Erin Go Bragh: An Introduction to Irish Music, Traditions & St Patrick’s Day


With rainbows, leprechauns and pots full of gold, St. Patrick’s Day is one of the most magical holidays. The Erin Go Bragh: An Introduction to Irish Music, Traditions & St Patrick’s Day introduces children to some of the history behind this holiday through Irish music, history and the traditions of St. Patrick’s Day.

Lesson includes digital links to YouTube videos and free audio files. There are also several writing activities, musical activities, dance activities and art / craft activities to go along. Additionally, there is information about St. Patrick, Irish musical instruments, leprechauns and Riverdance.

This is the perfect lesson and activity for elementary school children and teachers especially in March at St. Patrick’s Day. The videos are 2 minutes to 2 hours long and the lesson could take about 30+ minutes. Depending on the activity or activities you choose they could take 15+ minutes to complete.


Packet includes:

  • History of St. Patrick
  • History of Leprechauns
  • History of Irish Arts
  • Famous Irish Writers
  • History of Irish Music
  • Introduction to Irish Musical Instruments
  • Introduction to Irish Dancing and Riverdance
  • Facts about Ireland
  • Links to YouTube videos and free audio file
  • Images to print for visual aids or bulletin boards
  • Writing / Language Arts activities
  • Music Activities
  • Visual Art Activities & crafts
  • Dance Activities


Printable Worksheets

  • Listen to Ancient Celtic Folk Song worksheet
  • Leprechaun Adventures worksheet
  • Leprechaun Adventure Art worksheet
  • Erin Go Bragh Poem worksheet
  • Make A Shamrock Wreath Instructions
  • Shamrock Template
  • Wreath Base Pattern
  • Small Gold Coin Pattern
  • Pot-O’-Gold & Rainbow Craft Instructions
  • Pot of Gold Pattern
  • Rainbow Chain Pattern
  • Leprechaun Coloring worksheet
  • Write a St. Patrick Limerick worksheet
  • Irish Fairy Art worksheet