Free Ireland Unit Study Resources

Whether you’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day or doing a geography study, these unit study resources will help kids learn all about Ireland.

First, pick up a free unit study planner with a step-by-step guide and printable planning pages here. Then use these resources to create a unit study that the whole family can use to learn about the country of Ireland.

You can also pick up a free notebooking packet- My Country Study- so that kids can record information they learn about Ireland.

Free Ireland unit study resources

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Ireland Booklist

Some of the books on the list are “St. Patrick’s Day books” and some are about Ireland in general. These are mostly picture books that are for elementary-aged kids. But I’m including a few resources for older kids as well.

Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potato by Tomie dePaola

Fiona’s Luck by Teresa Bateman

St. Patrick’s Day in the Morning by Eve Bunting

S is for Shamrock: An Ireland Alphabet by Eve Bunting

This is Ireland by Miraslov Sasek

Leprechaun in Late Winter by Mary Pope Osborne and it’s companion book Leprechauns and Irish Folklore

The History of Ireland by Richard Tames

Great Irish Legends for Kids by Yvonne Carroll

The O’Brien Book of Irish Fairy Tales and Legends by by Una Leavy

Let’s See Ireland! by Sarah Bowie

So Far From Home: The Diary of Mary Driscoll, An Irish Mill Girl, Lowell, Massachusetts, 1847 by Barry Denenberg– This is historical fiction about an Irish immigrant girl in America, written for middle grade readers.
Hunger: A Tale of Courage by Donna Jo Napoli– This historical fiction for middle grade readers is about the Irish potato famine of the 1800s.

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Ireland Websites

A to Z Kids’ Stuff has a great site with information about Ireland for kids.

National Geographic Kids has a great page of information about Ireland.

Easy Science for Kids has a great page of fun facts about Ireland, including photos and a video.

You can also find facts and photos at Owlcation.

Geography Kids has a great video all about Ireland.

Read about what shamrocks are and why they’re important here.

Kids can complete the Ireland: The Emerald Isle webquest here to learn more about Ireland.

Ireland-Themed Activities

Kids can have some STEM fun building a leprechaun trap with this activity.

Get the kids cooking with some of the fun Irish recipes here at DLTK.

Create a beaded Ireland flag with the simple instructions at Free Kids’ Crafts.

Read about the Blarney Stone and create a Blarney Stone paperweight with the instructions here.

Create Shamrock Slime with the instructions here at As the Bunny Hops.

Explore Irish music with the activities here at Raising Creative Children. (Want more Irish music fun? Check out the Music for Holidays and Special Days course from Music in Our Homeschool. There’s a lesson for St. Patrick’s Day that has some great information about Ireland and Irish music to listen to.

Free Ireland unit study resources

Ireland Printables

Making Friends has a printable facts page about Ireland.

Enchanted Learning has a great printable map activity about Ireland. (You can access it even if you aren’t a member, but you might have to get creative with printing.)

A Little Pinch of Perfect has a fun free St. Patrick’s Day printable pack.

You can print a map of Ireland as well as Ireland’s flag for free here at DLTK.

In All You Do has a great free packet of Irish poets’ copywork for middle and high school kids.

Activity Village has a great collection of facts about Ireland as well as printables, including maps, activity pages, and coloring sheets. has a free printable with information about famous Irish Americans.

Don’t forget to pick up your free unit study planner and My Country Study Packet. And have fun learning about Ireland.

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