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St. Patrick’s Day STEM Activities for Kids

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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.

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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!

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WHAT ARE STEM ACTIVITIES?

Bring some STEM activities to the holiday with these hands-on St. Patrick's Day STEM activities for kids!

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
  • Volume
  • Reactions
  • Color mixing
  • Weight
  • Patterns
  • Counting
  • Sorting and classifying
  • Scientific terms
  • Math terms
  • Physics
  • Spatial awareness
  • The scientific method
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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.

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St. Patrick's Day doesn't have to be just about crafts! Bring some STEM to the holiday with these hands on St. Patrick's Day STEM activities for kids!

WHY DO ST. PATRICK’S DAY STEM ACTIVITIES?

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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.

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Even more St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Kids

WHAT ARE THE  BENEFITS OF SEASONAL STEM ACTIVITIES?

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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

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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.

If you love science and love rainbows, then you’ll love making these salt crystal rainbows! Learn how to make salt crystals following these easy instructions! Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day science! #stemed #stemactivities #science #scienceexperiments #stpatricksday #stpatricksdayactivities

Make your own Salt Crystal Rainbow Science Experiment.

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!

Try this Rainbow Slime Science experiment and mix fun with science!

With the rainbow density jar, learn about the density of various liquids in a fun, colorful way! Science has never been so happy!

Build your own Rainbow Density Experiment!

Make this St. Patrick’s Day Slime and add coins for a fun twist!

St. Patrick's Day doesn't have to be just about crafts! Bring some STEM to the holiday with these hands on St. Patrick's Day STEM activities for kids!

Rainbow Bead Slime is a fun way to play with sensory and science at the same time.

St. Patrick's Day doesn't have to be just about crafts! Bring some STEM to the holiday with these hands on St. Patrick's Day STEM activities for kids!

Who knew science could be so bouncy? The St. Patrick’s Day DIY Bouncy Ball did!

St. Patrick's Day doesn't have to be just about crafts! Bring some STEM to the holiday with these hands on St. Patrick's Day STEM activities for kids!

Make a Raining Rainbow and learn how clouds work.

Preschoolers will love this amazing science demonstration on surface tension! This magic milk rainbow science experiment is perfect for little scientists.

Try the Magic Milk Rainbows experiment and learn about surface tension.

If you want to try STEM activities for toddlers and preschoolers, start with easy, fun things! These fizzing rainbows fit the bill perfectly and are easy!

Fizzing Rainbow Science is the perfect chemical reaction lesson for kids.

St. Patrick's Day doesn't have to be just about crafts! Bring some STEM to the holiday with these hands on St. Patrick's Day STEM activities for kids!

The Rainbow Walking Water Experiment is popular with kids of all ages.

St. Patrick's Day doesn't have to be just about crafts! Bring some STEM to the holiday with these hands on St. Patrick's Day STEM activities for kids!

Try this Rainbow Naked Eggs experiment for more rainbow fun.

Learn about how plants drink water with capillary action in this super-fun rainbow color changing flowers experiment! Kids of all ages will love it!

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!

St. Patrick's Day doesn't have to be just about crafts! Bring some STEM to the holiday with these hands on St. Patrick's Day STEM activities for kids!

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!

St. Patrick's Day doesn't have to be just about crafts! Bring some STEM to the holiday with these hands on St. Patrick's Day STEM activities for kids!

Design and make a Perler Bead Rainbow.

Inspired by LEGO Creations by Sara Dees, this LEGO rainbow can be made using bricks you already own! It's harder than you think!

The LEGO Rainbow challenge is harder than it looks!

Build STEM skills in a fun way! The leprechaun trap STEM activity is a fun STEM activity for St. Patrick's Day that kids of all ages will love. Try the leprechaun trap challenge in your classroom or at home! #stemactivities #stpatricksday #kidsactivities #stem

Try the Leprechaun Trap STEM Activity and see if you can catch a leprechaun!

St. Patrick’s Day Math Activities

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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.

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