Religious Shamrock Craft for St. Patrick’s Day

Catholic ABC’s Week: 24
Letter of the week: T
Theme: Trinity
Saint of the Week: St. Therese
Craft: Trinity Shamrock Craft

Foam shamrock with green binding with a cross, heart, and dove
This week we are learning about the letter “T”, and what better time to learn about the Trinity than for St. Patrick’s Day?! I just love when the whole world is celebrating Catholic feast days! 🙂
For this craft, all you need is green fun foam, plastic craft string, and stickers. I actually got a whole package of shamrock-shaped fun foam from Dollar Tree- 8 of them for $1, and half of them were already glittery! (Although the stickers won’t stick to the glittery ones). The plastic string is also available at most Dollar Trees, and certainly at craft stores. If you can’t get shamrock-shaped foam ready to go, you can cut them out yourself- just do a Google search for a shamrock template. You can also print shamrock lacing cards for free from Chalk in My Pocket.
Once you have your shamrock, just punch holes around it with a regular hole puncher.
Hole-punched foam shamrocks and plastic craft string
Give your kids some plastic string and let them lace their shamrocks. You could also use yarn if you put some tape on the end or have a plastic needle for them to use. Lacing is good for their hand-eye coordination and motor skills. It’s also a lot of fun! 😉
Once their shamrock is laced, have them add symbols of the Trinity. We used a heart to symbolize God the Father, a cross for God the Son, and a Dove for God the Holy Spirit. (The heart symbol was totally inspired by Karen’s Adventures in Mommyland!) I actually got all the stickers from AC Moore- it was a package of stickers for Vacation Bible School. The whole book of them was $1.
Vacation Bible School Sticker Book
These were easy to make and came out pretty cute!
Dove, heart, and cross stickers on foam shamrock
This craft is another good match for my St. Patrick Trinity Song for kids! We also read our Catholic Children’s Treasure Box Book 17, which is about the Trinity. Have you ever heard of the Treasure Box Books? I need to type up a whole post about these books so I can rave on and on about how adorable they are!

Grab Bag Ideas for the Letter T: (be sure to check out the Classroom Script for directions on using the grab bag.) Truck, Train, Tiger, Table (from a doll house), Tennis ball, Triangle, Tank, Tap shoe, Tape, Tea bag, Teacup, Tie, Tissue, Tongue (from Mr. Potato Head), Tools, Toothbrush or Toothpaste, Top, Tractor, Turkey, Turtle, Tu-tu, Twisty tie, T-rex. (Avoid words that start with “Th” for new learners).

For More Resources, check out the Catholic Toolbox lesson plans for the Letter Tt. (Her Tt lesson is on the Ten Commandments.)

Post continues after this brief information about the Catholic ABCs Curriculum

Catholic ABCs Curriculum for Preschool and Kindergarten

Catholic ABCs Curriculum

Catholic ABCs is a hand-on curriculum full of crafts, printables, worksheets, saints, learning, and more for preschoolers and kindergartners. There are over 2,000 pages that you can use for multiple school years! (This is also a great supplement for 1st and 2nd graders.)

St. Patrick and Brigid Craft
Catholic ABCs runs here at Catholic Icing every Wednesday with the new letter of the week. You can find the details of the program here.

Catholic ABCs Curriculum


  1. Regina @ Chalk In My Pocket says

    So glad some more online friends will be enjoying the lacing cards I uploaded! I wanted to share a recycling craft that ties in nicely to the legend of St. Patrick banishing snakes from Ireland – check it out here

    Take care!