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Creative and Fun St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Kids

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. 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.

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!

I often think of St. Patrick’s Day as a holiday for adults, but kids can have fun on this day too!

There are so many fun ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with kids.

Fun St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Kids of All Ages

Whether you’re looking for a St. Patricks Day word search, fine motor activities, St Patricks Day party games, or St. Patrick’s Day STEM activities for the classroom, you will find the perfect activity in the list below.

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Fun Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Kids

March 17th is a fun day to celebrate the Irish, but it’s also a fun excuse to make classroom activities a lot more fun!

Season-based activities also provide a way to engage kids who might be bored of learning using traditional worksheets and textbooks.

These St. Patrick's Day activities for kids are adorable, fun, and easy to make! Kids will love these activities!

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.

Below, you’ll find fun St. Patricks Day activities for kids that will make a St Patricks Day a lot more memorable than an ordinary day in March.

How do you make St Patrick’s Day special for kids?

You can make St. Patrick’s Day special for kids by organizing fun activities, such as:

Dressing up in green: Encourage children to wear green clothing or accessories to get into the festive spirit.

Arts and crafts: Plan St. Patrick’s Day-themed art projects like making leprechaun hats, shamrock decorations, or rainbow crafts.

Treasure hunt: Create a treasure hunt with clues that lead to small St. Patrick’s Day surprises or treats hidden around the house or backyard.

Storytelling: Share age-appropriate stories about St. Patrick’s Day, Irish folklore, or leprechauns.

Baking treats: Involve kids in baking St. Patrick’s Day-themed treats like green cookies, cupcakes, or even a rainbow cake.

Movie time: Enjoy family-friendly movies with St. Patrick’s Day themes, like The Luck of the Irish or The Secret of Kells.

Music and dancing: Play traditional Irish music and teach children simple Irish dances like the jig or the reel.

Outdoor activities: If weather permits, plan outdoor activities like a nature walk to search for four-leaf clovers or a picnic with green-themed snacks.

What are some St Patrick’s traditions for kids?

St. Patrick’s Day has a lot of activities and traditions that aren’t child-friendly, but there are also some fun St Patrick’s Day traditions for kids that will make the holiday meaningful for kids under age 15.

Here are a few ideas for annual traditions to do with your class year after year, or with your kids at home to make the day feel special.

Participate in the fun tradition of trying to trap a Leprechaun! Our fun Leprechaun Trap STEM Activity not only makes a fun tradition, but it also teaches some engineering and design principals along the way!

Check out these fun Saint Patrick’s Day games for kids to get your kids moving and having fun this March even when it’s snowing or raining out!

And check out this other way to make a Leprechaun trap with these instructions on

Here are some other kid-friendly traditions for St. Patrick’s Day:

  • Wearing green
  • Participating in a kid-friendly St. Patrick’s Day parade or creating one for the students at your school and their families
  • Learning about Irish culture
  • Singing traditional Irish songs
  • Cooking or baking Irish-themed treats
  • Playing St. Patrick’s Day themed games
  • Going on a scavenger hunt for hidden treasures
  • Learn about the science of rainbows
  • Host a St. Patrick’s Day party for the kids in the neighborhood
  • Start an annual Irish cultural celebration at your school

What holiday traditions do you do for St. Patricks’ Day with your kids?

What activities can you do for St Patrick’s Day?

You’ll find tons of St. Patrick’s Day activity ideas in our list of St. Patrick’s Day activities below. But if those St Patricks Day activities aren’t enough, you could try some of the following activities on March 17th.

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If you want more St. Patrick’s Day activities to experiment with, try making rainbow rubber egg experiment, a DIY bouncy ball, or walking rainbow experiment!

Creative St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Kids

Kids will adore these fun St. Patrick’s Day activities! So colorful and fun for the big Irish themed holiday on March 17th. We have tons of Activities for St. Patrick’s Day at STEAMsational, and you’ll find a link to all our St. Patrick’s Day Resources below!

St. Patrick’s Day Books for the Classroom

Use these books about St. Patrick’s Day to supplement your St. Patrick STEM activities this March!

leprechaun trap and other st patricks day stem activities

St. Patrick’s Day STEM Activities

exploring the elements gold book

Exploring the Elements: Gold

how to catch a leprechaun book

How to Catch a Leprechaun

say yes to elements book

Say Yes to Elements

the story behind st patricks day book

The Story Behind St. Patrick’s Day

rainbow science book

Rainbow Science

celebrations in my world st patricks day book

Celebrations in My World: St. Patrick’s Day

my country ireland book

My Country Ireland

light makes a rainbow book

Light Makes a Rainbow

exploring the elements gold book

Elements of Chemistry: Gold

St. Patrick’s Day STEM Activities

Nothing says St. Patrick’s Day like science (at least at STEAMsational!).

This St. Patrick’s Day STEAM Lesson Plan Bundle contains 8 complete lesson plans that have a fun St. Patrick’s Day theme.

These printable St. Patrick’s Day Science Worksheets feature all types of science themes related to the March 17th holiday.

Learn How to Make Crystal Shamrocks in this fun St Patrick’s Day Chemistry science experiment.

These hands-on Science Experiments for St. Patrick’s Day are a fun way to brighten the science lab.

Kids can learn how to make a functional trap while trying out this Leprechaun Trap STEM Activity.

