40+ MAGICAL St. Patrick’s Day Crafts

Looking for St. Patrick’s Day Crafts?

 

I have over 40+ St. Patrick’s Day crafts and activities for you! Inside this article, you’ll also see some FREEBIES!

 

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Activity #1: Leprechaun Paper Plate Craft

 

This St. Patrick’s Day craft is TOO fun and simple to make.

 

Paper plate crafts are cute, simple, and the kids love doing them! This one is great too because the kids can use them to play afterward.

 

 

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

B. Set-up

 

Use a knife (parents will do this step) to make a hole in the paper plate and cut the middle circle out. Paint it orange! Make a hat shape out of green cardstock paper. Then, make a rectangle on black paper and a square on yellow paper for the buckle on the hat.

Cut out the objects on the cardstock paper and put them together to create the hat you see above! You’ll have to poke a hole in the square and cut the middle out to make it look like a buckle!

C. Activity

 

Once the paint dries on the plate, glue the hat on the plate using hot glue! Then, glue a popsicle stick to the back of the plate to hold it up to their face! Have fun pretending to be a leprechaun!

 


Activity #2: Lucky Charms Learning Pack

 

Using Lucky Charms for a St. Patrick’s Day activity is a MUST.

 

This year, I created a FREE Lucky Charm Learning Pack for you!

 

lucky charm sensory play

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

Click here for your FREE Lucky Charms Learning Pack

 

fine motor tools

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B. Set-up

 

It couldn’t be easier! Print off the learning pack pages and play! In the pack, I have a marshmallow sorting activity (as you see above) as well as a marshmallow graph.

 

C. Activity

 

1. Sorting activity

 

Cut out the labels and tape them to green cups. Dump the lucky charms into a sensory bin! Have your little ones sort the marshmallows in the correct cups.

 

2. Graph

 

Have your kids sort the marshmallows by type. Then, they should place them on the graph. Show them how to tell how many there are on the graph!

 

This is a great way to introduce graphs to your kids. This is a fun activity that involves treats and small numbers!

 

RELATED: Teaching Resources

 


Activity #3: Pot of Gold Plate Craft

 

Creating a pot of gold is a great St. Patrick’s Day craft!

 

It’s amazing what you can do with a simple paper plate. The kids will LOVE this pot of gold craft!

 

pot of gold paper plate craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

 

foam sharock stickers

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B. Set-up

 

Draw a semi-circle on a paper plate and cut it out. Paint the bottom of the plate black. Create some waves on yellow cardstock!

 

C. Activity

 

Have your little ones use markers to create the colors of the rainbow on the handle of the paper plate! Then, glue yellow cardstock to the back of the paper plate so it shows a little.

 

Hot glue some gold coin to the yellow cardstock paper to look like treasure! Lastly, add a shamrock sticker on the front!

 


Activity #4: St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Treats

 

This St. Patrick’s Day activity will get your kids SO excited!

 

These graham cracker treats couldn’t be easier! The kids can help make them as well.

 

rainbow treats for kids

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

airhead xtremes

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B. Set-up

 

Break a graham cracker in half and spread vanilla frosting on it!

 

C. Activity

 

Have the kids place an Airhead Xtreme on the vanilla frosting and several mini marshmallows on each side to look like a rainbow!

 


Activity #5: Fruit Loop Rainbow Threading

 

Threading activities are great for fine motor development! This St. Patrick’s Day activity is a fun way for your kids to work on these skills.

 

Adding a snack into activities has always worked wonders for me. The kids get so excited to participate!

 

fruit loop threading rainbow

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

rainbow pipe cleaners

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B. Set-up

 

Bend a pipe cleaner just slightly! Then, place one end of the pipe cleaner into a marshmallow.

 

C. Activity

 

Have the kids thread the Fruit Loops on the pipe cleaner. They should follow the colors of the rainbow in order. When they finish threading, place the other end of the pipe cleaner in the other marshmallow to look like a rainbow!

 

RELATED: FUN Fine Motor Activities for Kids 

 


Activity #6: St. Patrick’s Day Color by Code

 

This is a little bit of a different St. Patrick’s Day craft, but I wanted to add it in.

 

This FREE color by code St. Patrick’s Day activity is a fun way for kids to work on numbers.

 

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • Color by Code sheets
  • crayons
  • markers

 

Click HERE to grab your FREE St. Patrick’s Color by Code

 

B. Set-up

 

Print off the sheets that you want to use!

