Easy Saint Patrick's Day Craft and Activities for Preschool: Leprechaun

Make a Cute Handprint Leprechaun for St. Pat's Day! Erin Go Bragh!

Who doesn't love messy Saint Patrick's Day activities for preschool?  Okay, me, but most kids love it.  This is a simple twist on the hand-print turkey.  Brave souls can do the craft as pictured.  We took green, orange, and peach paint to transform little hands into a lucky leprechaun.  Not so brave?  Trace a handprint on construction paper and cut out one of each color then just cut and paste.  "Erin go Bragh"!

Easy Handprint Leprechaun great for Sensory Processing.
Easy Handprint Leprechaun great for Sensory Processing.

Ever wonder what Erin go Bragh means?

From Wikpedia:
Erin go Bragh is an anglicisation of the Irish phrase Éirinn go Brách (pronounced [ˈeːɾʲɪn̠ʲ ɡə ˈbˠɾˠɑːx]), in which Éirinn is the dative of Éire (meaning "Ireland"). In standard modern Irish the phrase is Éire go Brách (pronounced [ˈeːɾʲə ɡə ˈbˠɾˠɑːx]). It is probable that the English version was taken from what was a "dative" context, such as Go bhfanad in Éirinn go brách("May I stay in Ireland for ever") or Go bhfillead go hÉirinn go brách ("May go back to Ireland for ever").

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