It’s that time once again, when I’m confronted with a National Holiday of which I never really knew the significance. I didn’t even really do it justice when my children were young. So I write this to help you not do what I did.
I’m sharing a post I shared several years ago but have checked (and fixed when necessary) the links to ensure they still work. There is a five day study, which also has suggestions for turning into a two week study and another is complete with copywork, art study, and a recipe. Lots of stuff here.
So without further adieu, here’s the post from the past.
The article I’m sharing with you today is short because it is Saint Patrick’s Day and there is more than enough information packed into this small article. I got it from the email newsletter of The Teaching Home. If you don’t get this newsletter, you should; it has lots of great stuff in it but not so much it is overwhelming.
I hope you find this helpful.
Until next time, God bless,
St. Patrick’s Day
by Cindy Short and Sue Welch
St. Patrick’s Day
presents an opportunity to teach your children the true story of Patrick of Ireland, who at the age of 16, was kidnapped by pirates and taken to Ireland as a slave. After he found God while herding pigs and escaping, he returned to his home in Roman Brittan, and later returned to Ireland as a humble and brave missionary!
We have included many excellent resources, a free unit study, and free e-books below.
• Free 5-day St. Patrick Unit Study from Knowledge Quest. Includes: biography about St. Patrick, research, and report; science, nature, and craft activities; timeline, mapping, and lapbook activities; and an Irish dinner.
• Free 23-Page E-book from Living Books Curriculum, St. Patrick’s Day Holiday Helper. Includes: a biography, rare illustrations for picture study, a recipe for soda bread, and more.
• Read more about Patrick in the online article from Joyful Heart, “Will the Real St. Patrick Please Stand Up?.”
• Read a shorter account (on AnniesHomepage.com) for children of Patrick’s life and how he used the shamrock to explain the Trinity.
• St. Patrick’s Breastplate: Read this poetic prayer, listen to and see it sung in an Irish setting, and study vocabulary, geography, and comprehension questions.
• Free eBook: Confession of St. Patrick. Read this brief story of St. Patrick’s life, told through his own eyes.
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