 

C. Activity

 

Make sure your child understands how to read the key at the top of the page. Then, they will color each number in the picture based on what the key says.

 

These are my kid’s favorite out of all the printables I create. They love revealing the picture at the end!

 

RELATED: Holiday Printables

 


Activity #7: Leprechaun Fork Painting

 

Have you ever tried fork painting? It’s such a fun process art project!

 

The kids will love making leprechauns for a St. Patrick’s Day craft.

 

fork painted leprechauns

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • paint
  • cardboard/paper
  • forks
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • googly eyes

 

B. Set-up

 

Draw a leprechaun face on cardboard or paper and paint it!

 

C. Activity

 

Have your little one use a fork to paint on the leprechaun’s beard! They will dip the fork into the orange paint and place it down to make prints all over.

 


Activity #8: Fingerprint Shamrocks

 

This simple St. Patrick’s Day craft will be one you keep!

 

Fingerprint crafts are always so fun and easy for the kids to do. I love seeing their little prints on the paper.

 

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • black paper
  • paint
  • shamrock shape
  • masking tape
  • paint tray

 

B. Set-up

Use masking tape to attach the shamrock shape to black paper! Then, add paint to a paint tray.

C. Activity

 

Have the kids make prints ALL around the shape on the paper! They will also need to make print around the shamrock shape for it to appear.

 

Once they are done, use clean hands to peel off the shamrock shape. The kids will love seeing the shamrock appear!

 


Activity #8: Sensory Bottles

 

These St. Patrick’s Day sensory bottles are easy to put together.

 

Watching the objects move through the bottles is so calming. It’s also really cool to see the differences in how the objects move in each one.

 

This is a great sensory activity for toddlers and babies because they can’t put anything in their mouths.  You can also glue them shut to make sure the top won’t come off! 

 

 

 

How to do this activity

 

1. Materials you need

 

sensory bottles

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2. Set-up

 

In the sensory bottle, dump 3/4 of the clear glue into the bottle and fill the rest of the bottle up with water. Leave a little room at the top so the items can move around. Drop-in your objects and shake them all up. See how the glue and water interact to make the objects slow down. You can also use hair gel to see if there is a difference in how fast it goes.

 

3. Activity

 

Shake and flip around to watch the objects move around! This activity is great to help calm and relax kiddos!

 

RELATED: Sensory Activities for Kids

 


Activity #9: St. Patrick’s Day Bingo

 

Looking for a simple St. Patrick’s Day activity for the kids at school or at home?

 

Bingo is a great first game to introduce to kids because they learn how to follow the rules of a game, they learn vocabulary words, and you can even work on beginning sounds for children who are old enough!

 

st patricks day bingo

 

How to do this activity

 

1. Materials you need

 

Click here to grab your St. Patrick’s Bingo Cards– 10 different cards included

 

mini erasers st patricks

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2. Set-up

 

Print off how many cards you need! I provide 10 different cards with the same objects in the set, just in different spots :). Cut out the playing cards.

 

3. Activity

 

Have one player pull the cards out of a bowl. They will say what’s on the card and show the card to all the players (this helps toddlers and preschoolers). They will place their game piece on the picture that is called. The object is to get 5 in a row horizontally, vertically, or diagonally! 

 

Once this happens, they will say BINGO! You can play until the entire card is filled or start back over.

 

RELATED: ABCDeeLearning’s Teachers Pay Teachers Store

 


Activity #10: Skittles Rainbow Activity

 

This St. Patrick’s Day activity is SO fun to watch.

 

This never gets old. The kids were amazed to see the results. It’s so neat to watch the colors come to the middle!

 

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

white plate

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2. Set-up

 

On a plate, create a circle shape with the Skittles!

 

3. Activity

 

Pour warm water on the Skittles and watch the colors slowly start to move towards the middle to create a rainbow.

 


Activity #11: Ripping a Rainbow

 

Ripping paper is another great way to work on fine motor skills. This St. Patrick’s Day craft turns out so cute.

 

We wanted to remember that moment and how she told us she was at peace by creating our own rainbows!

 

ripping rainbow activity

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

 

construction paper

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B. Set-up

 

Create a rainbow shape on the white cardstock paper and cut it out. Have the kids begin to rip the different colored construction paper.

 

C. Activity

 

Once the kids rip the paper, have them start to glue the construction paper on to form a rainbow! This is an excellent fine motor activity.

