Top 5 St. Patrick's Day Books To Read With Kids

5 Child Friendly St. Patrick’s Day Books For Your Little Ones

St. Patrick's Day is a celebration of Saint Patrick himself...but do you know why? Read along with your little ones as they learn about the festive holiday.

If your children came to you to ask what the meaning of St. Patrick’s Day is, would you know how to answer? Have fun together while you learn about Saint Patrick himself, and how it all ties into the symbols they are so familiar with. I’d bet they’d also enjoy listening to some fantasy tales about leprechauns, rainbows and chasing pots of gold!

The Story of Saint Patrick’s Day – The story begins with the traditional symbols of the day that are often found in schoolrooms, such as shamrocks, harps, and leprechauns. Then the narrative moves to a short biography of Saint Patrick himself: as a shepherd, as a missionary, and as a teacher. This colorful board-book ties together the live of Patrick with the traditional images of Ireland.

The Night Before St. Patrick’s Day – Natasha Wing puts an Irish twist on a Christmas classic. It’s the night before St. Patrick’s Day, and Tim and Maureen are wide awake setting traps to catch a leprechaun! When they wake the next morning to the sound of their dad playing the bagpipes and the smell of their mom cooking green eggs, they’re shocked to find that they’ve actually caught a leprechaun. But will they be able to find his pot of gold?

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover! – There was an Old Lady who swallowed things over and over, and now she’s come back to swallow a clover! She’s back! That lovely old lady has returned just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. Now she’s swallowing items to make the perfect rainbow to hide a pot of gold.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Curious George tabbed board book – An Amazon Best Seller! Today is George’s lucky day—St. Patrick’s Day is here! George loves a celebration, and St. Patrick’s Day means plenty o’ music, dancing, and feasting fun! He dresses up in his festive finest, looks for leprechauns, and learns some Irish dance steps. But can George make it to the parade without causing any trouble? See if his lucky four-leaf clover will come through . . .

Fun tabbed pages are ideal for little fingers, and jaunty poems make for a fun read-aloud celebration! A fine holiday gift for fans of Curious George. For more monkey fun, investigate and discover the latest books, promotions, games, activities, and more!

St. Patrick’s Day Countdown – Count along with the forest friends in this shimmery board book! Five bright green holographic shamrock tabs and fun rhyming text make this a St. Patrick’s Day treat!

Mama E

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  • Thanks for sharing this list! Pinned to check out a few of these with my kids.


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