Do you have a little leprechaun? I do! Why not try out some of our favorite St Patrick’s Day activities this March! These activities for preschoolers are also awesome for kindergarten and first grade too! Hands-on preschool learning activities are the best way to learn and play all in one.
ST PATRICK’S DAY PRESCHOOL ACTIVITIES
CELEBRATE ST PATRICK’S DAY
Welcome Spring with St Patrick’s Day crafts and playful science activities! You might wonder, why I put so much emphasis on holiday activities. Kids love to learn but not always by doing the same exact activity again and again.
Play and learn with easy to set up and inexpensive St Patrick’s Day activities and ideas that everyone will enjoy! Who doesn’t love the magic of rainbows, leprechauns, and pots of gold!
Adding specific St Patrick’s Day colors (like green and gold, and rainbows) and accessories (gold coins and little black pots or shamrock confetti) will allow young kids multiple opportunities to play and learn. I have always found that kids love these ideas!
Make green slime, explore eruptions and chemical reactions, build leprechaun traps, and so much more!
We also have fun with rainbow science experiments because little leprechauns love rainbows!
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ST PATRICK’S DAY ACTIVITIES FOR PRESCHOOLERS
Click on the titles below to learn more about each activity and how to set each one up for play and learning.
FIZZING COIN HUNT
Go on a science-filled gold coin hunt with easy baking soda science that kids love!
GREEN RICE SENSORY BIN
Green colored rice makes for an awesome St Patrick’s Day sensory bin! Green rice is simple to make yourself. Add in some gold coins and it is easy to put together this sensory bin that toddlers will love too.
ICE MELT COIN HUNT
Go on a treasure hunt for gold coins and discover how to melt the ice faster.
LEPRECHAUN TRAP IDEAS
Can you catch a leprechaun? Build a leprechaun trap from simple supplies. Whether you use LEGO or recyclables, kids of all ages can participate. Check out our planning page to help you get started.
We also made a LEGO Leprechaun Trap!
A super simple rainbow activity that preschoolers will enjoy doing! Our tape resist rainbow art is easy to set up. Plus, they will have the opportunity to learn about the tape resist art process.
RAINBOW COLORING PAGE
Look for a free printable rainbow template and coloring page for kids. A fun way to introduce the colors of the rainbow.
RAINBOW IN A BAG
Make a rainbow in a bag for a simple and mess free sensory painting activity for kids.
RAINBOW FIZZING POTS
Baking soda and vinegar reaction, rainbows, and color mixing for preschool St Patrick’s Day play!
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with our easy homemade playdough recipe and playdough activities. Kids love hands-on play and it works magically with young leprechauns.
SHAMROCK SPLATTER PAINTING
Try out a fun and easy process art activity for St Patrick’s Day. Create a shamrock splatter painting or drip painting with a few simple supplies.
SHAVING CREAM COIN HUNT
Messy sensory play and a coin hunt all in one! Hide gold coins in a mound of shaving cream for easy St Patrick’s Day fun for little ones!
SINK THE POT
How many coins will sink the Leprechaun’s pot? Set up this fun sink or float experiment for a fun water play St Patrick’s Day activity.
ST PATRICK’S DAY BINGO
Play St Patrick’s Day bingo with our free printable bingo cards. Great for preschoolers because the bingo cards are picture based with well known St Patrick’s Day images.
ST PATRICK’S DAY DISCOVERY BOTTLES
Create these fun and easy St Patrick’s Day theme discovery bottles to explore simple science concepts with your preschoolers!
ST PATRICK’S DAY OOBLECK
Set up a treasure hunt for coins with our easy oobleck recipe. Not only is homemade oobleck a fun science activity, it’s also makes for awesome sensory play.
ST PATRICK’S DAY SLIME
Enjoy easy slime recipes for awesome sensory play! Our St Patrick’s Day activities include a rainbow fluffy slime, green glitter slime, gold slime and more!
EASY ST PATRICK’S DAY ACTIVITIES FOR PRESCHOOLERS
Also join us for our St Patrick’s Day STEM Activities!
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