 

RELATED: FUN Fine Motor Activities for Kids

 


Activity #12: DIY Rainbow Abacus

 

Looking for another rainbow idea? This St. Patrick’s Day craft and activity helps the kids work on counting skills.

 

It’s fun for the kids to put together too!

 

DIY Rainbow Abacus

 

 

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

 

colored beads

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B. Set-up

 

Form large round circles with the white Play-Doh to make the clouds for the rainbow. Stick the pipe cleaners in order of the rainbow in the Play-Doh.

 

Then, thread 10 of the same colored beads on the pipe cleaner then stick the other end in the Play-Doh. Repeat this for all the colors!

 

C. Activity

 

Have the kids count the colored beads! They can practice counting to 10, 20, or all the way to 60!

 

This is a festive and fun way for the kids to work on some fine motor skills and count!

RELATED: How to Teach your Toddlers Numbers

 


Activity #13: Recycled Rainbow

 

Creating a recycled rainbow is such a fun St. Patrick’s Day craft.

 

They come in handy for so many activities! Plus, It’s a free way to teach your kids! We collected a bunch of TP rolls to do this recycled rainbow activity!

 

recycled rainbow activity

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

pouring cups

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B. Set-up

 

Set up the TP rolls on the cardboard in a rainbow shape. I didn’t glue any of these down, to be honest, it would take along time to do that and it worked just fine without it.

 

Dump the rainbow rice into separate bowls so it can be poured in easily!

 

C. Activity

 

Have the kids use the pouring cup to scoop and pour the colored rice into the correct spots to make a rainbow! Pouring and scooping are great practice life skills.

 

Continue pouring and scooping to make the entire rainbow. Once it’s all done, you can lift the TP rolls up to see what it would look like! It’s so cool to see the final product!

 

rice rainbow

 

Once you are done, put the rainbow rice into a ziplock bag! It can be kept for months to play and do other sensory activities with!

 

RELATED: The BEST Sensory Bins for Kids

 


Activity #14: St. Patty’s I SPY

 

I SPY activities have become a staple for us for each holiday/season! The kids enjoy searching for the objects and seeing if they can find all of them before the other one can.

 

This St. Patrick’s Day activity is perfect if you need a minute to get something done.

 

I SPY

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

Click here for your FREE I SPY printable

 

B. Set-up

 

Print off the I SPY sheet and grab a marker!

 

C. Activity

 

Go through each of the objects on the sheet and have the kids find them on the sheet. Once they find one, cross it off with a marker, so they don’t go back to the same one. Have them write the amount there is on the line!

 

RELATED: Teaching Resources 

 


Activity #15: Rainbow Colored Pasta

 

I’m not going to lie. I was intimidated to make rainbow pasta.

 

On Instagram, people post their beautiful pictures of rainbow pasta/rice. I thought it would be too time-consuming and difficult.

 

But I was wrong, and I’m so happy I gave this one a try! It’s perfect for St. Patty’s Day!

 

rainbow pasta activity

 

How to dye pasta:

 

A. Materials you need:

 

liquid watercolors

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B. Set-Up

 

Dump 1 cup of pasta in a ziplock bag.  Add in a generous amount of liquid watercolors in the bag. Make sure to close the bag and shake until the colors cover all the pasta!

 

Line some baking sheets with parchment paper (for easy clean-up) and dump the pasta onto the sheet to dry!

 

*Liquid watercolors tend to dry quickly, which is a good thing when you have eager hands ready to play! After about a half-hour, they should be good to go.

 

C. Activity

 

Help your child learn with this bin by talking about the rainbow’s colors, how a rainbow forms, and work on color sorting by adding bowls and scoops!

 


Activity #16: Gold Coin Alphabet Sensory Bag 

 

This sensory bag St. Patrick’s Day activity is MESS FREE!

 

It makes my heart so happy to hear those words. We do many activities around here, and when something is mess-free, it makes my life so much easier.

 

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

B. Set-up

 

Dump a little bit of alcohol on a cotton ball to remove any labeling on the bag. Write the letters you want your little one to work on with a Sharpie.

 

Dump hair gel into the bag. I typically get two bottles of gel, so make sure there’s enough gel inside to squish around. Also, place a plastic coin inside.

 

C. Activity

 

Have your child push the coin through the bag to find specific letters. You can tell them one to push it towards, or they can tell you each time they get to a letter!

