Are you looking for a new holiday printable for your kids? Try these gnome-themed St Patricks Day coloring pages!
Coloring pages are great for quiet time. Many kids (and adults) find coloring relaxing, and the St. Patrick’s Day gnomes on these coloring pages are sure to draw your children in.
Children can color these pages and display them, or they can give them to friends and loved ones for St. Patrick’s Day.
Add these free printables to your St. Patrick’s Day homeschool ideas for a fun brain break or creative activity.
St Patricks Day Coloriing
Many parents underestimate the importance of coloring. It’s more than just a pastime for kids – it has serious developmental benefits that help children grow and learn.
WHY USE COLORING PAGES
I love to use coloring pages when I read-aloud to my kids. Coloring keeps their hands busy and their bodies still while allowing them to listen to the story without getting antsy or fidgety.
Coloring – whether with pencil, marker, or crayon – provides children with an opportunity to practice holding a writing utensil the correct way. It helps develop the fine motor muscles in a young child’s hands, fingers, and wrists.
As children engage with their coloring pages, they strengthen their ability to focus and concentration skills.
PREPARING THE PRINTABLES
These print-and-go coloring pages for kids just need to be printed, and then you’re all set with a fun holiday homeschool activity for your kids.
This printable includes ten different St. Patrick’s Day gnome pages for kids to color. Three pages have holiday phrases on them. The other seven are adorable gnome scenes.
More Ways to Use the Coloring Pages
After kids have completed their chosen gnome coloring page, have them use it as a story prompt. Invite them to write a creative story about the gnome on their page.
Take some time to teach kids about silent letters. Teach them about “gn” words like gnome, “kn” words like knife, and “wr” words like write.
Encourage your kids to do a little research about gnomes. Where did they come from? Why are they considered lucky?
BOOKS ABOUT ST PATRICK’S DAY
Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about St. Patrick’s Day. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
• The Luckiest St. Patrick’s Day Ever! – The St. Patrick’s Day parade is off to a very fine start.The Leprechaun family is marching with lots of heart!
Share in their dancing, share in their fun. You’ll have the luck of the Irish when this day is done!
Top o’ the morning! It’s March 17th, and the Leprechauns are gathered for their favorite day of the year. Join them as they celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with music, dancing, and a parade!
• Ten Lucky Leprechauns – Count from one to ten as one little leprechaun looking for treasure magically becomes ten silly leprechaun friends at the end of the rainbow!
A humorous, rhyming celebration of St. Patrick’s Day!
• 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.
More St. Patrick’s Day Fun
For more St. Patrick’s Day fun, check out these fun activities you can add to your St. Patrick’s Day homeschool ideas.
• Don’t miss this set of St. Patrick’s Day color by number worksheets for preschoolers. Practice color and number recognition this holiday season.
• This March, add The Luckiest St. Patrick’s Day Ever activities to your holiday book studies. Your students will love this St. Patrick’s Day book!
• Use the items in this DIY leprechaun trap kit to see if you can trap that sneaky fellow this St. Patrick’s Day!