It’s the You’ve Been Booed of March. Pass on a bit of Irish luck to friends with this printable St. Patrick’s Day Tradition. Pass a sweet treat or pot of chocolate gold coins with a You’ve Been Shamrocked printable activity for St. Patty’s Day!
Saint Patrick’s Day is an Irish holiday that has taken over America. Celebrated annually on March 17th, it is a celebration symbolized by the color green, Shamrocks, Leprechauns, cabbage peer, and gold coins.
Let’s take a look at a few traditions for St. Patty’s day. In addition, using our printable St. Patrick’s Day worksheet, see how you can celebrate the gift of St. Patrick with friends and family.
St. Patrick’s Day Facts
Let’s not get confused. With our printable St. Patrick’s Day tradition printable, I am not here to spill a bunch of St. Patty’s facts.
I don’t plan to tell you…
- St. Patrick is the Patron Saint of Ireland. March 17 is a religious holiday in Ireland.
- Saint Patrick was not Irish! He was from Great Britain.
- On the Irish flag, green stands for Catholics, orange for protestants, and white for wish and harmony.
- The folklore of St. Patrick banishing snakes from Ireland is false. There are no fossil records of snakes to support these legends.
- The Chicago River has been dyed green for St. Patrick’s Day since 1962. The green river makes the city come alive every year through Irish Americans (and the non-Irish too – wink!)
- The Shamrock was considered a sacred plant that symbolized the arrival of spring. Four-leaf clovers are considered lucky.
- The first, St. Patrick’s Day parade was held on March 17, 1601, in St. Augustine, Florida.
- Ireland is known as the “Green Isle” or the “Emerald Isle.”
No, I am not here to tell you any of those fun St. Patrick’s Day facts. In fact, on this fun St. Patty’s Day printable, you won’t find any of those historical St. Patrick’s Day facts. Instead, you will get a really fun activity for the kids to do on March 17th.
What are some St. Patrick’s Day Traditions?
Before we get started on this super fun activity, let’s talk about a few traditions for St. Patrick’s Day. These traditions are typically held by many Americans who don’t even know the history and facts of the Irish holiday. However, there are many fun ways to embrace the traditions of Irish Culture in America.
You must wear green or get pinched! Who truly understands this wearing of the green pinch tradition, just wear the color.
Eat Irish Food
If you really want to celebrate St. Patty’s Day, you must eat an Irish meal. In North America, this typically consists of corned beef and cabbage. You can also try Irish soda bread, beer soup, food dyed green, or one of these many St. Patrick’s Day food ideas.
St. Patricks Day Parade
In some cities, you might find a St. Patrick’s Day Parade. If this doesn’t happen on the 17th of March, look for festivities the weekend ahead or after the exact date. Popular cities to watch a parade and celebrate the Irish people’s holiday are Boston, Chicago, New York City, Philadelphia, Cleveland, and Savannah.
I don’t know why but did you really need a reason for a pint of Guinness to be a fun St. Patrick’s Day tradition? Beer sales worldwide increase by 174%, making it the busiest time of the year for several bars and pubs in the United States and Ireland. Some pubs will even dye green beer. Celebrate in a bar or at home and incorporate a few pints with a beer flight tasting sheet plus a few fun Beer Games.
Catch a Leprechaun
The kids can participate by making their own leprechaun trap. Of course, ad an adult, we know he can never be trapped but left behind can be a few gold chocolate coins at the of a St. Patrick’s Day Treasure hunt.
Now on to the fun. Let’s make a new St. Patrick’s Day Tradition with family and friends. Get ready to spread shamrocks just like a little leprahucn.
Are you still with me after all those boring facts?
You’ve Been Shamrocked St. Patrick’s Day Activity
You’ve heard of You’ve Been Boo-ed for the month of October. In December, you might have found “You’ve Been Elfed.” left behind by a tiny red guy. If you love this neighborhood tradition for friends and family, then you will appreciate this cute You’ve been Shamrocked St. Patrick’s Day tradition.
The supplies will vary based on what surprise you leave on your neighbor’s, friend’s, or family’s front porch. These fun ideas can include…
- A gift basketed
- St. Patrick’s Day accessories
- Chocolate Coins
- Green Food
- Printable You’ve Been Shamrocked Set
The Dollar Store is a great resource for grabbing small items at a low-cost. Put together your cute St. Patty’s Day gift idea and then follow these St. Patrick’s Day Tradition rules.
Put together your small gift basket idea.
Approach the recipient’s house. Place the gift basket on their front step or in front of the door.
Ding, dong, ditch (that means ring the bell and run) – you don’t want them to see you when they open the door.
They will receive the gift and can pass along the fun of doing the same thing to a neighbor, friend, or family.
The Shamrock Tradition directions will be passed on to the next person with printable. YOu can print extras so they can pass along the fun too.
Now it’s your turn to spread some cheer with a little “gold!” Place the “We’ve Been Shamrocked” sign on your front door. Put together some treats and surprises in a basket, and include a copy of this note. Secretly “Shamrock” your neighbor or friend, who hasn’t been “Shamrocked” yet.
You’ve Been Boo-ed, You’ve Been Elf-ed, You’ve Been Arrowed, You’ve Been Gobbled,You’ve Been Egged… and now You’ve Been Shamrocked St. Patrick’s Day Gift Printable. It’s time to play the leprechaun and have a little St. Patty’s Day fun with these instant download items!
Pass along the fun today!
St. Patrick’s Day Printable
Are you feeling lucky? Are you ready to spread a bit of fun and a few Shenanigans? Get ready to drop off a sweet treat to a friend or neighbor when you print this Saint Patrick’s Day Activity printable.
You’ve Been Shamrocked!
The set includes…
- You’ve Been Shamrocked Sign
- You’ve Been Shamrocked Gift Tags & Labels
- You’ve Been Shamrocked Door Hanger Note
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More Fun St. Patrick’s Day Ideas
The fun Irish traditions don’t have to end there. Enjoy this march holiday with a few more fun ideas for kids and adults (who act like kids.)
First, have fun trapping a leprechaun. Or even without a trap, you can still enjoy this St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt with 20 rhyming clue cards. If this is paired with the visit of a small gree fellow, leave behind the first clue for your child to find. Pin to Pinterest.
Also, enjoy these 60-second challenges. These Minute to Win it St. Patrick’s Day Games can be used in the classroom, at youth group, for a St. Patrick’s Day party idea, or with adults at a drinking party. They are so fun and fit the theme! Pin to Pinterest.
Lastly, make something green. This can be part of a St. Patrick’s Day Irish feast or you can make something cute (like a rainbow cupcake) for the kids. Take a look at all these fun St. Patrick’s Day Recipes. Pin to Pinterest.
Our Pinterest community and I would love to see how this worked out for you. Share your fun Saint Patrick’s Day ideas. Did you pass along this fun St. Patrick’s Day neighborhood activity? Leave a comment here or on Pinterest and let us know how it went!
Search for a clover, play a bit of Irish music, do a little Irish dance, and most of all – Good luck with your St. Patrick’s day celebrations. Make sure to shamrock a friend!
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