 

RELATED: Alphabet Activities for Preschoolers 

 


Activity #17: St. Patty’s Writing Tray

 

Writing trays are a frustration-free writing activity for kids! They don’t have to stay within the lines, and they can just try their best to learn how to form the letters.

 

This is a fun St. Patrick’s Day activity for kids to practice handwriting skills.

 

st patricks tracibles

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

Click here to grab your St. Patrick’s Day Tracibles

 

circle tray

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B. Set-up

 

Print off the letters you want to work on, so your child knows how to create each letter! Then, in a tray, dump some green and gold-colored sprinkles in.

 

C. Activity

 

Your child can use a paintbrush to create the letters in the sprinkles, or they can use their fingers. They should identify the letter that you place in the tray then create it! Repeat for all the letters.

 

RELATED: Handwriting Activities for Preschoolers 

 


Activity #18: Decorate a Shamrock

 

Looking for a simple St. Patrick’s Day craft? Decorate a shamrock!

 

You just dump the supplies in the organizing tray, and they can pick what they want to use to decorate the shamrocks!

 

decorate a shamrock activity

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

kwik paint sticks

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B. Set-up

 

Place the materials you have in an organizational tray! This is an easy way to clean up as well!

 

C. Activity

 

Let your little ones pick what they want to add to their shamrocks! They can make fun designs, or they can even work on creating patterns!

 


Activity #19: Lucky to be Me!

 

Having good self-esteem is crucial for ALL of us. This activity is a great way for kids to start thinking about some positive characteristics they see in themselves.

 

It’s also be used to talk about things that are positive in their lives, like family and friends.

 

lucky to be me activity

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • My FREE Lucky to be Me printable
  • crayons
  • pencil

 

Click here for your Lucky To Be Me printable.

 

crayons

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B. Set-up

 

Print off the worksheet and grab your crayons!

 

C. Activity

 

Give your little ones some examples of positive characteristics like being kind, honest, friendly, and loving. You can write the ideas that they come up with inside the rainbow. You can also talk about things to be thankful for and write those down.

 

If your little one is old enough to write, they can practice their handwriting and spelling skills for this one!

 

RELATED: Teaching Resources

 


Activity #20: Edible Fingerpaint Rainbow

 

Making your own rainbow is such a fun St. Patrick’s Day craft!

 

I am going to share with you a way that you can do this activity with edible fingerprint!

 

edible finger paint rainbow

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

food coloring set

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B. Set up

 

In a muffin tin, add two-three tablespoons of cool whip and drop 2 drops of food coloring in each spot! Mix with a spoon.

 

Also, draw a pot of gold at the bottom of the paper with a black marker!

 

C. Activity

 

Have your little one dip their fingers in the red color and put it on the paper! They should make a strand for each color of the rainbow.

 

When they are done they can have a small treat by trying the edible paint!

 


Activity #21: Scavenger Hunt

 

Trap the leprechaun with this fun St. Patrick’s Day craft and activity!

 

My kids are obsessed with scavenger hunts! It’s probably one of their favorite activities to do. It doesn’t matter even matter if it’s for post-it notes, they go crazy for them!

 

I decided to come up with a little scavenger hunt for St. Patrick’s Day to hide some treasure for them!

 

leprachaun trap

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

foam paint brush

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Click here for your FREE Scavenger Hunt Clues

 

B. Set-up

 

Print off the scavenger hunt and set up the clues where they need to go around your home! Also, set out the treasurer at the last spot!

 

C. Activity

 

Have your little ones say the first clue or you can read it for them! They should try to figure out the answer to the riddle! Then, head to the next spot until you go all the way through the hunt to find the treasure!

 

RELATED: Teaching Resources

 


Activity #22: Rainbow Fizzy Pots of Gold

 

I love a simple science experiment! The kids love them too. Our favorite easy science experiment is fizzy activities!

 

It’s great too because most likely, you have all the things you need for this one right at home!

 

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

B. Set-up

 

In a sensory bin, add several pots of gold. We did one for every color of the rainbow. Add in a few drops of food coloring to each pot! Then, place a tablespoon or two of baking soda in each pot to cover up the food coloring!

 

C. Activity

 

Dump 2 cups of vinegar into a measuring cup. Have the kids slowly add in the vinegar to each pot. They can also dump it in along with you if you have two measuring cups to see the colors flow together! 

 

RELATED: How to Teach your Toddler Colors

 


Activity #23: Salt Painting Shamrocks

 

Salt painted shamrocks are perfect to make as a St. Patrick’s Day craft.

