12 St. Patrick’s Day Writing Prompts for Kids

March 17th is St. Patrick’s Day. Whether you celebrate this grand holiday or not, writing about this St. Patrick’s Day can be fun for everyone (especially with our fun writing prompts for St. Patrick’s Day). So, let’s get writing about all things Irish – that’s everything from pots of gold, rainbows, leprechauns and the true meaning of St. Patrick’s Day! Here are our 12 St. Patrick’s Day Writing Prompts for kids to get them writing.

12 St. Patrick’s Day Writing Prompts:

Everything from leprechauns to the true meaning of St. Patrick’s day, these 12 St. Patrick’s Day Writing Prompts will get you writing some grand stories!

  1. On your way home from school, you see a small Irish leprechaun being chased by a cat. You save his life and in return, he gives you three wishes. What would you wish for and why? Could any of these wishes have a negative impact on your life?
  2. Write a step by step guide to catching a naughty little Leprechaun. What kind of trap would you create to catch the leprechaun and why? How would you get the Leprechaun to tell you where he has hidden his pot of gold?
  3. Four-leaf clovers are a sign of luck. Do you consider yourself lucky and why? Try listing at least 4 things that make you feel lucky. You could even draw a large 4 leaf clover in the middle of your page and on each leaf write why you are lucky.
  4. Write an acrostic poem using the following words: Irish, Patrick, Shamrock and Saint
  5. If you were to follow a rainbow, would you really find a pot of gold? Describe your journey and what you really find.
  6. Patrick is partly famous for a myth in which he drove all the snakes out of Ireland. Do a little research about what the true meaning of St. Patrick day is and finish the following sentence: St. Patrick’s Day is about…
  7. Write a limerick about your favourite part of St. Patrick’s Day. A limerick is a funny poem, where the first, second and fifth lines rhyme with each other. And the third and fourth line rhyme with each other. Limericks often start with the line, “There once was a …” or “There was a …”
  8. Why do people wear green on St. Patrick’s Day?
  9. Have you ever been to Ireland? If not, find out something interesting about Ireland and write about it. If you have been, what did you enjoy about it?
  10. Where do leprechauns go when St. Patrick’s Day is over?
  11. Write a poem about rainbows. Here’s a sweet idea, why not draw a large rainbow on your page and in each colour write one line of your poem.
  12. Do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? How do you celebrate it? If you don’t, why not?

Check out these March writing prompts and free calendar printable for more St. Patrick’s Day writing prompts.

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Share your St. Patrick’s Day Stories with us?

We hope our 12 St. Patrick’s Day writing prompts inspire you to get writing about this grand holiday. Share your St. Patrick’s day stories or experience with us in the comments below.

Need some more inspiration for St. Patty’s day? Check out our 10 must-read books for kids on St. Patrick’s Day.

12 St. Patrick's Day Writing Prompts for Kids

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