39 FUN ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

39 FUN ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is a fun and exciting holiday that children of all ages can enjoy. From leprechauns to shamrocks, there are plenty of opportunities to engage kids in fun and educational activities. Here are 21 activities that you can do with kids for St. Patrick’s Day for both toddlers and Kindergarteners!

Colour by Words: Editable!

One of my BEST sellers is this colour by code for St. Patrick’s Day! There are a few words on the page already, then there are editable boxes where you can add ANY words you want! Your kids will LOVE these and the best part – they can be used countless times with whatever words (or letters/numbers) you want. Click HERE to grab them!

Activities for Toddlers

Create a handprint leprechaun

My kiddos love this craft! Check it out HERE 

Make a paper plate rainbow:

Love this idea and it’s so easy to do! See the craft HERE

Make a green sensory bin with different textures and objects

Adding green paper, pompoms, green jewels and coloured green rice is the easiest way to make this St. Patrick’s sensory bin!

Create a shamrock stamp with a potato

To be honest, i’ve never done this before BUT it looks like fun! Check out this blog about it HERE

Play “I Spy” with St. Patrick’s Day objects:

You can even play these with “big” kids. Hide objects around your house, and make it a family fun night! If you don’t have St. Patrick’s themed objects, you can print off pictures of: rainbows, a leprechaun, 4 leaf clover, etc and hide/seek those!

Make a rainbow sensory bottle

Check out this video on how to make this!

Read St. Patrick’s Day books together:

Here are some GREAT books to read for this holiday! I found this adorable small store that has an amazing list. Click HERE.

Books compiled by Keith Rice

Have a treasure hunt for gold coins with letters!

I have done this before in my classroom and it was a HIT! Find little bottle camps, place sounds on the top and then put the sounds in a pot (your pot of “gold”). Kids grab a sound and can either: say the sound, say a word that starts with that sound, or use that sound to use it in a sentence! Here’s an example of how to set this up!

Make green slime

SO, with 4 kids, slime is NOT my favourite thing to make in my house. Am I being a “mean” mom since I’m not allowing my kids to play with slime. Maybe. BUT am I also preserving my house. YES. Anyways, here’s a recipe you might like!

Have a dance party with Irish music

I am not Irish, but I do love this music! Yuu need to let me know what songs are best for dance parties!

Activities for Kindergarten Kids:

Create a Leprechaun Trap

SO many fun ideas on this blog!

Make a rainbow fruit skewer

Talk about mixing fine motor with a delicious yummy snack! Check out how to make these HERE

Here are a few more really fun ideas for St. Patrick’s Day:

  • Design and create a St. Patrick’s Day hat.
  • Create a leprechaun puppet with paper bags
  • Play a St. Patrick’s Day bingo game.
  • Create a rainbow collage
  • Make a green smoothie with spinach and fruit.
  • Make a lucky charm necklace
  • Write a story or poem about St. Patrick’s Day
  • Have a green pancake breakfast
  • Create a rainbow science experiment
  • Learn Irish dance steps
  • Create a shamrock wreath with construction paper
  • Play a St. Patrick’s Day scavenger hunt
  • Make a leprechaun themed snack
  • Create a pot of gold painting with glitter
  • Have a St. Patrick’s Day tea party
  • Learn about the history of St. Patrick’s Day.

I also found some fun St. Patrick’s Freebies!

  1. Lucky Charms Graphing and Sorting – St. Patrick’s Day Math
  2. St. Patrick’s Day Craft – Writing – I’m Lucky (Pre-K, Kindergarten)
  3. St. Patrick’s Day Printables
  4. Rainbow Craft
  5. FREE St Patrick’s Day Writing Activity I Am Lucky Because March Writing Prompts
  6. Preschool, PreK, Kindergarten St. Patrick’s Day Activities | Leprechaun craft
  7. SLP- Basic Concepts St. Patrick’s Day Activities Freebie
  8. Inference FREEBIE for St. Patrick’s Day
  9. Math – Roll and Fill a Shamrock – Pre-K, Kindergarten
  10. Cutting and Tracing Lines Fine Motor Skills FREE

There are many fun and educational activities that kids can enjoy for St. Patrick’s Day. From sensory bins to science experiments, there are plenty of hands-on activities for toddlers and activities for kindergarten kids that will help them learn and have fun at the same time. Whether it’s making crafts or playing games, St. Patrick’s Day is a great opportunity to spend time with your children and create lasting memories. Make sure to come back here and let me know which ones you tried!

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