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.
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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.
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WHAT DO KIDS LEARN WITH A ST. PATRICK’S DAY THEMATIC UNIT?
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! If you want more St. Patrick’s Day activities to add to your thematic unit, try making rainbow eggs, a St. Patrick’s Day bouncy ball, or rainbow walking water!
WHY DO SEASONAL THEMATIC UNITS?
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
St. Patrick’s Day Arts and Crafts
St. Patrick’s Day Math and Literacy Activities