Are your little learners getting excited for St Patrick’s Day? Then there’s a good chance they’ll enjoy these 4 St Patrick’s Day coloring pages.
This coloring pack contains a simple leprechaun coloring page, some patterned four leaf clovers and a couple of lucky rainbows!
These coloring pages could also be great to use as templates for some St Patrick’s Day crafts or as a simple activity for the classroom.
If your little ones love coloring, you can check out more cool coloring pages here.
What Skills Can Your kids Learn When Coloring?
Now you may not think it, but there’s actually quite a lot of skills that can be practiced and developed when your children are happily coloring away.
These St Patrick’s Day coloring pages can help your children practice and develop their writing skills, such as:
- Hand-eye coordination – to be able to understand what they are seeing and get their hands to go where they want them to go
- Hand and finger strength – the ability to be able to apply enough pressure to make marks on the page and hold the pencil firmly
- Hand dominance – developing and strengthening the skill of one of their hands
- Crossing the mid-line – this is the ability to cross the imaginary line running down the center of your body – it means they won’t have to switch hands if they want to color on the other side of the page
- Pencil control – holding the pencil correctly to allow for a full and fluid range of movement
These are all vital skills that will set them up to be brilliant at writing in the future! But let’s not forget:
- Creativity – coloring is a great way to promote a child’s creativity. Will they stick to traditional colors (i.e. green…) or will their leprechauns be a patchwork of loads of different colors?
Coloring pages can also be great for children’s focus when they’re trying their hardest to stay in the lines, and I’m sure as anyone out there who’s ever picked up an ‘adult’ coloring book – they can also be a great way to relax and have a moment of calm.
How To Prepare These St Patrick’s Day Coloring Pages
First you need to download them by clicking on the download box at the bottom of the page.
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And print them off!
That’s pretty much it – just need to grab some pencils, pens or crayons and they’re good to go!
A Couple of Ideas For these St Patrick’s Day coloring pages
You can obviously just give your little learners the coloring pages and let them crack on. It’s good to just let them experiment sometimes and marvel at what they can create.
So now they’ve colored in that cheeky leprechaun and he’s looking amazing! How about adding in their own background? Draw their own rainbow or surround him with falling gold?
Give them a blank piece of paper and see if they can use them as inspiration and make their own St Patrick’s Day scene.
Or forget the pencils and crayons altogether and crack out the paints and let them practice brush control while carefully painting them.
They could also use the coloring sheets as templates for some St Patrick’s Day crafts. They’d be great to do some collaging with. Just rip up some tissue or colored paper, get out the glue and get sticking.
Whatever you decide to do, I hope you and your little learners have an awesome St Patrick’s Day and stay lucky!