Background

St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick’s Dayhttp://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/common/st-patrick-daySt Patrick’s Day is celebrated in many parts of the world, especially by Irish communities and organizations. Information for the teacher

 

Warm-up

St Patrick's Day Flashmob in Sydney by Tourism Ireland - YouTube

St Patrick’s Day Flashmob in Sydney by Tourism Ireland – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/jxEB48jY3F8Awesome Irish Dancing including members of Riverdance and school children in spectacular Central Station Sydney.

JibJab St. Patrick's Day Movie - YouTube

JibJab St. Patrick’s Day Movie – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/qG8oEV5Q7JUHappy St. Patrick’s Day! wordless movie showing all the emblems of St Patrick’s Day (yr 2-9)              …

 

Songs and Rhymes

I'm a Little Leprechaun Song for Kids | St Patrick's Day Song | The Kiboomers - YouTube

I’m a Little Leprechaun Song for Kids | St Patrick’s Day Song | The Kiboomers – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/BSJsP_EBhR4The Kiboomers! Leprechaun Song for Kids!  lyrics (yr 3-4) and here are the

 

Counting With a Leprechaun song for kids Counting by 1's, 2's, 5's, and 10's - YouTube

Counting With a Leprechaun song for kids Counting by 1’s, 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/_Kh1XJNsB-0?list=PL1BummNmJe3INGb6gDW1NLKs_C0oixfEl
The first in a playlist of St Patrick’s Day songs (yr 4-5)

 

 Saint Patrick's Day song - YouTube

Saint Patrick’s Day song – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/-TUpakGDvlMHappy St. Patrick’s Day! The story of St Patrick’s Day wth Lyrics ( Same song as below) (yr 5-7)                         ,,,

St. Patrick's Day's Song with [Maxine] - YouTube

St. Patrick’s Day’s Song with [Maxine] – YouTube (2:06)https://youtu.be/NNXR4hAvJXUHappy St. Patrick’s Day! The story of St Patrick’s Day. The same song as above, Lyrics (yr 7-9)

 

 I'm A Leprechaun ----- Val Doonican + Lyrics Underneath - YouTube

I’m A Leprechaun —– Val Doonican + Lyrics Underneath – YouTube (2:07)https://youtu.be/gFOk4Z6_MKssA story in a song, with lyrics available underneath (yr 7-9)                                      …

 

DLTK's Template Printing

DLTK’s Template Printinghttp://www.dltk-holidays.com/t.asp?b=m&t=http://www.dltk-holidays.com/patrick/songs/c-five-leprechauns.gif
A poem suitable for performing (yr 4-6)                            …

Pat and Kate St. Patrick’s Day Limericks (year 5-9)

Vocabulary

DLTK's Template Printing

DLTK’s Template Printinghttp://www.dltk-holidays.com/t.asp?b=m&t=http://www.dltk-holidays.com/patrick/images/cwordwall2.gif
Four St Patrick’s Day words on colourful cards (yr 2-3)

 

St Patrick's Day - Reading and Vocabulary for English Language Beginners

St Patrick’s Day – Reading and Vocabulary for English Language Beginnershttp://www.esolcourses.com/content/topics3march/stpatricksday1/vocabulary/st-patricks-day-vocabulary.htmlA picture dictionary and exercises (year 3-6)                                                             …

 

Saint Patrick's Day Word Search

Saint Patrick’s Day Word Searchhttp://www.dltk-holidays.com/patrick/m-wordsearch.htmWord Search Templates in two levels: easy (yr 2-5), normal (yr 5-7)                     …                 

 

St. Patrick’s Dayhttp://www.marks-english-school.com/games/mes-patricks_01.htmMatch the words to the pictures. Click on the picture to hear the word. Good luck!  (1st page yr 3-7, 2nd page yr 5-7)

 

Worksheets

39 FREE ESL St.Patrick worksheets

St. Patrick’s Day Theme Unit – lessons, links, printables, and morehttp://www.teachingheart.net/stpattyday.htmlWe give you the permission to download, print, modify, and generally use the material contained herein – do not copy and paste any text or graphics from this page to another site (Yr 2-4)

St Patrick's Day - Free Printable Worksheets and Handouts for ESL Students

St Patrick’s Day – Free Printable Worksheets and Handouts for ESL Studentshttp://www.esolcourses.com/content/topics3march/stpatricksday3/worksheets/worksheets.html
Activities on two levels, beginner (yr 3-4) and elementary (yr 5-6)

Lesson Plans

Little Fox

Little Foxhttps://www.littlefox.com/en/readers/contents_list/DP000374Select Saint Patrick’s Day. Watch it in Page by Page mode to see the text. Script and quiz available (yr 3-5)    …

ESL Saint Patrick's Day: Holiday Lesson and Worksheets

ESL Saint Patrick’s Day: Holiday Lesson and Worksheetshttp://www.elcivics.com/esl_saint_patricks_day.htmlPictures with short sentences and activities available down below (year 4-6)

Saint Patrick's Day - DreamreaderDreamreader

Saint Patrick’s Day – DreamreaderDreamreaderhttp://dreamreader.net/lesson/saint-patricks-day/Reading, Quiz, Vocabulary and Audio (yr 7-8)                                                              …
ESL Holiday Lessons.com: Saint Patrick’s Dayhttp://www.eslholidaylessons.com/03/saint_patricks_day.htmlA reading / listening text with various activities (year 7-9)                                     …

Saint Patrick's Day - Elementary English Reading Lesson

Saint Patrick’s Day – Elementary English Reading Lessonhttp://www.esolcourses.com/content/topics/festivals/st-patricks-day/st-patricks-day-graded-reader.htmlThis lesson is about Ireland and Saint Patrick’s Day. You will read a short text and learn some new words. (yr 7-8)