 

The colors turn out amazing each time. It’s also so cool to watch the watercolors flow through the salt.

 

salt painted shamrocks

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

watercolor set for kids

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B. Set-up

 

With a pencil, draw a bunch of shamrocks on cardboard. Then, outline your drawings with glue and dump salt ALL over them. Make sure to do this on an art tray, so it’s easy to dump the excess out in the trash.

 

You will need to let this dry once you completed this step. It takes a few hours. I tend to do this at night, so it’s ready to paint in the morning, so the kids don’t have to wait. 

 

C. Activity

 

Use watercolors to paint the salt! You can stick with one color, or you can try different colors. No matter how you do it, it will turn out beautiful.

 


Activity #24: Marbled Shamrocks

 

This St. Patrick’s Day craft has such a fun process!

 

Marbling shamrocks is a fun and simple setup! The kids will love how they turn out.

 

marbeled shamrocks

 

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

food coloring

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B. Set-up

 

On cardstock, create a shamrock shape and cut it out. On an art tray, spray some foam shaving cream and drop in a few drops of food coloring. Use a toothpick to spread the food coloring throughout the shaving cream.

 

C. Activity

 

Place the shamrock into the shaving cream mixture and gently press down to make sure the entire shape gets the mixture on it. Pull it up and place it on an art tray!

 

Use a paintbrush to brush off the extra shaving cream to reveal the colors underneath! Let them dry on the tray.

 


Activity #25: Growing Rainbow Experiment 

 

This St. Patrick’s Day activity is SUCH a hit with the kids!

 

It’s really cool to watch the rainbow grow.

 

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • paper towel
  • markers
  • art tray
  • cups
  • water
  • scissors

 

B. Set-up

 

Rip off one sheet of a paper towel and fold it in half. We used the Bounty brand since it soaks up better than other brands.

 

Cut the paper towel just a little bit!

 

Use Crayola brand markers to color bands of the rainbow on either side of the paper towel. Do this on both sides of the paper towel.

 

C. Activity

 

Grab two small cups of water. Dip either side of the paper towel into the water. Make sure that only a little bit of the paper towel is in the water on both sides.

 

Watch to see the rainbow grow to the center!

 

This is such a cool experiment and is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!

 


Activity #26: Pom Rainbow Craft

 

I just love seeing the colors of the rainbow. This craft is SO fun and colorful.

 

Painting with poms is the perfect supply to make a rainbow for a St. Patrick’s Day craft.

 

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • poms
  • clothespins
  • paper
  • washable paint
  • paint tray
  • markers
  • glue
  • cotton balls

 

B. Set-up

 

Draw a rainbow using markers on a piece of white paper. Then, add the same color paints to a paint tray. Lastly, put some clothespins on pom-poms and place them into the paint.

pom rainbow craft

C. Activity

 

The kids will use color matching skills to dab the poms on the rainbow! This is a fun way for the kids to paint.

 

It’s an excellent fine motor activity as well! After they are all done creating the colors on the rainbow, add some glue at the bottom of each side.

 

The kids will place white cotton balls at the ends to make the clouds for the rainbow!

 


Activity #27: Rainbow Cutting Craft

 

Cutting activities are important for kids to work on and they improve fine motor skills!

 

This simple rainbow craft is great for cutting practice and it’s a cute St. Patrick’s Day craft for kids.

 

rainbow cutting activity

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

B. Set-up

 

Create a cloud shape and cut it out! Then, create the rainbow by cutting strips of colored paper.

 

Attach the colored paper to the back of the cloud by using tape or a glue stick. Lastly, draw some lines on the strips. You can create them as easy or hard as you’d like depending on the skills of your little one.

 

C. Activity

 

Have your child use scissors to cut along the lines you created! They should try to stay on the lines the best they can.

 

To make it easier for them to cut, tape down the cloud to a flat surface.

 

RELATED: Kindergarten Activities for Kids

 


Activity #28: Rainbow Name Craft

 

Name crafts are a great way for kids to practice building their name!

 

This rainbow craft is easy and fun for toddlers and preschoolers to do for St. Patrick’s Day.

rainbow name craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • construction paper
  • glue stick
  • scissors
  • marker

 

B. Set-up

 

Create a cloud shape from white paper and cut it out. Then, make strips of colored paper for the rainbow!

 

Create the amount of strips that your child will need to build their name.

