Holy Trinity Lesson & Craft
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Here is a great video on the true story of St. Patrick’s Day to have your students watch:
Here is a poem to help kids remember the symbolism behind the Holy Trinity Shamrock and a bookmark printable they can color and put a tassel on.
Click HERE to print the bookmark.
Now for the lesson and craft……
Read out loud:
“There are myths and fairytales surrounding St. Patrick’s Day about being lucky and capturing a leprechaun’s pot of gold. Do you know you can have a treasure even more valuable then a pot of gold?
God’s Word tells us in Proverbs 16:16: “How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver!”
We can think of God’s wisdom like a pot of gold. Every time we read the Bible we grow in wisdom and add another “gold” coin to our pot.”
St. Patrick used the shamrock to teach the people of Ireland about the Holy Trinity: 3 in 1. God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Today we’re going to make a shamrock craft to remind us that God is three persons in one:
To make your craft, view or print the craft instructions above.
Cut out the shamrock.
Then print the clover leaves on green construction paper. To do this, trim your construction paper to 8.5×11″ size. Then just place it in your printer’s paper tray.
Cut out the clover leaves. (or hand each student a set of three leaves and have them cut them out)
Use brass fasteners to secure the leaves to the shamrock base. ADULTS: Help children poke holes through both the leaves and shamrock base using the point of scissors or a sharp pencils. Do not let children to this themselves.
On the Shamrock base under each leaf write, “God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit”
**I used Mod Podge and a paint brush to apply the glitter when preparing to teach a class, but for younger children glue sticks work just as well and are less messy! (You’ll already have enough glitter to clean up you don’t need a glue mess too, right? lol)
Apply glue on the leaves and stem:
Sprinkle glitter over the shamrock and gently press the glitter onto the glue with your finger.
There you have it!