Chemistry is a little bit like magic in the eyes of our young scientists! Leprechauns, pots of golds, rainbows, and shamrocks all have a magical feel too. Let’s treat our budding scientists to a fun assortment of easy to set up St Patricks Day chemistry experiments that are perfect for simple and homemade science and STEM activities.
ST PATRICKS DAY CHEMISTRY EXPERIMENTS FOR KIDS!
We are getting more into talking about the different kinds of sciences these days instead of just calling all our activities “science activities”. The more we do together, the more we learn and grow and it’s been easier adding in more ideas that define chemistry or physics. Plus, we know some experiments are a bit of both too!
I thought this was a great opportunity to take a look at the St Patricks Day chemistry experiments and activities we have tried over the years and put them all together for you!
Now you will have one resource for all things St Patricks theme chemistry!
WHAT IS CHEMISTRY?
Let’s keep it basic for our younger or junior scientists! Chemistry is all about the way different materials are put together, and how they are made up including atoms and molecules. It’s also how these materials act under different conditions. Chemistry is often a base for physics so you will see overlap!
What might you experiment with in chemistry? Classically we think of a mad scientist and lots of bubbling beakers, and yes there is a reaction between bases and acids to enjoy! Also, chemistry involves matter, changes, solutions, and the list goes on and on.
We will be exploring simple chemistry you can do at home or in the classroom that isn’t too crazy, but is still lots of fun for kids! You can check out some more chemistry activities here.
WHY ARE HOLIDAY SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS SO MUCH FUN?
You probably wonder why you see so many holiday or special occasion theme activities out there, including science and STEM. Well, the simple fact is that kids love the novelty of different holidays. Adults do too I have found!
Each holiday comes with its own set of characteristics that make it unique and something to look forward to. Switching up basic science experiments and activities with holiday colors and theme items is an amazing way to practice and learn new things with the same concepts.
Here’s a good example. You can make a regular baking soda and vinegar eruption anytime. However, for St Patricks Day chemistry experiments you can try it in a rainbow of colors and even in little black pots.
Now you get to practice chemical reactions but in a new way that will get the kids excited all over again. Each time you repeat a science concept, there will be something new to learn and see! Sometimes all it takes is a little food coloring to change the theme!
Keep your eye out at the dollar store for fun but reusable items that can easily change up your science experiments. Have you seen all our St Patricks Day theme slimes, we are masters at this concept.
ST PATRICKS DAY CHEMISTRY EXPERIMENTS
Remember this is a collection of our favorite St Patricks Day chemistry experiments and activities. Make sure to click on the links or pictures provided to learn more about each individual chemistry activity!
We have so many fun and unique slime ideas for St Patricks Day, that it is hard to share just one. So here’s a collection of them all. Can you believe we still have a couple more to add? Slime is totally chemistry.
All our slime recipes use one of our 4 basic slime recipes that are actually pretty interchangeable once you find a favorite.
You read about this St Patricks Day chemistry activity above, and the kids always love it! A classic baking soda and vinegar science activity with an amazing St Patricks Day theme!
Because option one wasn’t enough, we have a slightly different version that can also include erupting gold coins and plenty of glitter.
Learn how to grow crystal with a St Patricks Day theme for cool chemistry! Learn about solutions, suspensions, and crystals!
Sometimes, all you need is to give a science experiment a fun name like this one! Polishing leprechaun gold is all about chemistry but kids enjoy the whole theme!
Explore the science behind dissolving candy and learn a little bit more about why the skittles colors don’t mix. Hint it’s called stratification!
Explore phase changes with melting ice! Help the leprechaun free his missing gold.
If you want everything rainbow and rainbow theme for St Patricks Day (and spring) this is it! We have science and STEM for all things rainbow including rainbow slime, rainbow eruptions, rainbow crystal projects, and my favorite rainbow walking water!
We have had a blast checking out St Patricks Day rainbow science experiments and hope you do too! I will leave you with a few more St Patricks Day STEM resources below because it’s important you also learn all about LEPRECHAUN TRAPS!
A few more fun ideas to get you making and creating this St Patrick’s Day! Keep on the lookout for some fun physics heading your way too.
TRY OUR AWESOME IDEAS FOR ST PATRICKS DAY CHEMISTRY EXPERIMENTS!