Bring some luck of the Irish into your preschool. Ten preschool St. Patrick’s Day activities are below to help you plan your special day!
St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Preschool
Even if you aren’t Irish, your little one may enjoy celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with some preschool St. Patrick’s Day activities. You have the flexibility to make it as big of a celebration as you would like.
The preschool St. Patrick’s Day activities included in the list cover many different skills your preschooler needs. Most of them work on fine motor skills which are needed before your little one can tie her shoe, zip her zipper, brush her teeth or hold a pencil.
There are a few different tasty treats included to help bring some rainbow fun to snack time. Little ones love to get into the kitchen and help out. Encouraging your little one to help make her snack not only teaches her about food, but also about food preparation while working on other skills like rainbow patterns, pouring carefully, or threading cereal on a chenille stem.
Preschool St. Patrick’s Day Activities
Make a Rainbow Slushie
They are easy (and fun) to make. They use one ingredient and can help your little one with many different skills.
Find out how to make them here.
Create a Rainbow Suncatcher
Beautiful any time of the year, but rainbow suncatchers bring a bit of color to your dreary winter (or spring) windows.
A simple tutorial can be found here.
Read St. Patrick’s Day Books
Help your little one to learn about St. Patrick’s Day through stories. We have a book list to help you get started.
Make a Leprechaun Trap
After reading, “How to Catch a Leprechaun” your little one will want to make a trap. This is a great opportunity to use up old boxes, containers, scrap paper, etc. Talk with your preschooler about how she will get the leprechaun to go into her trap and how she will get the leprechaun to stay in her trap.
Enjoy some other preschool St. Patrick’s Day activities while waiting for a leprechaun to come and test out your trap.
Pretend to be a Leprechaun
Make a simple leprechaun hat and have your little one play with it for hours. A craft that can then be used as an item to play with is always worthwhile.
Here is an easy leprechaun hat tutorial.
Preschool St. Patrick’s Day Activities Sheets
From tracing the shape to first name practice to counting and writing activities, there are many different activities for your little one to enjoy.
Grab the FREE St. Patrick’s Day sheets here.
Make a Rainbow Treat
Put a mini marshmallow on the end of a chenille stem. Using fruit circle cereal, create a rainbow by threading the cereal on the chenille stem. You may need to put two or three of each color on the stem to fill the chenille stem. Place another mini marshmallow on the other end of the chenille stem.
Magic Milk Rainbow
Put milk in a bowl or a plate with higher sides. Pour in some milk so it covers the bottom of the bowl. Add drops of food coloring all over the milk. Using a toothpick or cotton swab, dip it in some dish soap. Touch the cotton swab to the milk and watch as the colors swirl as the milk moves away from the cotton swab.
Marshmallow Rainbow Painting
Clip clothes pins onto marshmallows (or cotton balls). Set out a plate with the colors of the rainbow. Have your little ones hold the clothespins without pinching them, and paint. This is one of the preschool St. Patrick’s Day activities that are sure to bring a smile to your little one’s face.
St. Patrick’s Day Sensory Box
Green lentils, colored rice, cotton balls, sand, homemade *green* snow, the possibilities are endless as to what to add to your St. Patrick’s Day sensory box. You can add different colored items to have your little one make a rainbow or add gold coins. If making a dry sensory box, you can print off the St. Patrick’s Day freebie from above and hide the pieces in your sensory box to reuse the activity in a new way.
St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Preschoolers
Preschoolers love to celebrate. Bring the joy of St. Patrick’s Day to your homeschool. Plan out your March homeschool lessons with some of these wonderful preschool St. Patrick’s Day activities.