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St. Patrick's Day FUN

I found the Leprecaun What isMs. Martin's favoritegreen drink? End of the Rainbow

Find theanswer below!

Dance with me!

Start the PARADE!

somersaulting mickey

somersaulting p

tigger marching

lucy jumproping

Bart skating

red-eyed tree frog jump!

bouncing sheep!

run, dog, run!

Pizza Delivery

Hello Kitty

Green Alligator

March On!

dolphins, too

Here comes Spring Break!

By the Numbers

History

Web Quest and Leprechaun Hunt

 Web Hunt

Snoopy Word Search

Snoopy Word Search

Find the Lucky Four Leaf Clover

Search for the Leprechaun

Find the Leprechaun

Find the Leprechaun

Lucky Four Leaf Clover

Find the Four Leaf Clovers

St. Patty's Puppy Puzzle

Patty Puppy Puzzle

Another Word Search

Another Word Search

A Green Crossword Puzzle

Green Crossword Puzzle

Help the Leprecaun get his gold back!

Lucky Drops Get the Gold

A STORYNORY St. Patrick Audio Story

The Legend of St Patrick

Spot the Leprechaun Differences

Spot the Leprechaun Differences

Shamrock Sudoku

Sudoku Shamrock

Shamrock Solitaire

Shamrock Catch the Shamrock! Solitaire

St. Patrick Day SnakeFacts

The Irish Flag

A Little More History

St. Patrick's Day honors a 5th-century saint who not only spread Christianity in Ireland, but also supposedly ridded the island of snakes by herding them out to sea. As a popular Irish folk song puts it, "Success to bold St. Patty's fist / he was a saint so clever / He gave the snakes and toads a twist / and banished them forever."

Is that true? Did St. Patrick really banish all snakes (and toads) from Ireland?

Not exactly. Ireland didn't have snakes in the first place, due to its geographic location and glacial history. When snakes first evolved 100 million years ago - slithering around the ancient supercontinent of Gondwanaland - Ireland was still underwater. As continents drifted and sea levels changed, Ireland eventually rose up from the Atlantic, and was even briefly linked to Britain and mainland Europe by land bridges. But as the Smithsonian Institution explains, "any snake that may have slithered its way to Ireland would have turned into a popsicle when the ice ages hit."

Perennially frozen ground is unkind to cold-blooded animals, so Ireland stayed snake-free until it finally thawed about 15,000 years ago. And while snakes could have invaded after that, there was still one problem: the ocean. Thanks to 12 miles of chilly seawater separating it from Britain, Ireland is now one of just five major landmasses on Earth with no native snakes, joining Antarctica, Greenland, Iceland and New Zealand.

St Patrick Snake Herder

Flashing Shamrocks

Mountain Dew You found it

Yes, Ms. Martin does love Mountain Dew!

Flashing Shamrocks

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