Shamrock Coloring Pages
If I said "shamrock", what would pop in your mind first? Is it the classic WWE star, Ken Shamrock? Is it St. Patrick with his Trinity teaching? or Is it Ireland? I'm sure you all have different answers. After all, not every one of you is an Irish breed. Anyway, we're not going to talk about Ken Shamrock in this post. Rather, I'm going to share with you a number of shamrock, the three-leafs clover, that's been the symbol of Ireland and Christianity. Shamrock is different from the four-leaf clover that's been believed to bring a good luck to whoever finds it. Have you ever tried to find one? If you have, you must know how difficult it is. It's because four-leaf cover is some sort of mutation that very rarely happens to the normal four-leaf clovers.
Anyway, there are 22 free printable shamrock coloring pages that you can find on the following section. They are all intended for preschoolers and kindergarten kids. Most of them are blanks and some of them are drawn with dash. This one is cool because you can ask your kid to draw following the dash line to make his/ her own shamrock. That would be useful to improve his motor skills to prepare him/ her for the more difficult writing task. Pick the one you like, save it and print it for later use. I hope you can put it for good use.
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Shamrock Coloring Pages
Fun Facts about Shamrock
- Do you know that there is no such thing as a "Shamrock Plant"? The word shamrock comes from the Irish word "seamrog" meaning "little clover". However, there are hundreds of varieties of clover.
- Both the shamrock and the four-leafed clover come from the white clover plant. This plant normally has only three leaves that come off from each stem. Trifolium Repens is the scientific name for this plant and Trifolium means "three leaves." The four-leaf version is a rare variation or mutation of this clover and is therefore much harder to find. In fact, there are also five-leaf clovers and more which are also rare.
- The true Irish Shamrock, as identified by Nathaniel Colgan c. 1893 is a clover. It is not one of any or many clovers, it is one species, collected from a majority of counties at that time and with the exception of a very few plants, the majority were Trifolium repens or a form of this plant - White clover also known as Dutch Clover.
- The shamrock as symbol of Ireland and St. Patrick's Day is partly due to the natural abundance of clover plants in the country, but largely due to its strong association with Christianity.
- Eventually this plant came to be regarded as something holy. It came to represent the teaching of the man turned Saint who had come to preach the word of God to all people. It is widely believed that Saint Patrick also suggested that the shamrock would offer a bit of luck.
- Legend says that St. Patrick used the shamrock to visually illustrate the concept of the Trinity (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit) when trying to convert polytheistic pagans to Christianity.
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