Saint Patrick - DreamreaderDreamreader

Saint Patrick – DreamreaderDreamreaderhttp://dreamreader.net/lesson/saint-patrick/Reading, Quiz, Vocabulary and Audio (yr 8-9)                                                                                       …

 

Reading

Luck E. Leprechaun

Luck E. Leprechaunhttp://luckeleprechaun.blogspot.se/
Read about Luck E. Leprechaun’s Adventures in his blog (yr 3-5)                                                                                 …

 

Saint Patrick’s Dayhttp://www.5minuteenglish.com/mar17.htm                                                                      Reading Comprehension, 1:1 or IWB (yr 6-8)                                                                                      …

 

LearnEnglish | British Council | Saint Patrick's Day

LearnEnglish | British Council | Saint Patrick’s Dayhttp://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/magazine/saint-patricks-daySt. Patrick’s Day falls on the 17th of March. Reading Comprehension, 1:1 (yr 8-9) The printable article available on the site 

 

Facts about St Patrick and Ireland | Ireland.com

Facts about St Patrick and Ireland | Ireland.comhttps://www.ireland.com/en-no/articles/st-patrick-facts/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=pcm&utm_campaign=st-patricks-factsHow much do you know about Ireland’s patron saint?

Listening

The History of Saint Patrick's Day - Intermediate English

The History of Saint Patrick’s Day – Intermediate Englishhttp://www.esolcourses.com/content/topics/festivals/st-patricks-day/history-of-st-patricks-day.htmlYou will learn some useful new vocabulary, and do a listening test. You will also practise talking about a festival you enjoy celebrating. (yr 7-9)

Podcast: St. Patrick’s Day Idioms about Luck – ESL Library Blog

Podcast: St. Patrick’s Day Idioms about Luck – ESL Library Bloghttp://blog.esllibrary.com/2015/03/11/podcast-st-patricks-day-idioms/St. Patrick’s Day is on March 17. This holiday is often associated with clovers and good luck. Below you will see a poster of lucky idioms. (yr 7-9)

 

Viewing

Handy Manny - 'St Patrick's Day' - YouTube

Handy Manny – ‘St Patrick’s Day’ – YouTube (3:38) https://youtu.be/aYAcpiZPz9cManny and the tools prepare for St Patrick’s Day! (yr 5-6)                                           …

 

Leprechaun's Gold - YouTube

Leprechaun’s Gold – YouTube  (9:24) https://youtu.be/YO_PmUDSVI81949 Noveltoon A sweet animated story. The language is not easy to understand, but the students should grasp the story anyway (yr 5-9)

 

The History of St. Patrick's Day - YouTube

The History of St. Patrick’s Day – YouTube (4:06)https://youtu.be/LmNc-NTfmPcThis video walks through the history of St. Paddy’s Day and the life of St. Patrick. (yr 6-7)

 

The History of Saint Patrick - a Short Story - YouTube

The History of Saint Patrick – a Short Story – YouTube (3:15) https://youtu.be/xOqWT2tk9JsThe text is available underneath (yr 7-9)                                                                              …

 

Learn American Holidays - St. Patrick's Day - YouTube

Learn American Holidays – St. Patrick’s Day – YouTube (2:51)https://youtu.be/ysQm9PKf7RwAlisha telling about the holiday celebrations Learn more about American culture with EnglishClass101.com! (yr 7-9)

 

St. Patrick's Day - Facts, Pictures, Meaning & Videos - History.com

St. Patrick’s Day – Facts, Pictures, Meaning & Videos – History.com (à 3 min)http://www.history.com/topics/st-patricks-dayFind out more about St. Patrick  Out of these 15 videos, you can choose which ones to show (yr 7-9)

 

Why Do We Celebrate St. Patrick's Day? | National Geographic - YouTube

Why Do We Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? | National Geographic – YouTube (2:10)https://youtu.be/mfrwReAi-3kSt. Patrick’s Day has been celebrated for centuries. But what are the holiday’s origins, and who exactly was St. Patrick? (yr 8-9)

 

5 Little Known Facts About St. Patrick's Day - YouTube

5 Little Known Facts About St. Patrick’s Day – YouTube  (1:32)https://youtu.be/7R8Ma8LqJ3YSt. Paddy’s Day is upon us so “what’s the craic?” Fast speech (yr 8-9)                                          …

 

River turns green for St Patrick's Day - YouTube

River turns green for St Patrick’s Day – YouTube  (2:33) https://youtu.be/WZB_LMOUFh4Crowds cheered and bagpipes bellowed as New York City’s annual Saint Patrick’s Day parade (yr 8-9)

 

World Icons Turned Green For St Patricks Day - YouTube

World Icons Turned Green For St Patricks Day – YouTube (0:59)https://youtu.be/ysKMLR0qvWwSome of the world’s most well-known landmarks turned green on Sunday (March 17) in celebration of Ireland’s national holiday, St Patrick’s Day. (yr 8-9)

 

Interactive

Digital Activities for St. Patrick's Day - The Techie Teacher®

Digital Activities for St. Patrick’s Day – The Techie Teacher®http://www.thetechieteacher.net/2018/03/digital-activities-for-st-patricks-day.htmlDigital Activities for St. Patrick’s Day: Ideas for iPads, Chromebooks, Computers, Seesaw, Google Slides, Google Drawing, Coding and Ozobots.

Quizzes

St Patrick’s Day Check what you have learned (yr 7-9)
Video Quiz  Watch the video and answer the questions (yr 7-9)
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