Looking for some fun activities to fill your preschool day on St. Patrick’s Day? This post is loaded with 21 preschool activities for St. Patrick’s Day.
21 St. Patrick’s Day Preschool Activities
Most adults don’t celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, and even some preschools are not allowed to celebrate, but I’ll take any reason to have some festive fun with the my preschoolers. Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day is no different.
With stories of leprechauns spreading luck with three leaf clovers and green pancakes for a snack, St. Patrick’s day can be filled with creative traditions that brighten the imaginations of teachers and preschoolers alike.
So go ahead and dive into the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow with these fun St. Patrick’s Day Preschool Activities!
Preschool Activities for St. Patrick’s Day Theme
With 21 ideas saved up for you, I’ve categorized these activities into:
- Process arts and crafts (many in this category overlap with fine motor work).
Preschool Literacy Activities for St. Patrick’s Day
Use recyclables to create the simple Shamrock Letter Matching Game by Something 2 Offer.
This St. Patrick’s Day Pop-Up Card by Stay At Home Educator is a fun craft but also an inviting way to teach literacy skills! Plus, it includes a FREE printable!
Jenny Evolution has put together this awesome book list of 10 St Patrick’s Day Picture Books for your Leprechaun.
St Patrick’s Day Literacy Activities by Stay at Home Educator (myself) has several letter identification activities using materials found at any dollar store!
There are four different ways to play this Leprechaun Letter Identification Game by Stay At Home Educator. Be sure to grab your free printable in the post.
Preschool STEM Activities for St. Patrick’s Day
Add some creative thinking and problem solving to your lesson plans with this Going for Gold with a Leprechaun Trap by Mosswood Connections.
St Patrick’s Day STEM Sensory Bottle by The Educator’s Spin on It is such a clever way to add extra sensory input to your preschooler’s day.
This is practically a no-prep counting and matching, plus patterning, too. Try out Stay At Home Educator’s St. Patrick’s Day Math and a Leprechaun Patter Twist.
This simple Shamrock Counting Game by The Kavanaugh Report is perfect for young preschoolers who need a little extra one-to-one correspondence practice.
What preschooler doesn’t love a game of Hide and Seek! This Gold Coin Hide and Seek by Buggy and Buddy has a clever math twist!
Learn shapes and game skills with this free St. Patrick’s Day Dominoes printable by Stay At Home Educator.
Every holiday party needs a little slime! Try this St Patrick’s Day Slime Recipe by Little Bins for Little Hands and learn all about the science behind slime making, too!
Preschoolers won’t even realize they’re learning science with this St Patrick’s Day Potion Play by Crafty Kids at Home.
Teach all the colors of the rainbow with these FREE Color Sorting Shamrock Mats by Stay At Home Educator.
This Pots o’ Gold Sensory Bin by Stay At Home Educator is loaded with not only sensory input but also math and science. Not to mention it’s so pretty!
Rainbow Science: Exploring Prisms by Buggy and Buddy is just the right introduction to how real rainbows work!
Here are more Easy St Patrick’s Day Math Activities by Stay at Home Educator where all your materials can be found at the Dollar Store.
Work on fine motor skills and patterning skills with this creative green and yellow sensory bin perfect for St. Patrick’s Day by Stay At Home Educator!
Process Art and Preschool Crafts for St. Patrick’s Day
This Five Little Shamrocks: Craft and Song by JDaniel4’sMom is just the right combination of process art and craft, not to mention a healthy dose of language skills, too!
Try a simple St Patrick’s Day Process Art Collage by Stay at Home Educator and add some green and gold to your art activities.
Rainbow Sun Catcher by Messy Little Monster is loaded with fine motor work while creating a colorful craft.
Now this is a creative painting activity! Try Rainbow Painted Toast by Messy Little Monster. The name says it all!
These Torn Paper Shamrocks by Stay at Home Educator are another St. Patrick’s Day craft that encourages lots of fine motor development as children are challenged to tear their paper before using it.
These Sparkly Button Rainbow by Preschool Powol Packets would make sweet keepsakes for parents but are also designed to be a big collaborative art project, too.
Work on that pincer grasp with these Beaded Shamrocks-a Fine Motor Activity by Fun-A-Day.
How about those scissor cutting skills?! Snipped Yarn Rainbow Craft by Stay at Home Educator is just the right combination or process art and St. Patrick’s Day craft, all while seriously working those scissor cutting skills.
Looking for St. Patrick’s Day Preschool Centers?
This is a low-prep printable pack perfect for your St. Patrick’s Day math and literacy centers.
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.