These St. Patrick’s Day activities for kids are adorable, fun, and easy to make! Kids will love these activities! Fun for classrooms or home! Use these St. Patrick’s Day educational activities to build a thematic unit surrounding everyone’s favorite lucky holiday.
I often think of St. Patrick’s Day as a holiday for adults, but kids can have fun on this day to!
This year, I’m making it my mission to make St. Patrick’s Day more of a thing in our house. We’ll be doing a lot of fun St. Patrick’s STEM activities, but we also love these fun St. Patrick’s Day activities that are a little less science-focused.
Don’t Miss: St. Patrick’s Day STEM Activities
WHAT ARE THEMATIC UNITS?
A thematic unit is simply a collection of educational tools around a central theme. Thematic units can contain a variety of educational topics, including science, social studies, language arts, math, engineering, art, and more.
I like to teach with thematic units because I feel like kids tend to engage with subjects more when they have a fun theme. Plus, who doesn’t like bringing a bit of holiday flair into the classroom?
You can use many of these activities in self-guided centers for your kids, including math centers, literacy centers, STEM centers, and more.
Benefits of a St. Patrick’s Day Theme
Kids can learn a lot with St. Patrick’s Day thematic unit ideas. This particular unit includes activities for science, art, sensory activities, reading and language arts, counting, math, and more!
Why are Seasonal Activities Important?
There are a lot of thematic units covering evergreen topics. So many that you probably will never reach the end of them. So why bother doing seasonal themes?
I like doing seasonal thematic units with my kids because it adds an educational element to our holiday celebrations. Rather than just doing a seasonal craft, we tailor our reading and math activities to match the current season or holiday.
Seasonal-based activities also provide a way to engage kids who might be bored of learning using traditional worksheets and textbooks. A worksheet with just math facts on it is boring. But if you have to solve the math facts to discover the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, then the math is fun!
CREATIVE ST. PATRICK’S DAY ACTIVITIES FOR A ST. PATRICK’S DAY THEME
Kids will adore these fun St. Patrick’s Day activities! So colorful and fun for the end of winter!
St. Patrick’s Day Science Activities
Nothing says St. Patrick’s Day like science (at least at STEAMsational!).
Kids will love making this Rainbow Slime.
Make a Color-Mixing Flower and learn about the light spectrum.
Try these Colorful Fizzing Rainbows and learn about chemical reactions.
St. Patrick’s Day Arts and Crafts
These St. Patrick’s Day crafts are fun for elementary or preschool kids.
The Rainbow Paper Plate Craft is a fun classic St. Patrick’s Day craft.
Try making a St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Mask .
Kids will love Marshmallow Shamrock Painting.
Make a Popsicle Stick Leprechaun Magnet for a project you can keep for years!
Make a Easy Shamrock Puppet Craft for St. Patrick stories.
Kids will have fun making a Paper Plate Pot of Gold .
Make these Magic Leprechaun Rocks as a fun St. Patrick’s Day craft.
The Shamrock Man Craft is super fun!
St. Patrick’s Day Math Activities
These math activities are perfect for St. Patricks Day.
Get a St. Patrick’s Day Math Pack .
If your class loves bingo, try the St. Patrick’s Day Bingo Game Printable .
Preschoolers will like this St. Patrick’s Day Preschool Learning Pack.
St. Patrick’s Day Sensory Activities
Try these St. Patrick’s Day sensory activities with your class.
Complete a Lucky Coin Treasure Hunt .
Make this Rainbow Bead Slime for sensory fun.
The Fluffy Rainbow Slime is so soft and stretchy!
Make Salt Crystal Rainbows and play with crystal textures.