 

C. Activity

 

Either you or your little one can write the letters of their name on the strips of paper! They will then use a glue stick to glue them onto the cloud in order of their name.

 

Add a face to the cloud if you want!

 

RELATED: Easy and Fun Activities for Toddlers

 


Activity #29: Painted Pom Rainbow 

 

Have you ever tried using cotton balls for painting? This activity is a little different and SO much fun!

 

This is a fun St. Patrick’s Day craft for kids that’s SUPER easy to set up.

 

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • cotton balls
  • liquid watercolors
  • cups
  • art tray
  • droppers

 

B. Set-up

 

Set the cotton balls up in a tray in a rainbow shape. Then, in cups add liquid watercolors or food coloring and water together.

 

rainbow cotton ball craft

 

C. Activity

 

Have the kids use medicine droppers or fine motor droppers to squeeze the liquid onto the cotton balls.

 

They should do it in order of the colors of the rainbow! They will love seeing the colors soak through the cotton balls!

 

This is such a fun craft for St. Patrick’s Day!

 


Activity #30: FREE 10+20 Frames

 

My daughter is in kindergarten, and I knew she would be working on different ways to write or see numbers.

 

But, what I didn’t realize is how much she would be working with 10 frames! I decided to create a fun St. Patrick’s Day-themed 10+20 frame activity for both my kids to practice this skill since it’s something schools WANT students to know.

 

10+ 20 st patricks frames

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

Click here for your FREE St. Patrick’s 10+20 Frames

 

do a dot markers

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B. Set-up

 

Print off the 10 frames you want to work on! Also, get out your supplies you want them to build numbers with.

 

C. Activity

 

Your child should use the manipulative that you chose to create the number. They should place one item in each of the squares. Before beginning, have them say the number, so you know they understand it first!

 

RELATED: Addition Activities for Kids

 


Activity #31: Shamrock Alphabet Match-Up

 

If you have been following along on my Instagram account, you know my love for foam shapes! I use them for SO many activities.

 

If you don’t follow along, you should! My Instagram handle is @abcdeelearning. I post daily learn and play activities!

 

They are great for learning, crafts, and even active learning and games! This specific activity is an alphabet match-up lesson that works on matching upper and lower case letters.

 

alphabet match shamrocks

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

easel paper

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B. Set-up

 

Trace the shape of the foam shamrocks onto the easel paper. You can use different colored markers to do this to make it colorful for St. Patrick’s Day! Write an upper/lower case letter in each shamrock. On the foam shape, write the opposite of what you wrote on the paper!

 

C. Activity

 

Your child will sort through the shamrocks to find the match for each letter! Have them identify each letter and say if it’s upper or lower case.

 

RELATED: Alphabet Activities for Preschoolers

 


Activity #33: Sticky Wall Rainbow Activity

 

Sticky wall activities are ALWAYS a hit! It’s so fun to watch the objects stick to the wall!

 

This pot of gold rainbow activity is perfect for a St. Patrick’s Day craft! This can be done at home or in the classroom!

 

rainbow sticky wall activity

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

 

colored masking tape

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B. Set-up

 

Cut a piece of contact paper off to create and peel the paper off. Grab some painter’s tape and stick it up to the wall with the sticky side facing out.

 

While you are doing this step, have the kids start ripping or cutting pieces of colored construction paper out!

 

Lastly, create a semi-circle on black construction paper to be the pot of gold!

C. Activity

Have the kids place the construction paper on the sticky wall in the shape of a rainbow! Also, they will place the pot of gold, plastic coins and cotton balls on the sticky wall to create a rainbow with treasure at the end of it!

 


Activity #34: Shamrock Counting Mats

 

You will come to learn foam shapes are my go-to for activities. I’ve been loving how you can do several different learn and play activities with them!

 

I’ve done puzzles, done active learning activities, and much more with these shapes! I am going to share a counting activity we did recently.

 

shamrock counting mats

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

green sparkly poms

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B. Set-up

 

Write the numbers that you want to work on with your child on the shape. I focused on numbers 10-20 with my 3 year old!

 

C. Activity

 

Your child should identify the number first. Then, have them count out that specific number of items and place them on the shape.

 

RELATED: How to Teach your Toddler Numbers

 


Activity #35: Muffin Counting

 

I love using supplies that I have around the house for learning activities. They are simple to set up, and it’s free, can’t beat that.

 

Muffin tray counting is an excellent fine motor activity for kids that gets them working on number recognition and counting skills.

