Wearing of the Green

Wearing of the Green

by Judie Haynes

Add interest to St. Patrick's Day with these downloadable word puzzles of varying difficulty.

Top o' the morning to ye! The celebration of St. Patrick's Day is confusing to English language learners. Why do we wear green even if we aren't Irish? Help your students learn some basic vocabulary and the names of popular symbols for this holiday with these St. Patrick's Day word puzzles.

Rainbow Puzzle

A word puzzle based around the name "St. Patrick."

Shamrock Puzzle

Fill in the blanks using St Patrick's Day-related words.

St. Patrick's Day Word Search (Easy)

A word search puzzle featuring 13 words going horizontally and vertically.

St. Patrick's Day Word Search (Hard)

A word search puzzle featuring 13 words going horizontally, vertically, and diagonally.

St. Patrick's Day Links

Here are some links that I found valuable. This is a good way to enlarge your repetoire of St. Patrick's day materials.


Activity Downloads

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PDF fileSt Patrick hard wordsearch (76k .PDF)

PDF fileSt Patrick easy wordsearch (104k .PDF)

PDF fileShamrock puzzle (33k .PDF)

PDF fileRainbow puzzle (58k .PDF)

Related Links

St. Patrick's Day Shamrocks
Use St. Patricks's Day to give your students an opportunity to learn and use figurative language in English.