St. Patrick’s Day used to look a lot different than it does today. Well, not for everyone. Of course, there’s still the green beer, the pub crawls, the new best friends you sing along with till the wee hours of the night and the embarrassing stories you won’t tell your grandchildren someday.
That’s just not what my St. Patrick’s Day looks like anymore now that I’m a mom of two.
Well, there may still be green beer after the kiddos go to bed, but these days, my St. Patrick’s Day tends to be a lot more wholesome. It involves making Irish soda bread for my son’s kindergarten class, decking out my toddler in a shamrock-adorned outfit (if she’ll let me), crafting intricate leprechaun traps out of tissue boxes and construction paper, and kissing my kids every chance I get because they’re half Irish and, well, just because.
It’s definitely an upgrade, if you ask me, especially from the raging hangover and inevitable regret.
But aside from that and the kiddie cuteness, I particularly love St. Patrick’s Day and other low-pressure holidays because they provide the perfect excuse for a dose of learning to double as holiday fun. Here’s a cute idea to get your kids in the spirit of the season: an exclusive-to-Momsanity word search from Education.com, my go-to site for educational fun. This activity is primarily geared toward second graders, but my kindergartener also tried and enjoyed this brain teaser.
So, pose this challenge to your little learners: Are you lucky enough to find the words in this St. Patrick’s Day word search? Kids can practice spelling with this worksheet from Education.com, and you can check out more educational resources here!
Click the following links to download the free, printable word search (St. Patrick’s Day Word Search) pictured above and the answer key (St. Patrick’s Day Word Search Answer Key). Enjoy, and Happy St. Paddy’s Day!