Category Archives: St. Patrick’s Day

Easy Art for St. Patrick’s Day

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While I haven’t mentioned it here, St. Patrick’s Day is a great time to talk about the Trinity!  Take a minute to read our St. Patrick’s Day post from last year about Teaching the Trinity and then come back here for a few easy art ideas!  Last year’s post includes some fun activities, a printable, and a simple song for remembering the Trinity!  🙂

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We took an afternoon this week to get out the paints and pastels…

I got the idea for cork shamrocks from a post at Happy Hooligans.  Aren’t’ these flowers cute?  😉

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I thought the corks used for the flowers would make great shamrocks!

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Did you know I was art major in college?  (Ok, it was only for 1 semester!)  I have wanted to find ways to incorporate art instruction into our homeschool, but I’ve had a hard time figuring that out!  I purchased A Seasonal Start in Spring Chalk Pastels from Hodgepodge.  It was such an easy solution!  My kids thought their pieces were MASTERpieces!   I think that is what I liked most about this activity… we followed the instructions and got great results!  Pastels are such an easy medium and this gave my kids the confidence and desire to do it again!  The ebook has lots of spring pastel tutorials to choose from!

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And another thing I liked about this activity… I have a festive St. Patrick’s Day display in my kitchen!  🙂

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Don’t forget to teach your little ones about the Trinity on St. Patrick’s Day and get out those art supplies and HAVE FUN! 🙂

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Teaching the Trinity for St. Patrick’s Day!

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St. Patrick’s Day is a great time to reinforce the Trinity…and have fun!  Here are some things we’ve been doing to celebrate and learn!

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We read this Kindle book about St. Patrick’s life.  Each year we talk about St. Patrick and his return to Ireland to teach the people about the One in Three, but there were a few new things in this book that I learned!  The illustrations are great!

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We’ve been singing this song to the tune “Are You Sleeping?”:

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We made our own Trinity shamrocks and looked for verses in our Bibles.

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We made shamrock paint stamps using bell peppers!  You have to use the tips to get 3-leaf shamrocks instead of 4!  The twins told me each part of the Trinity as they painted!

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Our family is learning the hymn St. Patrick’s Breastplate.  It has a total of 9 verses!  Here are the first, second, and eighth verses.

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We’ve been practicing The Apostle’s Creed…

I believe in God the Father Almighty…. and in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord…. I believe in the Holy Spirit

It really has nothing to do with St. Patrick’s day, but we made pretzels– cinnamon roll pretzels.  I have always heard that the three holes in the pretzel were once used to help explain the trinity and are shaped as hands crossed in prayer… so it relates, right??

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I love taking every opportunity I can to teach my children more about their awesome God!

happy st p day from us

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