Looking for some creative preschool activities for St. Patrick’s Day? From rainbows to all things green and gold, you’ve come to the right place. Here are 20+ free preschool printables for St. Patrick’s Day.
FREE Preschool Printables for St. Patrick’s Day
I love celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in my preschool.
I think it comes from the holiday colors of green, gold, and yellow. Aren’t they the first colors of spring? And with St. Patrick’s Day in the middle of March, the Earth is usually just starting to turn into spring at about the same time where we live.
First, the grassy weeds begin to emerge. Then the crocuses, daffodils, and tulips begin to poke through, and my rhubarb begins to grow new crowns. The light changes a bit, too, and the sun finally has the warmth we’ve been missing all winter. I love the chilly nights that come after day of the spring sun warming my back as I prepare my raised garden beds. These are always such welcoming signs after a dreary and wet winter.
So of course I’m naturally drawn to the green and yellow of St. Patrick’s Day; and isn’t is also the best reason to learn about rainbows and colors in the classroom?
There are so many ideas and ways to teach and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, even if your preschool doesn’t allow for you to celebrate holidays. You’ll be sure to find some fantastic printable activities in this post featuring rainbows and colors, too.
To help you with the classroom planning, this post features 21 of the best free printables for St. Patrick’s Day. From literacy and math to fine motor and color identification, you can plan out all of your St. Patrick’s Day preschool centers right now.
20 St. Patrick’s Day Printables to Complete Your Lesson Planning
For your convenience, I’ve organized these into content areas. This way you can just look at the gaps in your lesson plans and fill in where you need activities!
Read through all the printables for St. Patrick’s Day and you’ll have your preschool lesson plans done in no time at all.
This free gold coin number mat printable is a fun way to teach counting for a St. Patrick’s Day theme. The way it’s designed also allows children to work on their one-to-one correspondence as they play.
Use this rainbow train counting game to teach counting and color recognition, as well as basic graphing. This game is also excellent practice for learning one-to-one correspondence skills.
This fun pot of gold printable counting game helps children with number recognition, counting, writing numbers, and so much more. This printable can be adapted for use with kids at different counting levels.
This St. Patrick’s Day counting activity will encourage young learners to practice counting and number recognition, and will get them up and moving! It’s perfect for toddlers, preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten age kids.
These free pot of gold count and write mats are great for practicing counting and writing numbers from 1-10. They can be printed in color, or you can print in black and white so your kids can color them in and work on color recognition and fine motor skills.
This free pot of gold addition practice printable is a fun way for kids to practice addition within 10, addition within 20, and addition within 30 for a St. Patrick’s Day theme. It comes with three different mats so you can choose which level your preschooler needs to start on.
These free printable rainbow counting number puzzles are a fun way to reinforce numbers and counting for a St. Patrick’s Day theme. This printable can be used for puzzle games, memory/matching games, and more.
This St. Patrick’s Day roll and cover numbers activity is a fun, hands-on way for kids to learn number recognition and number sense. They cover a variety of math skills and are easily adaptable to different learning levels.
This rainbow letters race to the top St. Patrick’s Day printable is a letter identification game that helps preschoolers review letter names in a fun and creative way. This game comes with two versions for you to teach letter order at your convenience.
Use this free St Patrick’s Day ABC Easy Reader book to teach your preschoolers letter recognition. The themes you’ll find in this book are clover, leprechaun, pot of gold, rainbow, horseshoe, hat, and gold.
Practicing compound words with these rainbow matching cards can make the perfect literacy center, small group activity, or even a fun game for ages preK-2nd grade. There are different versions you can use to make matching more or less of a challenge.
Your kids will love practicing CVC words while matching up these adorable rainbows to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. After matching each rainbow together, you can have your kids record their answers on the free recording sheet that’s included in the download.
These rainbow color words playdough mats are a fun and engaging way to learn color words and practice the colors of the rainbow. This free resource comes with a bonus rainbow-making mat to practice putting the colors in rainbow order.
Teach your preschoolers to practice their names with this free shamrock name practice printable. This template is editable so you can customize it to suit your learners’ needs.
Teach letter recognition and beginning sounds with this lucky letters St. Patrick’s Day printable. With this activity you can have your kids work on matching uppercase and lowercase letters or putting the cards in ABC order.
Teach syllables to your students with this St. Patrick’s Day syllable sort game. This printable includes up to four syllables so you can choose what level your kids need to start.
This rainbow alphabet sensory bottle with corresponding letter tracing printable is a quick and easy way to add some sensory fun while working on pre-writing skills. This versatile printable can be used with the sensory bottle, or you can pair it with a large rainbow alphabet sensory bin, or just on its own with a bucket of markers.
Help students practice their pre-writing skills with this St. Patrick’s Day ABC pot of gold printable. There are several ways you can use this printable, such as simple matching or uppercase to lowercase matching.
This free St. Patrick’s Day clover hop printable is a great way to get kids up and moving while they work on their gross motor skills. It can be used for therapy, in the classroom, and at home.
These rainbow shamrock color sorting printable activities are a fun way for young children to practice color recognition and sorting. They’re also an excellent way for them to work on their fine motor skills.
Teach shape names to your preschoolers with this free St. Patrick’s Day dominoes printable. Games like dominoes also help preschoolers differentiate between shapes, learn to make matches, and sharpen their fine motor skills.
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Looking for something to help teach your preschoolers about rainbows, leprechauns and gold coins, as well as letters and numbers?! This St. Patrick’s Day Activity Pack includes six super fun activities and multiple variations of each!
I’m Sarah, an educator turned stay-at-home-mama of five! I’m the owner and creator of Stay At Home Educator, a website about intentional teaching and purposeful learning in the early childhood years. I’ve taught a range of levels, from preschool to college and a little bit of everything in between. Right now my focus is teaching my children and running a preschool from my home. Credentials include: Bachelors in Art, Masters in Curriculum and Instruction.