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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I couldn’t let this day go by without a look at the patron saint of Ireland. Enjoy this Geography Quest which takes us to Ireland and the British Isles.
Who Was St. Patrick?
If your family celebrates St. Patrick’s Day, then you probably know all about this patron Saint of Ireland. If not, take some time to explore the legends and culture around the holiday.
- Where is St. Patrick from?
- What was his life’s mission?
- Was he successful in his mission?
- What is a patron Saint and how did Patrick become one?
Follow the Life of St. Patrick on The Map
You’ll need a map of Great Britain and Europe to complete this portion of the assignment.
- Map Patrick’s birthplace
- Map his first appearance in Ireland– do you know how he ended up there?
- Locate the place he went to be educated (for his mission).
Patrick returned to Ireland prepared to convert the Irish to Christianity. Can you find how many churches he established there?
Learn More about Ireland
Visit Time for Kids Around the World website and enjoy a tour of Ireland & Great Britain.
- Fact Page– Lists some statistics for Ireland and has pictures
- Sight Seeing Guide– Lets you click around the map to see pictures of the locations and hear more facts
- History Timeline– You can click on the timeline to see when Patrick arrived in Ireland and other events in the country’s history.
- Challenge– Quizzes your student on what they’ve explored
- Day in the Life– Introduces a young person from the country and takes you through their day
St. Patrick’s Day Art
There’s still time to pull out your chalks and paint some shamrocks. Tricia at Hodgepodge has a new spring chalk pastel book out and I’m pleased to share our results with you.
St. Patrick used the shamrock as an illustration of the Trinity as he ministered to the people of Ireland. It’s easy to explain that there are three distinct parts to one compound leaf.
If you’ve never used Hodgepodge chalk painting tutorials before, you are in for a treat! I use them with all of our kids for art lessons and I let my artsy daughter try out the lessons that appeal to her the most on her own. Either way, they are a delight to behold when they are complete.by