St. Patrick's Day Preschool Activities

I love holidays and I especially love celebrating them with my kids!  I also love to combine holiday fun with learning.  That is why I am sharing some fun St. Patrick's Day preschool activities and free printables today.

This year I have two preschoolers at home with me and they are 4 and 2.  I like to try and find activities that each of them can enjoy.  With that in mind I have created fun activities that can work for both of them.

 

St. Patrick's Day Preschool Activities

 

Make a Rainbow

These rainbows made out of pipe cleaners are such a great learning activity AND fun.  I found some extra thick pipe cleaners in the discount section at Miochaels'.  Check out this post to see how they were used before in one of our preschool activities.  It is a great activity for dexterity as they mold the pipe cleaners and fit them together.  They also learn about spatial awareness and how things fit together.  It also encourages them to be creative and think outside the "traditional" concept for rainbow colors.

 

       

 

Rainbow Made With Foam

 

      

 

In this activity I cut out ovals in and put them on top of each other.  If your preschoolers are really good at using scissors (or you just want them to practice) they could cut the ovals.  Once I cut all the ovals and layered them on top of each other I showed the kids how I cut it in half to make the rainbow shape.

Then they proceeded to glue each piece to the next until the rainbows were complete.  It's fun for them to see how the shapes they have learned about can make different things.  It's also great for hand eye coordination as they line everything up and place them from biggest to smallest.

 

Grow something green (maybe leprechaun hair?)

 

I taught at a preschool where the kids got to plant grass at the end of February or beginning of March.  That way by the time St. Patrick's Day came around they could trim the "leprechaun hair".  It was always a big hit.

I did not really need grass, but I love to plant herbs to use in my cooking so we decided to go the route of planting something green that they can observe and watch over time. 

It's a great way to introduce some basic scientific concepts.

 

    

First I had them collect some dirt outside.  Then I gave them each a few seeds and showed them how tiny the seeds are.  

 

    St. Patrick's Day preschool activities

Next they planted the seeds in the dirt and gave them some water.  We talked about how they need water and sunshine to grow.  Then we stuck them in the nook above our sink where they will get lots of sunshine and where we can remember to water them.

Each week I will have them make observations and draw pictures in their science journal to see what happens to the seed.

 

St. Patrick's Day preschool printables

 

For the rainbow print you could use stickers, dot markers or fruit loops to put on the circles.  My kids love to eat snacks and count so that's what we are going to do with ours.

 

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I know we are going to have so much fun with these St. Patrick's Day preschool activities.  For more St. Patrick's Day fun with check out this green drink or my decorative free printables.

 

If you use any of these St. Patrick's Day preschool ideas or printables I would love to hear about it.  You can tag me on Instagram #peachtreedr or leave a comment below.  

If you have other printable ideas, let me know. I love to help YOU make life more fun and simple.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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