St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Preschoolers

St. Patrick's Day Activities and Crafts

Here at The Activity Mom we love any excuse to sneak in learning fun. Here are our favorite St. Patrick's Day Activities for Preschoolers and Toddlers:   Making a handprint rainbow is a creative sensory experience. Use paper plates to craft a Pot of Gold purse or play a Pot of Gold Counting Game. Thumbprint Shamrocks are a great way to get creative and make … [Read more...]

Rainbow Q-Tip Painting

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 Having kids at different ages and stages can sometimes be tricky, so I'm always thinking of ways to engage BOTH kiddos (age 6 and age 2) in fun ways.  Pointillism rainbows met that requirement and was a great seasonal activity! First, I drew (freehand... No teasing!) two pots on their papers.  They colored them in. Then, I poured a bit of red fingerprint on a plate and … [Read more...]

Shamrock Shape Puzzle (printable)

Shamrock Shape Puzzle

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with this Shamrock Shape Puzzle!  Simply print the puzzle and cut out the gold shape "coins".  Help your little one glue the gold "coins" onto the correct shamrock. With my 22 month old, I only used the first page (circles, squares, and triangles) to help avoid confusion and overwhelming her.  We will play with the second page at another … [Read more...]

Pot of Gold Craft (giveaway)

Pot of Gold Craft

A pot of gold at the end of the rainbow is the theme for this St. Patrick's Day preschool craft. Your pot of gold can turn into a purse (like ours did), a mailbox to count gold coins into (we tried that too), or a place to keep all of your treasures. Materials: paper plates glue paint or markers construction paper string or yarn Cut a plate in half and glue … [Read more...]

Host a St. Patrick’s Day Tot School

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Ready to host a St. Patrick's Day tot school for your kiddo and their friends? I promise it would be SO much fun!  Let's see some tray ideas! Check out Making Learning Fun for some great printables!  I laminated this letter assessment and put out a bowl of colored chips.  Tots would cover the letter and either say the name or sound. Now this one WAS a little hard, … [Read more...]

St. Patrick’s Day Crafts

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St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner! Ready to get crafty with your tot? Here are some St. Patrick's Day Crafts that your child will love!  I laid out some washable paints and M stamped her hand (over and over and over again!) to make a rainbow. Then we worked together to cut out some pots of gold! This was a colorful addition to her … [Read more...]

Story Starters (printable)

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  With one passionate little writer at home and one who rather eat peas than write, I'm always trying to come up with fun ways to encourage writing.  Usually holiday story starters will do the trick!     Here are a few St. Patrick's Day Story Starters: It was the morning of St. Patrick's Day and I heard.... I couldn't believe my eyes.  There were green footprints all … [Read more...]

Leprechaun, Leprechaun – Action Rhyme

Leprechaun, Leprechaun Leprechaun, leprechaun, Turn around. Leprechaun, leprechaun, Touch the ground. Leprechaun, leprechaun, Point your ears. Leprechaun, leprechaun, Touch your beard. Leprechaun, leprechaun, Tip your cap. Leprechaun, leprechaun, Clap, clap, clap. Leprechaun Leprechaun, Dance a jig. Leprechaun, leprechaun, Smile so big! … [Read more...]

St. Patrick’s Day Activities

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With an Irish crew at home, St. Patrick's Day is always a fun holiday for us! Recently, during a Dollar Tree shopping spree, I lucked out and found the perfect pack of shamrocks. They are sold in sets of 12- 6 dark green and 6 sparkly light green.    These shamrocks can be used for a variety of hands-on learning fun, but I decided to focus on shapes. Using a glue gun, I put … [Read more...]

Felt Shamrock Game

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I saw this Felt Shamrock Game at Along the Way last year and saved it on my to do list. It is such an easy game to prepare and endless amounts of fun. You could also make some blank shamrock patterns for your child to color in as they create their own combination! Visit Along the Way to read more about how she uses this Felt Shamrock Game. … [Read more...]