 

muffin counting

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

 

tweezers for kids

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B. Set-up

 

Print off the muffin tray printable, cut out the circles, and place them inside the muffin tray. You can mix the numbers up or keep them in numerical order.

 

C. Activity

 

Your children will use the tweezers or their fingers to pick up the poms and place the correct amount in each circle! They should tell you what the number is and then count out loud.

 

RELATED: How to Teach your Toddler Numbers

 


Activity #36: Alphabet Coin Match

 

I love mixing sensory and learning activities! The kids are always engaged in the learning when I set up something special for them.

 

One of my favorite sensory fillers is rainbow rice! It’s actually pretty simple to put together.

 

alphabet coin match

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

Click here for your FREE St. Patrick’s Day ABC Match Printable

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B. Set-up

 

On plastic coins, place a dot sticker and write the letters of the alphabet on them. Print off my FREE alphabet printable. In a sensory bin, dump the rainbow rice and add in the coins.

 

C. Activity

 

Have your little ones dig through the rainbow rice to find the letter coins. When they get to one, have them say the letter on it, then find the letter on the printable and match it up. Repeat for all the letters of the alphabet!

 


*How to create rainbow rice*

 

a.  Dump 1 cup of rice into a ziplock bag.

 

b. Add in a few drops of food coloring or liquid watercolors.

 

c. Close the bag and shake it up until it’s covering all the rice

 

d. On a baking sheet, place parchment paper down and dump the rice onto the paper to dry. Make sure to spread it out to dry quicker.

 

e. Repeat this process for all the colors you want to do!

 

RELATED: The BEST Sensory Bins for Kids

 


Activity #37: Lucky For You Craft

 

This simple fine motor activity is the perfect St.Patrick’s Day craft for kids.

 

It’s also a cute gift to give someone special during the month of March!

 

lucky for you craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • construction paper
  • glue stick
  • Lucky For You Printable

 

Click HERE for your FREE Lucky For You Craft

 

B. Set-up

 

Print off the resource and have your kids start ripping construction paper!

 

C. Activity

 

The kids will rip different colors of green construction paper to fill in the shamrock.

 

They will create different sizes of ripped paper to fill the whole shamrock in. They will use a gluestick to add the pieces on!

 

RELATED: Holiday Printables

 


Activity #38: Rainbow in a Jar

 

Here’s a simple experiment that’s perfect for St.Partick’s Day!

 

Make a rainbow in a jar using just a few supplies that you have right at home.

 

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • jar
  • water
  • foam shaving cream
  • food coloring
  • water
  • cups
  • droppers

 

B. Set-up

 

Add water to a jar and fill it almost all the way up! Top the jar off with some foam shaving cream.

 

In cups or small bowls, add a few drops of food coloring and a little bit of water. You want the color to be vibrant so the more water you add the more it dilutes it.

 

C. Activity

 

Use the droppers to drop the colored liquid on top of the shaving cream. Do this in order of the rainbow. It will end up mixing together, but you’ll be able to see the separate colors for a bit!

 

Watch the colors slowly sink down into the water!

 


Activity #39: Salt Painted Rainbow

 

Salt painting is REALLY addicting. Once you try it, you’ll want to find many different ways to do it.

 

This St. Patrick’s Day craft version is so much fun because all the colors of the rainbow look so pretty together.

 

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • card stock paper
  • watercolors
  • paintbrush
  • salt
  • glue

 

B. Set-up

 

Draw some rainbows with a pencil on the paper. Then, outline it with glue! Lastly, dump salt on top of the glue.

 

 

salt painted rainbow craft

 

C. Activity

 

You can either wait for the salt to dry or you can do this activity right away. The kids will use watercolors to paint the colors of the rainbow!

 

Once they do that, they can use blue watercolors to paint the background of the white paper for the sky!

 

Watercolor painting is always so pretty! This is a must-try activity for the spring.

 

RELATED: Spring Crafts and Activities

 


Activity #40: Handprint Rainbow

 

This may be the cutest St. Patrick’s Day craft that we have done yet!

 

I LOVE handprint crafts. This time, I used both my daughter and my son’s handprint for this one, which was adorable!

 

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • cardboard/larger paper
  • washable paint
  • paintbrush
  • cardstock paper
  • scissors
  • glue
  • paper
  • tissue paper

 

B. Set-up

 

Paint your child’s hand red and have them make a print on a piece of white paper. Make sure to press down their hand to show the entire hand on the print.

