St. Patrick’s Day is March 17th! Are you looking for some fun St. Patrick’s Day activities to do with your preschoolers? Lucky for you, we’ve got a few ideas for St Patrick’s Day lesson plans preschool kids love! I have some fun ideas to learn about Ireland and all things St. Patrick’s Day. From rainbow crafts to shamrock math games, your little ones will love these St Patrick’s Day preschool activities!
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Read Books About Irish and St. Patrick’s Day
The first thing you’ll want to do is read some books about Ireland, such as “Maggie’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade” by Dee Lillegard or “Lucky Leprechaun!” by Tori Kosara (both available at Amazon). This is a great way to add to your St. Patrick’s Day lesson plans with stories and learn about Irish history.
After reading, talk about what you learned and ask your preschoolers some questions like:
– What is Ireland famous for?
– Why do people celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?
– What color is the Irish flag?
– Do they have leprechauns in Ireland? If so, what do they look like?
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St Patrick’s Day Preschool Activities and Crafts
Next, get crafty! Try out this easy rainbow craft with playdough. Kids will love rolling playdough and assembling these colorful rainbows.
Or make some rainbows and practice color recognition of the colors of the rainbow! Simply cutting and gluing? You can draw the lines for them to get started, and then they fill in the rest with coloring paper! This would be the perfect afternoon activity!
Or how about making some shamrock cut-outs out of paper? You could even make them into a shamrock garland by getting some green ribbon and those shiny plastic shamrocks at the Dollar Tree!
And don’t forget about those leprechauns! You can find a bunch of free online worksheets or use the learning pack. These are just a few St Patrick’s Day lesson plans preschool kids will enjoy doing to celebrate this green holiday.
Speaking of, grab this free St. Patrick’s Day pack for your kiddos! You get about 9-10 pages of dot marker worksheets and 2 scavenger hunt pages, one for littles and one for little bit biggers.
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Eat Cute St Patrick’s Day Themed Snacks
ish up some fun St. Patrick’s Day snacks for your little ones to enjoy! You can find lots of recipes online, but we love these Shamrock cookies! They’re easy to make and perfect for a homeschool afternoon St. Patrick’s Day snack!
No St. Patrick’s Day celebration would be complete without green food! You can make traditional Irish dishes like Colcannon or Shepherd’s Pie, or add food coloring to pancakes, oatmeal and other foods to make them green!
And don’t forget…an easy way to celebrate the day is with Lucky Charms. Eat it for cereal, make them out of pancakes, or make rice krispy treats with them.
Play Some St Patrick’s Day Music
Want to add a little music to your preschooler’s day? Try out these fun Irish songs, like “Irish Washerwoman” or “When Irish Eyes are Smiling.”
One of the greatest Music Curriculum Creators is called Music In Our Homeschool. They have a wonderful curriculum pack just for holiday celebrating that also includes St. Patty’s Day.
You can learn all about Music Lessons for Holidays & Special Days! And do a fun and easy music lesson with your elementary students to prepare for different holidays and special days throughout the year!
How does it work? Simple! Gena has done all the work for you in these music lessons. You read the lesson and push the play button for the music and for the video lesson, and that’s pretty much all there is to it!
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Do Fun St Patrick’s Day Math Activities!
Don’t forget about St. Patrick Day ideas for math! Of all the St Patrick’s Day lesson plans preschool kids do, I think math is exceptionally critical to include in just about anything.
And if you want to add some St. Patrick’s Day math to your preschooler’s day, try counting the yellow gold pieces on each pot of gold!
This counting activity of little leprechauns and green shamrocks is perfect for toddlers or young children learning how to count. I love these inside this St. Patrick’s Day Preschool Learning Pack because it uses different colors, so you can talk about color recognition too!
Kids will also learn counting 1-10, skip counting by 2s, and skip counting by 10s! And you’ll have color math game to play too, plus a lot more fun.
Such easy St Patrick’s Day preschool activities your little learners will enjoy!
St. Patrick’s Day Literacy Practice
This themed learning pack helps kids with their literacy skills too!
Letter-tracing practice for print and cursive, letter recognition for lower and upper case letters, a variety of letter writing practicing such as R=rainbow and letter R practice, and much more with worksheets and flashcards!
You also get scissor cutting practice! There are quite a few pages for scissor cutting for your little one, whether in preschool, kindergarten, or even first grade. With pots of gold and four-leaf clover, it’s a fun way to practice fine motor skills and add to your literacy center.
I don’t know about you, but my preschooler, Scout, absolutely loves cutting stuff. Sometimes, I’ll even just hand him and old coloring book and let him have at it!
Play St Patrick’s Day Games
You can also play indoor and outdoor activities! Round out your St. Patrick’s Day lesson plans with some fun games. Here are two different scavenger hunts you can download for free right here!
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You can play an outside game to find the leprechauns’ gold! Hide some “gold” around your house and have kids go on a scavenger hunt to find it. You could even leave out clues in rhyme form to make it more fun!
You can find tons of free (and paid for) St Patrick’s Day preschool activities and games to play that does and doesn’t include papers or worksheets. I hope these games will get your started, though.
Play “Pin the Pot of Gold on The Rainbow”:
You’ll need just a few supplies for this game: green paper (or construction paper), black marker, tape or sticky tack to hold up the rainbow poster and a blindfold: You can also just use a green marker to draw the rainbow if you don’t have one already.
Step One: Cut out your shamrock shapes from paper, and write numbers on them (one through six).
Step Two: Using black marker, draw the outline of a rainbow on poster board or construction paper.
Step Three: Tape or sticky tack the rainbow poster to a wall.
Step Four: Blindfold one player and spin them around a few times.
Step Five: Have them try to pin the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!
St Patrick’s Day Lesson Plans Preschool Kids Will Love!
And lastly, don’t forget to wear the color green so you won’t get pinched! Now you have everything you need for a fun and festive St. Patrick’s Day preschool theme lesson plans. St Patricks Day is the perfect time to tie in preschool lessons for little learners and kids of all ages. These are just a few of my favorite ways to celebrate!
Don’t forget to download your free printables too! See you next year with more of my favorite St Patrick’s Day preschool activities!