I love St. Patrick’s Day. Maybe it’s my red hair. Or the green beer. Or the feeling of luck in the air. To celebrate this year, I have a free printable St. Patrick’s Day I Spy game for you.
There are two versions below. In one of the them (good for younger kids), the items are already counted. You just have to find them.
In the second version (good for slightly older kids), they have to count how many of each item are in the picture board.
If you like this, you might also like the Free Printable St. Patrick’s Day Treasure Hunt. Also be sure to check out the “St. Patrick’s Day & Mint” page!
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History of St. Patrick’s Day
As a history major, I love knowing about the history of holidays. Even when that holiday has turned into a secular celebration that is focused on green beer!
St. Patrick’s Day is (obviously) a celebration of the saint named Patrick. March 17th is the anniversary of his death, which is believed to have taken place in 461 A.D. St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland and is credited with bringing Christianity to the Irish.
St. Patrick was born in Roman Britain in the late 4th century. He was kidnapped at the age of 16 and traveled to Ireland as a slave. He escaped. However, he returned in 432 A.D. with the purpose of converting the Irish to Christianity.
St. Patrick’s Day was celebrated in Ireland since the 9th or 10th century. Lenten prohibitions (such as against eating meat) were dispensed with for the day. The Church officially started celebrating the holiday in 1631.
However, it was emigrants to the United States that turned it into a largely secular holiday. In 1601, in St. Augustine, FL, a St. Patrick’s Day parade took place. This was followed by Boston in 1737 and New York in 1762.
As the centuries have passed, the holiday has expanded to include a river dyed green, everyone wearing green, corned beef & cabbage, and green beer. And it now includes a free printable St. Patrick’s Day treasure hunt!
Free printable st. patrick’s day i spy
• Print options: regular paper works just fine!
• All of the files are in pdf below. Just hit the “download” button.
In this version of I Spy, the items are already counted. This might be best for younger children. They just have to find that number of items for each image.
In this version of I Spy, you try to find how many of each item are on the board. This version is good for slightly older kids.
I hope you enjoyed this St. Patrick’s Day I Spy.
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