 

Repeat this process for each color of the rainbow.

rainbow handprint craft for kids

 

C. Activity

 

Once the handprints are dry, the kids can glue them in order of the rainbow on the cardboard/paper.

 

Draw a pot of gold using black paper. Then, have the kids scrunch up some yellow tissue paper to make the “gold” for the pot!

 

Add some fun St. Patrick’s Day stickers if you’d like!

 


Activity #41: Sponge Shamrocks

 

Use my free printable to do this fun craft or other fun shamrock crafts for St. Patricks’ Day!

 

This sponge painting craft is fun and easy for kids to do.

 

sponge shamrock craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • washable paint
  • sponges
  • scissors
  • paint tray
  • cardstock
  • Shamrock Printable

 

Click HERE for your FREE Shamrock Printable

 

B. Set-up

 

Print off my shamrock shapes and cut them out. Use masking tape to tape them on paper.

 

Then, cut a sponge up into 6 different strips for the rainbow colors!

 

 

 

C. Activity

 

Have the kids dip the sponges into the paint and make prints all around the shamrock shapes! Make sure they get close to the shamrocks to see the whole shape show up.

 

Once they are done, peel off the shamrocks to show them what it looks like!

 

RELATED: Holiday Printables

 


Activity #42: Rainbow Lava Lamps

 

Lava lamps are ALWAYS a hit with the kids. It’s actually pretty cool for the adults too.

 

I had to try a rainbow lava experiment for a St. Patrick’s Day activity.

 

 

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • cups/sensory bottles
  • baby oil
  • water
  • liquid watercolors/food coloring
  • Alka Seltzer

 

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B. Set-up

 

Pour the cup/sensory bottle up halfway with baby oil. Add 1/3 cup of water to each one.

 

C. Activity

 

Add some liquid watercolors/food coloring to each cup/sensory bottle. The last step is to drop 1 Alka Seltzer tablet into each one.

 

Watch the lava lamps go! This is such a fun and simple activity.

 


Activity #43: Puffy Paint

 

Puffy paint is fun and easy to make! The kids will love how it feels once it dries.

 

I have a few fun St. Patrick’s Day craft ideas for you with puffy paint.

 

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • glue
  • foam shaving cream
  • food coloring
  • cardstock paper
  • construction paper
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • googly eyes
  • glitter

 

Click HERE for your FREE Shamrock Printable

B. Set-up

 

Make the puffy paint by mixing equal parts glue and foam shaving cream. Then, add the color food coloring that you would like and mix it all together.

 

Create a leprechaun’s face using construction paper and paste it to a piece of white cardstock. I draw a beard in with a pencil for the kids to use to know where to make the beard to.

 

You can also use my FREE shamrock printables to create shamrocks too!

 

C. Activity

 

Scoop out the puffy paint using a spoon. Then, have the kids use a paintbrush to spread it out around the picture!

 

You can add some fun St. Patrick’s day glitter, sprinkles or confetti to decorate the shamrocks!

 

Wait for it to dry (this usually takes a few hours). Then, have the kids feel it! It’s a fun process art activity.

 


Activity #44: Sponge Shamrocks Part 2

 

Clearly, you can see that I love using sponges for crafts! This is another fun way to make shamrocks.

 

This St. Patrick’s Day craft is a must-try! I love it combines rainbows and shamrocks.

 

 

rainbow shamrock craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • sponges
  • paint
  • Sharpie
  • paint tray
  • paintbrush

 

B. Set-up

 

Draw a heart shape on a sponge and cut it out. We made a few of these because we wanted to do a few different colors.

 

 

C. Activity

 

Paint the sponge green or even use rainbow colors! All you have to do is paint the colors of the rainbow in order on the sponge.

 

To make a shamrock, you’ll start making the center print first. Then, you’ll do both sides. The bottom of the sponge should line up with the bottom of the print from the ones you create.

 

Use the bottom of the heart sponge to make the bottom of each shamrock by making a line.

 

Use black paper for green and use white paper for the rainbow colors!

 


Final Thoughts and Conclusions

 

St. Patrick’s Day crafts are just way too fun! All of the colorful rainbow activities are some of my favorite activities I have done with my kids.

 

I hope you have found some activities that you can do with your kids. What activities do you love to do with your kids to celebrate?

 

I’d love to hear what your favorite craft/activity was in the article. Let me know in the comments below!

 

Happy Learning

 

Deena

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