These free printable shamrock templates are perfect for St. Patrick’s Day crafts! They’re ideal for decorating, preschool crafts, or even for use as coloring pages. There’s even a green shamrock template to print and use so you don’t have to buy construction paper. I hope you enjoy!
Last year I shared four leaf clover templates, so this year I thought I’d make some classic Irish shamrock templates with three petals.
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The three leaf clover, or shamrock, is a traditional symbol of Ireland. According to legend, St. Patrick used it to help teach the Holy Trinity (Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost).
Fascinatingly, this legend seems to have appeared in the 1500s…over 1000 years after St. Patrick was alive! By the 1700s, shamrocks were frequently worn on hats and clothing to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
Even if St. Patrick didn’t actually use shamrocks as a teaching aide, they’ve been used a symbol of Ireland for centuries. When Irish immigrants to the US were unable to find shamrocks, they began substituting the color green during St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. Today, shamrocks and the color green are universally recognized as symbols of Ireland.
I hope these shamrock templates help you celebrate the day with your family or classroom!
Related: Free printable St. Patrick’s Day bingo
Shamrock craft ideas
Not sure what to do with your three leaf clover outlines? Here are a few St. Patrick’s Day craft ideas to get you started!
- Have your little one practice their cutting skills by cutting the shamrock shapes out with a pair of blunt-tipped scissors.
- Combine them with these printable pot of gold templates.
- Use them with these rainbow templates.
- Use them as stencils for painting. Print on cardstock to make your stencil more durable.
- Make shamrock sun catchers like these from Sarah in the Suburbs.
- Print the green shamrock templates and tape them to a wood dowel to make a shamrock fairy wand.
Related: Free printable St. Patrick’s Day mazes
Free printable shamrock templates
These shamrock printables are all free for personal and classroom use. You may print and use as many copies as you’d like, as long as you are personally organizing the activity. Please do not share the digital or printed files with other adults for their use. Just send your friends and coworkers to this post to download their own copies!
Individual download links are located below each preview image. The previews are low resolution – please don’t print them because they’ll look terrible. Use the download links to access the high resolution PDF printables.
Save yourself valuable time – download all six classic shamrock templates in one handy file for just $1! You’ll also receive access to 16 additional four leaf clover and shamrock templates. That’s a total of 22 printable clovers!
If you’d rather take some extra time and download the files one at a time, just keep scrolling a little more.
Extra large shamrock pattern
This extra large shamrock template takes two pages! Print and cut both halves, then tape them together. The patterns overlap by .25″ to make them easy to tape.
Shamrock template – large
This large shamrock is the biggest that will fit on one page.
Medium Irish shamrocks
There are two different medium shamrocks. The first version has two 5.5″ wide shamrocks on one page:
Then there are 3.5″ wide shamrocks:
Shamrock template – small
Next there are small shamrock templates. They are 3″ wide and come six to a page. (If you need even smaller ones, please visit this post with four leaf clover templates.)
Green shamrock template
Finally we have a set of green shamrock templates. These are so handy for crafts and decorations. There’s no need to trace and cut on colored paper. Just print them out and use them!
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Free Printables for St. Patrick's Day
These printables for St. Patrick's Day are all available for personal and classroom use.
There are activities for "big kids," like word scrambles and searches, family activities like picture bingo, and games for toddlers and preschoolers like St. Patrick's Day matching cards and do a dot printables.
I hope you enjoy!
Free Printable St Patrick's Day Bingo
This St. Patrick's Day picture bingo is, hands down, the most popular St. Patrick's Day activity on the blog! Picture bingo provides low-prep fun for the entire family. There's also a large classroom set of bingo cards so your whole class can play!
Free Printable St. Patrick's Day One More One Less Worksheet
This St. Patrick's Day one more, one less is a fun, no-prep way to practice simple addition and subtraction
Free Printable St. Patrick's Day Day Alphabet Matching Cards
Help your child practice the alphabet with these free printable ot of gold alphabet matching cards.
Free Printable Color St. Patrick's Day Dot Marker Pages
Kids love these colorful St. Pat's dot marker pages and adults love that they're no-prep!
Free Printable St. Patrick's Day Roll and Cover for Preschoolers
These free printable St. Patrick's Day roll and cover mats are preschooler-approved and come with free printable dice templates.
Free Printable St. Patrick's Day Complete the Pattern
These complete the pattern printables are a fantastic preschool math activity. Turn them into a file folder game or use them as a cut and paste activity!
Free Printable St. Patrick's Day Do a Dot Marker Pages
Do a dot marker pages are no-prep and always popular with toddlers and preschoolers. Make them no-mess by using round coding label stickers instead of markers!
Free Printable St Patrick's Day Count and Clip Cards
Help your little learner practice counting 1-12 with these free printable counting clip cards.
Free Printable St. Patrick's Day Count and Punch Cards
Count and punch cards are a fun way to practice counting and improve fine motor skills. They also make a great go-bag or quiet time activity.
10 Free St. Patrick's Day Maze Printables
There are easy, medium, and hard mazes for St. Patrick's Day in this collection of maze printables! Answer keys are included.
15+ Free Printable Four Leaf Clover & Shamrock Templates
These lucky four leaf clover templates come in all shapes and size! Grab four leaf clover outlines and patterns for St. Patrick's Day crafts here.
St. Patrick's Day Word Scramble
This free printable St. Patrick's Day word scramble comes with a colorful background or in ink-saving black and white. The answer key is included!
St Patrick's Day Word Search
Word searches are an easy, no-prep activity for kids (and they're educational!) Pick from a colorful shamrock background or ink-saving black and white. Answer key is included.
St. Patrick's Day Matching Game
This printable St. Patrick's Day memory game is fun for kids of all ages! Play them as a matching game for toddlers or face down as a memory game for older kids.
Printable Rainbow Templates
These rainbow templates are perfect for rainbow crafts.
Lucky Printable Banner
Practice gratitude ith this free printable "Lucky" banner to help you count your blessings.
7 Free Printable Pot of Gold Templates
These free printable pot of gold templates are perfect for St. Patrick's Day crafts and St. Patrick's Day writing activities.
Free Printable Rainbow Coloring Pages
These free printable rainbow coloring pages are so cute!
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