland– This book is a vibrant and informative children’s book that takes young readers on an engaging journey through the rich cultural tapestry of Ireland. With vivid illustrations and captivating storytelling, it introduces kids to the country’s traditions, landmarks, and everyday life, offering an educational and delightful exploration of Irish heritage.

Fiona’s Luck– Fiona’s Luck is a captivating work of fiction for children, weaving an imaginative tale that blends Irish folklore and enchanting storytelling. In this whimsical adventure, young readers follow Fiona as she outwits the tricky leprechaun and cleverly brings luck back to Ireland, adding a magical touch to the world of fiction.

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