This free printable St. Patrick’s Day word search will help kids learn about St. Patrick’s Day- and have fun! These puzzles are the perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at home or at school!

After the holiday season of Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas the new year can seem a little slow- but that’ doesn’t mean the early part of the year has to be without celebrations!

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What is St. Patrick’s Day?

St. Patrick’s Day is on March 17th every year. It celebrates St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland.

While the holiday has religious roots, over time it has been transformed into a secular holiday that celebrates all things Irish.

Some traditions of St. Patrick’s Day include: wearing green, shamrocks, and eating corned beef and cabbage.

Many communities hold celebrations and parades to celebrate the day. 

Wearing green- or risk getting a pinch- is the biggest part of the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations for kids. 


Free Printable St. Patrick’s Day Word Search for Kids

Kids love any reason to celebrate- and St. Patrick’s Day is no exception. Use one of these free printable St. Patrick’s word searches as a jumping off point for your St. Patrick’s celebration or discussion.

There are 2 different St. Patrick’s Day word search printables to choose from- one easy and one more difficult. 


Ways to Use the Printable St. Patrick’s Day Word Searches

Word searches are a fun pastime for people of all ages. They have tons of benefits too- from relaxation to anxiety relief to stimulating the brain. 

When it comes to kids, word searches have even more benefits. Such as:

  • Help with word development
  • Learning to spell
  • Improving vocabulary
  • Developing problem solving skills
  • Pattern recognition
  • Improve memory

And many more! They are great for the brain and for a screen-free entertainment option!

Here are a few ways to use these free printable St. Patrick’s Day word searches:

  • As a anxiety relieving or calming activity. Word searches occupy the mind and keep it off of stressful thoughts.
  • As a car ride activity. Just add a pencil and clipboard and you have a fun screen-free activity for a long trip.
  • As part of a St. Patrick’s Day celebration for your homeschool/classroom.
  • As an easy St. Patrick’s Day activity on March 17th.
  • To jump start discussions about the St. Patrick’s Day traditions.
  • As part of a larger St. Patrick’s Day learning unit in your homeschool or classroom.


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Download the Free Printable St. Patrick’s Day Word Searches


St. Patrick’s Day Word Search #1

This first printable St. Patrick’s Day word search can double as a coloring page!

It’s great for younger kids and it’s less difficult with words only going up, down, or diagonally. 

This St. Patrick’s Day word search has 16 words


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St. Patrick’s Day Word Search #2

The second St. Patrick’s Day word search is more difficult and is better for kids who are a little older or love a challenge.

It has 23 different words that can go in any direction- forwards, backwards, up, down, or diagonally.


St. patrick's day word search printable


You are free to use these St. Patrick’s Day word searches for personal use at home or in the classroom. Please don’t share the file, but if you’d like to share the word search with friends, please forward this page to them so that they can download the file themselves. These downloads may not be used in any commercial fashion. 

Want more word searches? Click here for all of the Printable Word Searches.


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