Consider this your lucky day, Mama! If you’re on the hunt for something fun to do with your kid on St. Patrick’s Day, you came to the right place. Because really, what could be more fitting for this holiday full of good fortune than finding out we created a bunch of free St. Patrick’s Day coloring pages for you to download? It’s probably safe to say the luck of the Irish is on your side.
But first, let’s start with a few interesting facts. Did you know that the real St. Patrick — although the patron saint of Ireland — was actually born in Britain near the end of the 4th century? How about the fact that leprechauns are most likely based on the Celtic belief in tiny fairies that practiced magic? And, hey, perhaps you’ll prepare a traditional St. Patrick’s Day lunch of corned beef and cabbage to enjoy while your kiddo fills in these coloring pages. Well, just know that if you want to honor the actual Irish tradition, you’ll need to swap the corned beef for ham! The corned beef was an American innovation to save money (it’s cheaper!).
Now that you’re all the wiser about this holiday, have fun coloring these free printables with your little lucky charm.
Free St. Patrick’s Day Coloring Pages
1. Boy With a Pot of Gold
Ah, the elusive pot of gold — who among us hasn’t tried to find it (to no avail) at the end of a rainbow? Live vicariously through this little lad, who clearly proved more successful than we ever were.
2. Another Boy With a Pot of Gold
While the first boy with a pot of gold dove right into his spoils, you can pretend like this generous little fellow is handing his pot to your kid. What would they do with all of that gold? Ask them and prepare to laugh at their adorable answers.
3. Shamrock Hat
As your child uses every shade of green imaginable on this coloring page, you can share a few fascinating tidbits about shamrocks with them. Our favorite? Although often confused with four-leaf clovers, shamrocks actually only have three leaves.
4. St. Patty’s Day Girl
Considering the fact this little girl is surrounded by a cloud of shamrocks, we’re going to guess fortune is on her side. Bonus activity: Sharpen your child’s counting skills by having them tally up how many shamrocks they see in the picture.
5. Pot of Gold
Not keen on splitting your pot of gold with anyone? Here you go — your very own. Make things even more fun by trying to guess how many gold coins are in this cauldron.
6. Shamrock Girl
Haven’t had any luck discovering a shamrock in real-life? Don’t fret; this little girl’s got you covered.
7. Leprechaun Hat
Don’t be surprised if your kid goes straight for the green crayons to color in this leprechaun hat. However, you could print out duplicates and tell them to use their imagination. If leprechauns had another favorite color, what would it be?
8. Shamrock Boy
What a dapper young lad this is, right? Between his top hat and gleaming belt buckle, there’s no mistaking him for a shamrock boy.
Encourage your little one to give those green crayons a rest (they’re probably worn down to nubs by now!) and turn their attention to this rainbow page.
10. Girl With a Pot of Gold
What would your kiddo do if they actually found a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow? If they’re anything like this little lass, they’d kick back and enjoy a hard-earned rest before spending their spoils.
Click here to print all of the free St. Patrick’s Day coloring pages at once!