It’s time to put away the hearts and bring on the rainbows, gold, and leprechauns. We can’t wait to move on to celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with awesome science and STEM! My son’s obsession is to catch a leprechaun. They did leave him gold coins in his leprechaun trap last year. So of course, we also have a full round of St Patrick’s Day science experiments to take advantage of this fun day!
ST PATRICK’S DAY SCIENCE ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS
ST PATRICK’S DAY SCIENCE
When I think of St. Patrick’s Day so many different symbols come to mind. We think of rainbows, shamrocks, gold coins, leprechauns, and everything green! We have put together a huge list of all of these awesome things!
Plus we have a fun St. Patrick’s Day parade just a couple towns over, so it’s a pretty important day here complete with a road race.
One of our favorite things to do for St. Patrick’s Day is to build a leprechaun trap. Just in case leprechauns really are real! This post also includes a printable design and planning sheet plus tons of ideas for creating your own leprechaun traps. A classic STEM activity for this holiday!
BONUS 2: MAKE ST PATRICK’S DAY SLIME
Around here, no holiday or special occasion is complete without a few theme slimes to try out. We have a few super simple St Patrick’s Day slime recipes that can’t be beat. Whether you are making a shamrock green slime, glittery gold slime or super fluffy rainbow slime!
ST PATRICK’S DAY SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS
First, you can start by printing out these unique St. Patrick’s Day challenge cards that include all sorts of great science and STEM inspired projects, activities, and experiments.
You could place each one in a small black leprechaun’s pot! This is also a great idea for the older kids who need less supervision or assistance but like to have an idea to get started with instead.
This coloring-changing milk experiment is always a favorite and is so easy to change up for St Patrick’s Day science. You will need milk, dish soap, green food coloring, cotton swabs and a shamrock cookie cutter.
A fun baking soda and vinegar chemical reaction in a rainbow of colors. You will need black pots, food coloring, baking soda, and vinegar.
Another fun baking soda experiment with a gold coin hunt included! We also made baking soda dough. Supplies needed are black pots, gold coins, baking soda, vinegar, and gold glitter.
This St Patrick’s Day experiment is awesome chemistry for kids! Watch borax crystals grow overnight on these pipe cleaner shamrocks and learn about saturated solutions and crystal formation.
Here is another fun crystal experiment for St Patrick’s Day. Make a simple rainbow from pipe cleaners and grow your own crystal rainbow.
Test the density of water and make a rainbow with this experiment. You will need sugar, water, food coloring, straw, and a tube or narrow vase.
Rainbows are a big part of St Patrick’s Day. Here are several ways you can make a rainbow including with a prism as you learn about the refraction of light.
Have you ever tried to change the color of a flower? Make your own green carnations for St Patrick’s Day science! You will need white carnations, green food coloring, vases or jars, and water.
Leprechauns love skittles! This is an easy to set up science activity that gets really cool results! You will need skittles, water, shallow pan or dish.
BONUS ACTIVITY: Conduct A Skittle Taste Test
Taste the rainbow of skittles colors. Do a blind taste test and use your senses to pick out the flavors. Can you tell which color is which? Only skittles needed!
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A variety of new activities, which are engaging but not too long!
Leprechauns love gold! Grab some dull coins and polish “gold” for the leprechaun as you learn about why pennies have a patina! You will need dull pennies, white vinegar, salt, bowl, and paper towels.
Go on a treasure hunt with this simple St Patrick’s Day ice melt activity. An easy way to explore solids and liquids with your preschoolers. You will need a container of water, and St Patrick’s Day theme items.
ENJOY FUN ST PATRICK’S DAY SCIENCE THIS SEASON!
We hope you have found a few new St Patrick’s Day science experiments to try with your kids!
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