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St. Patrick’s Day STEM Activities for Kids

St. Patrick’s Day doesn’t have to be just about crafts! Add a bit of STEM to your St. Patrick’s Day activities 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!

Over 50 fun, hands-on St. Patrick's Day STEM activities for kids! The trick of the Irish can help children learn about so many STEM themes!

My kids absolutely love the St Patricks Day STEM activities on this list and keep asking to do them over and over, even when it isn’t leprechaun season.

Fun and Learning with St Patricks Day STEM Challenges

If your kids love Sy. Patrick’s Day, they will have a blast with these St. Patrick’s Day science, St Patricks Day math, and St. Patrick’s Day engineering activities. Learning has never been so fun!

What is a STEM Activity?

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.

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

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St. Patrick’s Day Banner Decoration Set

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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.

What are Some St. Patrick’s Day STEM Themes?

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

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.

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.

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.

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20+ Magical STEM Activity Ideas for St. Patrick’s Day

Kids will love these hands-on STEAM activity ideas for St. Patrick’s Day! Have even more fun learning and exploring with these St. Patrick’s Day STEAM activities. And of course you’ll want to check out these rainbow 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. Find all our favorite science experiments for St. Patrick’s Day here. And here are more rainbow science experiments to try!

Make salt crystal rainbows in this easy tutorial on how to make crystals without borax.

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

Build your own Rainbow Density Jar!

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

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

This easy sensory slime recipe is a fun way to play with sensory and science at the same time with rainbows, green and other Irish colors!

Who knew science could be so bouncy? The DIY Bouncy Ball did!

Make a rainbow cloud in a jar and learn how clouds work.

Try the Magic Milk Rainbow science experiment and learn about surface tension.

This Fizzing Rainbow experiment is the perfect chemical reaction lesson for kids.

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

Try this Rainbow Naked Eggs Experiment for more rainbow fun.

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

Learn about density when you make this bright and colorful sugar rainbow density tower.

The color changing flowers experiment turns flowers into fun, bright, rainbow colors!

Learn how to grow crystals with salt and celebrate the season with science with these fun pots of gold!

Learn how to flip a rainbow with this simple light refraction experiment.

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 in this circuits for kids activity!

Make a rainbow salt circuit and learn how electricity works this St. Patrick’s Day!

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

Try the complete list of St. Patrick’s Day Coding Activities for even more technology fun this St. Patrick’s Day.

Learn how to make an instant ice rainbow using technology.

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!

And for another twist on trapping those pesky Leprechauns, learn how to make a leprechaun trap right here!

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!

Learn about ratios fractions, and other math concepts in the kitchen with these rainbow recipes for kids.

It takes precision to get this Fluffy Rainbow Slime recipe to turn out right!

Practice measuring and counting while making this Glitter Rainbow Slime recipe.

The St. Patrick’s Day STEAM Lesson Plan Bundle includes other fun math activities and elements to try.

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St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Kids

You can have even more St. Paddy’s Day fun with these other activity ideas!

Check out this list of Saint Patrick’s Day Games for kids.

Here are some St Patrick’s Day STEM sensory bins that little ones can explore this season.

Mix science, sensory, and fun together with these St Patrick’s Day slime recipes.

Try some of these St. Patrick’s Day fine motor activities with little ones to build hand strength and more!

Try these super adorable leprechaun crafts with your classroom or kiddos at home!

Science Subscription Boxes We Love!

Here are some of our favorite science subscription kits to use at home with your science-curious kids or in the classroom!

digital science club subscription for elementary and middle school

Jarring Science Club

elementary stem kit

Mel Science STEM Subscription

If your kids love science, or you are hoping to develop a love of science in kids, check out this list of science experiment kits for kids!

Mel Science Physics Subscription (8+)

little passports science junior

Little Passports Science Junior (5-8)

little passports science expetition

Little Passports Science Expeditions (8-12)

circuit mess stem kit

Circuit Mess STEM Box (11-15)

stem discovery box

STEM Discovery Box

stem spy subscription

STEM Spy Subscription Box

stem quest subscription box

STEM Quest Subscription Box

creation crate subscription box

Creation Crate Electrical Engineering Subscription Box

brick loot subscription box

Brick Loot Subscription Box

electronics creation crate subscription box

Electronics Subscription Box

bits box sciene subscription box

Bits Box Subscription Box

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