Celebrate the luck of the Irish with St Patrick’s Day activities, crafts, recipes, games, and more! Read on to find hands-on learning and fun for little ones.
I never appreciated St Patrick’s Day until I was celebrating with kids. For us, it’s a just-for-fun holiday where we take time out for fun and games – and of course, try to catch a leprechaun!
When I was teaching, my kids really got into it. Searching for a leprechaun that snuck into our classroom during lunchtime was a nice break from the regular routine. Now, with my own kids at home, we have more time for educational activities with a fun factor.
In this post you’ll find 30 FUN St Patrick’s Day Activities for kids including:
- STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
- Recipes for Kids
- Sensory Play
You will not find: 10 ways to make your house sparkle with green glitter!
Hey, I love a good leprechaun trap, but let’s not get too wild with the glitter. It always seems like a good idea, but… somebody’s gotta clean up all this glitter!
St Patrick’s Day STEM Activities
1 Build a Leprechaun Trap with simple machines with open-ended STEM activity from The Learning Hypothesis. (pictured)
2 Make a Rainbow in a Jar with this cool science experiment from Play Dough to Plato.
3 Try your luck with a little St Patrick’s Day science with an Ice Melt Experiment from Little Bins for Little Hands.
4 Launch your Leprechaun Balloon Rocket with instructions from Housing a Forest.
St Patrick’s Day Activities & Games
5 Hunt for Gold with a printable St Patrick’s Day Treasure Hunt from Oopsey Daisy Blog.
6 Try your luck at a St Patrick’s Day Rainbow Coin Toss game. Create your own with instructions from I Heart Naptime.
7 This Magic Leprechaun Rocks activity combines the fun of a scavenger hunt with the educational value of a science experiement! Find all the details over on Gift of Curiosity.
8 Play Shamrock Bingo with your friends! (pictured)
9 Make a Catch a Leprechaun Kit with instructions from Inner Child Fun.
10 Have a kid that loves to draw? Try the Leprechaun Directed Drawing activity from Proud to Be Primary!
St Patrick’s Day Recipes for Kids
11 Start your day with Top o’ the Mornin’ Lucky Charms Pancakes with an easy recipe from Betty Crocker.
12 Your kids won’t fall for any naughty Leprechaun Trix, but they will love this St Patrick’s Day Treat Bag with free printable labels from Smart Schoolhouse.
13 Cook up some fun with an easy recipe for St Patrick’s Day Bark from The Inspiration Edit. (pictured)
14 Make an Easy Peasy St Patrick’s Day Dessert with green Jello and (what else?) Lucky Charms with instructions from Mom Trusted.
15 Is St Patrick’s Day a movie night? Enjoy some delicious Leprechaun Popcorn with a yummy recipe from Mom Foodie.
St Patrick’s Day Crafts
16 Create a Leprechaun Hat with popsicle sticks with directions from The Resourceful Mama.
17 Tissue Paper Shamrock from Starts at Eight (pictured)
18 Fun fine motor practice with a Printable Shamrock Lacing Card from Tips from a Typical Mom Blog.
19 Make a pot of gold at the end of your cereal rainbow with this adorable St Patrick’s Day craft from The Bubbly Blonde Teacher.
20 Build your own Leprechaun Trap Craft with a Foam Kit from Foamies. (pictured)
21 Make Shamrock Man! with an adorable throw-back craft from Little Family Fun.
22 St Patrick’s Day Rainbow Craft by Teach Beside Me. (pictured)
23 Turn your craft into a decorative keepsake with these Clay Pot Leprechaun Hats from That’s What Che Said.
24 Make a beautiful Rainbow Shamrock Suncatcher with directions from There’s Just One Mommy.
25 I spy a pot of gold! You will too when you look through the Pot of Gold Telescope. Find this fun rainbow spyglass on Smart Schoolhouse.
26 Sport the adorable Pot of Gold Chain Necklaces you made together with instructions from Crafty Morning. (pictured)
St Patrick’s Day Sensory Play Activities
27 Cook up some Shamrock Slime with a recipe from As the Bunny Hops.
28 Dig into a treasure themed Sensory Bin with instructions from Fantastic Fun and Learning.
29 Create something fun with a St Patrick’s Day Play Dough Tray from Cutting Little Bites.
30 I spy something green inside this Rainbow Rice I-Spy Bottle by Crafty Kids at Home.
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