Calling all ye lads and lasses for a month full of amazing St. Patrick’s Day activities for preschool! Make your own lucky leprechauns, play shamrockin’ games, and find gold coins of course!
St. Patrick’s Day is a beloved preschool theme for March! Check out our list of other great March themes, or get ideas for the whole season in this compilation of spring themes.
Of course, the perfect match to St. Patricks’ Day activities is rainbow activities. Pair those with rainbow songs for a month full of color and fun!
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St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Preschool
We leave no Blarney stone unturned. We promise not to pinch you if you’re not wearing green as long as you promise to jump into these merry activities and help your youngsters explore, learn and create. Let the luck of the Irish be your guide and have a very merry March, indeed!
St. Patrick’s Day Crafts and Art Activities
Easy Shamrock Craft – Fantastic Fun and Learning
St. Patrick’s Day Art Activities can be purely magical, a little messy, and lots of fun!! This one is all of those things and will be so beautiful when you hang it in your classroom. We recommend decorating all your windows with them and letting the sunshine do what it does best- add that special sparkle to these beautiful shamrocks!
Scrunchy Shamrock Art – Fireflies and Mudpies
This activity just might take you back to your elementary school days! Tissue paper shamrocks is a classic that simply must be a part of your St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Preschoolers. Grab some pencils, tissue paper and your shamrock cut-out, and let your kiddos have as much fun as you did when you were little! The good ol’ days!
Shamrock Window Decor – Hands On as we Grow
If you want a messy “create your own fun” craft, then add this to your St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Toddlers. The best part is that you can use a variety of items that you have around the house. A fun tip for when you’re done is to let your kiddos use leftover contact paper to help clean up glitter, etc. off your table.
Pepper Stamping Shamrocks – How Wee Learn
When you think of St. Patrick’s Day activities for preschool, visions of green peppers probably don’t dance in your head. However, this clever activity might make you rethink the possibilities of peppers for your little leprechauns. Using them to paint with? It’s genius and so fun!
Toilet Paper Roll Leprechaun – Still Playing School
Who knew that a toilet paper roll could be so cute? These lucky leprechauns could quite possibly be the most adorable part of of your St. Patrick’s Day Art Activities.
St. Patrick’s Day Science and Sensory Activities for Preschool
Leprechaun Slime – Preschool Inspirations
St. Patrick’s Day wouldn’t be complete without some hidden gold for the kiddos. Combining gooooey green slime and an embedded treasure hunt will make this a favorite for your little leprechauns!
St. Patrick’s Day Sensory Bin – And Next Comes L
You won’t want to miss out on this fun, yet simple sensory bin when planning your St. Patrick’s Day activities for preschoolers! It’s full of beautiful glass stones that you can find at the dollar store and lots of shamrocks. Simply write letters on the shamrocks and you will have a literacy center and sensory bin all in one.
Shamrock Foam Dough Tray – Crayon Box Chronicles
Foam dough offers an amazing sensorial experience for little learners. Simply add some green food coloring and some shamrocks, gold pieces, etc, and you have a magically engaging sensory bin! I love all the learning applications she includes.
Shamrock Crystals – Housing a Forest
These beautiful shamrock crystals are science and art all in one. You can proudly display these in your home or classroom as part of your St. Patrick’s Day Art activities. Safety tip: Make sure the kiddos are extremely careful with the borax, as it should not be inhaled or ingested.
Magic Fizzing Shamrocks – Gift of Curiosity
When we come across an activity that combines art and science, it’s like finding a pot of gold! And, golden, this one is. Shamrock painting, followed by some baking soda and vinegar reactions is sure to delight all of your little artists and scientists!
Literacy Activities for St. Patrick’s Day
Growing Green Shamrocks – PreK Pages
When planning your St. Patrick’s Day activities for preschool, be sure to find stories that will enrich your magical journey through March. You will want to add the adorable story “Green Shamrocks” by the iconic Eve bunting to your list. Click here for ideas of how to share this wonderful story and then let your students plant their own special shamrocks!
ABC Easy Reader Book – 3 Dinosaurs
Easy reader books are such a fun part of early learning. Kids can color, write and make it their own, which gives them great pride in their books. This one will help them learn their ABCs with a shamrock twist. They will want to read it again and again.
Rainbow Color Words Playdough Mats – Literacy with the Littles
Rainbows, and play doh and color words, oh my! Can you think of a better way to build new words than with playdough letter stamps? Be sure to add these free printables to your Saint Patrick’s Day Activities for preschoolers.
Gold Coin Treasure Hunt – Still Playing School
Top o’ the mornin’ to ya! Why not start your day with a merry wee little treasure hunt? Collect these golden letters and then let the learning magic really begin, practicing anything from letter recognition to spelling names to making sight words.
St. Patrick’s Day Motor Skills Activities
Montessori Shamrock Activity – Preschool Inspirations
The magic of Montessori guides this mesmerizing fine-motor Shamrock activity. It’s magically marvelous for developing the pincer grip, attention to task, matching, and working from top to bottom. Add this to your St. Patrick’s Day activities for preschoolers, and watch the magic unfold again and again!
Clover Hop – Pink Oatmeal
You’ve heard of the bunny hop, but have you heard of the Clover Hop? It’s full of gross motor fun for all your little leprechauns. Click here and hop til you drop. It will be a guaranteed shamrockin’ good time!
St. Patrick’s Day Balance Beam – The OT Toolbox
All little leprechauns benefit from balance activities, especially those with vestibular sensory needs. This easy and fun makeshift balance beam is a perfect way to incorporate some gross motor festive balancing fun. Part of your St. Patrick’s Day activities for preschool that your youngsters will want to play again and again!
Preschool Math Activities for St. Patrick’s Day
Gold Coin Number Mats – JDaniel4’s Mom
We all love to count gold coins we find at the end of the rainbow, right? These number mats offer a systematic way for lucky leprechauns to count their loot. They are a great way to practice one-to-one correspondence and you can extend the activity to work on “counting on” for more advanced learners.
Leprechaun Count and Match – The STEM Laboratory
Your lucky leprechauns get to find and match endless pots of gold in this charming math center. The best part is that your kiddos will practice number recognition, counting, and even subitizing with 10-frames and beyond! There’s a lot of learning magically connected to these adorable leprechauns!
St. Patrick’s Day Clip Cards – Planes and Balloons
Fine motor fun with adorable St. Patrick’s Day pictures. Clip cards are an excellent hands-on way for youngsters to practice counting, number recognition, and fine motor skills. Laminate these and you’ve got a durable center that kids will want to visit again and again.
Roll and Graph – The Kindergarten Connection
Roll your way into some St.Patrick’s Day graphing fun. With two options to make your die (fold your own or place cards into a pocket die), your little leprechauns will love to graph what they roll. Perfect for Pre-K and Kindergarten learners!
More St. Patrick’s Day Resources
Save time with done-for-you preschool lesson plans and resources for St. Patrick’s Day! Click on the picture below to learn about each resource.
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