We celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on March 17, the day the patron saint of Ireland died.

Many like to wear green on St. Patrick’s Day, but where did the tradition of wearing green come from?

Some say that leprechauns cannot see the color green; therefore, you are invisible to them and cannot be pinched.

Others say it is because green is worn in Ireland by Catholics and orange by Protestants. Or could it be that Ireland is called the Emerald Isle? Or that green is one of the three colors in the Irish flag?

Whatever the reason, we’re going to have some fun with the color green.

MIDDLE SCHOOL PROMPT: Green is a popular color to wear on St. Patrick's Day. Download this free worksheet to have some fun with the color green.

Now it’s your turn: Download this worksheet to make a list of green things. Be as creative as you like: Green Eggs and Ham, green thumb, the color of envy, and so on.

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