Future coders of the world will have a lot of fun with these hands-on St. Patrick’s Day Coding Activities.

These science, technology, engineering, art, and mathSt. Patrick’s Day STEAM Activities provide a fun balance between learning and artistry.

And for even more St. Patrick’s Day activity ideas, you can download our FREE St. Patrick’s Day STEM challenge cards by clicking the image below.

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Kids will love making this Rainbow Slime and bringing an abundance of classroom inside on St. Patrick’s Day.

Make a Color-Mixing Flower and learn about the light spectrum.

Try these Colorful Fizzing Rainbows and learn about chemical reactions.

St. Patrick STEM Activity Resources for the Classroom

Here are some fun St. Patrick’s themed STEM products you can use with your students this March!

leprechaun trap and other st patricks day stem activities

St. Patrick’s Day STEM Activities

unicorn magicoders game

MagiCoders Rainbow Unicorn Coding Kit

st patrick bingo

St. Patrick’s Day Bingo Classroom Kit

diy kaleidoscope classroom steam kit

Kaleidoscope STEAM Kit for the Classroom

clixo rainbow stem pack

Clixo Rainbow Engineering Classroom Set

solar rainbow maker

Make a Rainbow Science Kit

disappearing rainbow science demonstration kit

Disappearing Rainbow Science Experiment

fools gold dig science kit

Fools Gold Science Dig Classroom Kit

leprechaun trap classroom kit

Leprechaun Trap STEM Classroom Kit

St. Patrick’s Day Arts and Crafts

These St. Patrick’s Day crafts are fun for elementary or preschool kids.

This list of Creative Leprechaun Crafts will have your kids asking to make multiple leprechaun crafts this year.

Preschoolers will enjoy trying these artistic St. Patrick’s Day Fine Motor Activities and crafts.

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These ideas for fun St. Patrick’s Day Slime Recipes are one of our favorite crafts to try during the gloomy month of March.

St. Patrick’s Day Sensory Activities

Try these St. Patrick’s Day sensory activities with your class.

Complete a Lucky Coin Treasure Hunt when you make this St. Patrick’s Day slime.

Make this rainbow bead sensory slime recipe for sensory fun.

St. Patrick’s Day Classroom Decorations

Here are some fun St. Patrick’s Day classroom decorations you can add to your classroom this March for festive flair and St. Paddy’s Day pride!

st patricks day wreath

St Patrick’s Day Door Wreath for the Classroom

st patricks day pot of gold classroom decoration

Pot of Gold Tinsel Tabletop Decoration

st patricks day pot of gold rainbow welcome sign

St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Welcome Sign

st patricks classroom decorating kit

St. Patrick’s Day Classroom Door Decorations

st patricks day window clings

St. Patrick’s Day Window Clings for the Classroom

st patricks day door decoration kit

St. Patrick’s Day Door Decorations for the Classroom

rainbow ceiling banner

Pot of Gold and Rainbow Ceiling Hanging

st patricks classroom decorating kit

Lucky Hanging St. Patrick’s Decorations

st patrick classroom decorating kit

St. Patrick’s Day Banner Decoration Set

st patricks day decorating kit for classroom

Colorful St. Patrick’s Day Classroom Decoration Bundle

And check out even more St. Patrick’s Day teaching resources below!

Older kids will have a blast making a light up shamrock.

Of course, you won’t want to miss making rainbow slime for ST. Patrick’s Day! You can also try this glitter rainbow slime recipe or this fluffy rainbow slime recipe.

The Fluffy Rainbow Slime recipe makes slime that is so soft and stretchy!

Make salt crystal rainbow when you learn how to make crystals without borax. and play with crystal textures.

STEM Teaching Resources

These teaching resources will make your STEM classroom more fun and rewarding for your students!

stem activity worksheet

STEM worksheets

Unleash the inner scientist in your students with our STEM experiment kits for elementary kids.

STEM experiment kits

space erasers

Space erasers

planet erasers

Planet erasers

star erasers

Star erasers

science stem noteboooks

Mini science notebooks

science straws

Science crazy straws

science notepads

Science sticky notes

Science themed stickers

stem journal

STEM journal

life cycle puzzles

Life Cycle Puzzles

Teacher Apparel for St. Patrick’s Day

Here are some of the cutest shirts you can wear for St. Patrick’s Day at school!

clover socks

Clover Socks

black clover socks

Black Clover Socks

rainbow slouch socks

Rainbow Slouchy Socks

sequin clover

Sequin Clover St. Patrick’s Day Teacher Shirt

shenanigans coordinator teacher shirt

Shenanigans Coordinator St. Patrick’s Day Teacher Shirt

lucky charms teacher shirt

My Students are Lucky Charms St. Patrick’s Day Teacher Shirt

inclusion st patricks day teacher shirt

Inclusive St Patrick’s Day Teacher Shirt

lucky dandilion teacher shirt

Lucky Clover St. Patrick’s Day Teacher Shirt

have a lucky day teacher shirt

Have a Lucky Day Teacher Shirt for St. Patrick’s Day

st patricks day alphabet teacher shirt

Irish Alphabet St. Paddy’s Teacher Shirt

math clover teacher shirt

St. Patrick’s Day Shirt for Math Teachers

one lucky teacher teacher shirt

One Lucky Teacher St. Patrick’s Day Shirt

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