These St. Patrick’s Day activities for preschoolers can easily work for older and even some younger children, but I know they are great activities for preschoolers because I’ve used these ideas for years. The themes that I have found work the best for this age group and this holiday are hunting for gold, treasure, and of course, finding magic four-leaf clovers. While I enjoy going deeper into the life of St.Patrick with older kids, I think of these activities as an introduction to the day and its more visual symbols like shamrocks, rainbows, and lucky gold!
St. Patrick’s Day Activities for preschoolers
St. Patrick’s Day Sensory Bin
This is a great St. Patrick’s Day activity for preschoolers and toddlers. Dig, explore and work on a bunch of skills including but not limited to fine motor and hand eye coordination while having fun!
Puffy Paint Shamrock
You have to click through and see the displeased face my daughter makes in the tutorial for this St. Patrick’s Day craft. It still makes me laugh even though she is now a displeased almost 13-year-old!
Excellent fine motor work and it uses what you have on hand, this is a rad little rainbow activity!
Color sorting, counting… and a little eating perhaps but this is an excellent St. Patrick’s Day activity!
Gold Dig Sensory Activity from Simple Play Ideas
Rolling Pin Shamrock Prints
This was so much fun to do. The shamrocks pop up almost like magic!
I don’t think a year has passed without me doing this activity in whatever classroom I am in. It works as a St. Patrick’s Day activity for preschoolers but it is also wonderful for weather lesson plans too.
OK, ok I love marshmallows but so do kids and they don’t eat nearly as many as you think they would.
Rainbow Gelatin Sensory Play
This is one of my favorite sensory play ideas, and it makes a great addition to this list of St. Patrick’s Day activities for preschoolers.
St. Patrick’s Day Sink & Float from Little Bins for Little Hands
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