St. Patrick’s Day doesn’t have to be just about crafts! Bring some STEM activities to the holiday with these hands-on St. Patrick’s Day STEM activities for kids!
St. Patrick’s Day does NOT have to be just for adults. This St. Patrick’s Day, bring the holiday into the classroom with these hands-on, super-fun St. Patrick’s Day STEAM activities for kids!
Kids will love learning about science, technology, engineering, and math with these fun, green, rainbow, shamrock, and leprechaun activities! So adorable and oh-so-fun!
My kids absolutely love the activities on this list and keep asking to do them over and over, even when it isn’t leprechaun season.
Want even more St. Patrick’s Day fun? Check out our list of St. Patrick’s Day science experiments!
ST. PATRICK’S DAY STEM ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS
If your kids love ST. Patrick’s Day, they will have a blast with these St. Patrick’s Day science and St. Patrick’s Day engineering activities. Learning has never been so fun!
WHAT ARE STEM ACTIVITIES?
A STEM activity (sometimes called STEAM activities, too, if there is an art element) are activities for kids that include elements of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. These four elements are the cornerstone of modern careers and scientific advancements.
Children can benefit from completing STEM activities not just because it helps them learn more in the STEM subjects, but also because it helps them see how these subjects are used in the real world.
As a side benefit, STEM activities help children learn to think creatively, logically, and critically about everything they do and see.
STEM activities at the toddler and preschool level focus on exploring, sensing, spatial awareness, cause and effect, counting, sorting, and patterns.
WHAT DO KIDS LEARN WITH STEM ACTIVITIES?
Kids can learn a lot with St. Patrick’s Day STEM activities. Young children can learn topics including:
- Cause and effect
- Color mixing
- Sorting and classifying
- Scientific terms
- Math terms
- Spatial awareness
- The scientific method
The goal of STEM activities at the preschool and toddler level is to explore the world and learn the basics of the scientific method, the creative process, and how to tie all elements of science, technology, engineering, and math together. Sensory bins are the first path toward establishing a love of STEM topics that will last a lifetime.
In addition to establishing a love of science and exploration, St. Patrick’s Day STEM activities help children explore the world creatively and inspires them to ask the big questions that will one day change our world.
WHY DO ST. PATRICK’S DAY STEM ACTIVITIES?
St. Patrick’s Day is traditionally a holiday about rainbows and magic coins, but, you can definitely tie in the STEM elements of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math into your St. Patrick’s Day fun! Learn about the science of rainbows, or engineer your own leprechaun trap!
There are tons of fun ways to learn and play using STEM thinking skills that will help prepare children for a lifetime of critical thinking and logic with these fun St. Patrick’s Day STEAM activities!
Kids are naturally curious, and science and STEM is all about answering those questions that so many preschoolers have about the world.
Through touch, exploration, and research, even the youngest kids can learn a lot about science and how the world works.
Kids who are introduced to science and STEM from the start are more likely to have a love for STEM topics as they continue their school careers and enter into careers as an adult.
If you don’t want the mess of bins, you can also make science discovery bottles for your class for quick science learning.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF SEASONAL STEM ACTIVITIES?
You probably agree that STEM activities are important to do even with the youngest kids. But you may not want to try seasonal STEM activities with your class. There are tons of evergreen STEM activities that you can do, and you’ll probably never run out of STEM challenges. So why bother with seasonal STEM?
I like doing seasonal STEM activities with my kids because it adds an educational element to our holiday celebrations.
Rather than just doing a seasonal craft, we do a few STEM activities that match the current season or holiday. Seasonal-based activities also provide a way to engage kids who might be reluctant to do science or STEM challenges on their own.
Some kids might not want to design an energy-efficient house, but they’d be perfectly happy to build a leprechaun trap for St. Patrick’s Day!
ST. PATRICK’S DAY STEAM ACTIVITY IDEAS
Kids will love these hands-on STEAM activity ideas for St. Patrick’s Day! Have a blast learning and exploring with these hands-on STEM activities.
St. Patrick’s Day Science Experiments
These St. Patrick’s Day science experiments will teach kids about rainbows, colors, density, chemical reactions, and a lot more.
Make your own Salt Crystal Rainbow Science Experiment.
Try this Rainbow Slime Science experiment and mix fun with science!
Build your own Rainbow Density Experiment!
Make this St. Patrick’s Day Slime and add coins for a fun twist!
Rainbow Bead Slime is a fun way to play with sensory and science at the same time.
Who knew science could be so bouncy? The St. Patrick’s Day DIY Bouncy Ball did!
Make a Raining Rainbow and learn how clouds work.
Try the Magic Milk Rainbows experiment and learn about surface tension.
Fizzing Rainbow Science is the perfect chemical reaction lesson for kids.
The Rainbow Walking Water Experiment is popular with kids of all ages.
Try this Rainbow Naked Eggs experiment for more rainbow fun.
The Rainbow Capillary Action Experiment turns flowers into fun colors!
This really is the best Fluffy Rainbow Slime!
If you don’t have shaving cream, try the Glitter Rainbow Slime.
Make Salt Crystal Pots of Gold and celebrate the season with science.
St Patrick’s Day Technology Activities
These St. Patrick’s Day-themed technology activities teach the basics of coding, circuits, and more!
Make a light-up Circuit Shamrock.
This Circuit Rainbow is a super fun technology activity for kids.
Try the complete list of St. Patrick’s Day Coding Challenges for even more technology fun this St. Patrick’s Day.
St. Patrick’s Day Engineering Activities
Learn the basics of engineering with these adorable St. Patrick’s Day engineering activities!
Design and make a Perler Bead Rainbow.
The LEGO Rainbow challenge is harder than it looks!
Try the Leprechaun Trap STEM Activity and see if you can catch a leprechaun!
St. Patrick’s Day Math Activities
Math is a lot more fun when St. Patrick’s Day is involved! St. Patrick’s Day math activities will delight your kids!
Make a St. Patrick’s Day Math Tray.
Younger kids will enjoy Hands-On St. Patrick’s Day Math.
Try these St. Patrick’s Day Math Challenges for 2nd-5th Graders in elementary.
Shamrock Math brings a fun twist to math on St. Patrick’s Day.