Are you looking for a quiet activity to add to your St. Patrick’s Day activities? These leprechaun coloring pages are just what you need!
Coloring pages provide a quick and easy activity for kids of all ages. Because they are print-and-go, they are perfect for busy homeschool moms and co-op teachers like you!
Free printable coloring pages allow children to get creative as they strengthen motor skills and develop the ability to concentrate on a task.
These free printables will make a great addition to your St. Patrick’s Day homeschool ideas.
Add them to your homeschool lesson plans, or print them out for a quiet time activity. Take them out to dinner with you, or use them to entertain your little ones during church.
The goal with younger children isn’t to color in the lines. It’s to build motor skills, explore colors, express creativity, and lengthen the time your child can concentrate on a task.
Printable St. Patrick’s Coloring Pages
To prepare these St. Patrick’s coloring pages, just print them on regular printer paper.
Provide your children with their favorite coloring tools – crayons, pencils, or markers.
Or, let your child try something new. They can try chalks, oil pastels, or water colors.
If you choose the more advanced art tools, you may want to print the coloring pages on cardstock instead of regular printer paper. It’s sturdier than traditional printer paper.
The great thing about these St. Patrick’s Day color pages is that they can be enjoyed by kids of all ages.
Toddlers and preschoolers can work on pressure. It’s often difficult for young children to hold a crayon or pencil enough to make strong, dark marks on the page. Providing coloring pages regularly – with no worry about staying in the lines – is a great way to build this skill.
Kindergarten and early elementary aged kids can use coloring pages to strengthen fine motor skills and develop proper pencil grip.
Older children can use coloring worksheets as a brain break between subjects or while listening to you read a story aloud.
When you provide these worksheets to your children, let them use their imagination to complete each one.
Don’t worry about using “the right colors”. Artists don’t always use the right colors to create their work. Let your kids’ imaginations run free!
Fun ways to use these coloring pages:
While the goal of these coloring pages is obviously to color, there are so many more St. Patrick’s Day activities that pair well with them.
Make words from the letters in the word “leprechaun”
Write the letters in the word leprechaun on small bits of paper, or gather some scrabble tiles that spell the word leprechaun.
Have your child move these letters around to see how many words they can create from the letters in leprechaun.
Write the new words on the back of one of the coloring pages.
Leprechaun Creative Writing
On the back of the page or another sheet of paper, have your child write (or dictate) a story describing the scene they just colored.
Make it Sparkle
Add gold glitter to the leprechaun’s belt buckle, hat buckle, or gold coins after coloring the page.
More St. Patrick’s Day Fun
If your children love these coloring pages, you’ll want to check out these St. Patrick’s Day printables. I’ll bet you find one you can add to your holiday lessons:
- St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt
- Leprechaun Color by Numbers
- St. Patrick’s Day Gnome Coloring Pages
- The Luckiest St. Patrick’s Day Ever Activities
- Leprechaun Headband Craft
With those printables, the coloring pages featured in this post, and a few of your favorite St. Patrick’s Day picture books, you’re all set for a thorough holiday lesson plan!
St. Patrick’s Day Picture Books for Kids
I love to add books to as many of my homeschool lessons as possible. If you do, too, you’re going to want to check this list of St. Patrick’s Day picture books.
St. Patrick’s Day – In this bright picture book, nonfiction master Gail Gibbons tells you everything you need to know about this holiday. You’ll learn the story of Patrick’s life, legends about the saint, and the history of the holiday.
Pete the Cat: The Great Leprechaun Chase – It’s St. Patrick’s Day, and it’s also the grand opening of Pete the Cat’s leprechaun catching business. Pete gears up to trap a leprechaun for his friends! But catching a leprechaun is never easy—especially if it’s Clover, who’s full of tricks.
Will luck be on Pete’s side? Or will Pete learn luck is actually something earned?
How to Catch a Leprechaun – You’ve been planning night and day, and finally you’ve created the perfect trap with shamrocks, pots of gold, and rainbows galore! Now all you need to do is wait. Is this the year you’ll finally catch the leprechaun?
Start a St. Patrick’s Day tradition with this fun and lively children’s picture book and get inspired to build leprechaun traps of your own at home or in the classroom!
I love these shamrock crayons! They’re perfect for coloring these St. Patrick’s Day coloring pages.
Add a leprechaun peg doll to your imaginative play area for hours of creative play time.
You can help your kids build a trap to try to catch a leprechaun this St. Patrick’s Day.