25 St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Kids

Looking for some fun St. Patrick’s Day activities with a math, science and literacy focus? You’ve come to the right spot. We’ve pulled together 25 of our favorite St. Patrick’s Day activities for kids in one spot. We hope your little leprechauns love them too!

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Literacy St. Patrick’s Day Activities

First up on our list are ten clever ways to practice alphabet letters, sight words, word families and writing.St. Patrick's Day Literacy

Match letters to their sounds in a colorful rainbow match up!

Print our silly “Five Little Shamrocks” rhyme to help pre-readers build their skills.

Kids who are learning sight words will love creating their own Sight Word Rainbow.

Try a shamrock-themed alphabet sticker match up. // I Heart Crafty Things

For hands-on sight word practice, fill a Ziploc with shamrock green paint and play Squish and Seek Sight Words. (This one’s great for alphabet letters and word families too!)

Help kids work on ABC order with a fun, FREE puzzle.

Try a motivating way to practice spelling words: a rainbow salt tray! // Nurturestore

Hands up if you love treasure hunts! Me too. Pull together a simple find and rhyme hunt. // No Time for Flashcards

Practicing word families? Sort them into leprechaun pots!

If your kids are working on their names, turn it into a rainbow.

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Math St. Patrick’s Day Activities

St. Patrick's Day Math

Match up St. Patty’s-themed ten frames, tally marks and numbers with a batch of free printable puzzles! // The STEM Laboratory

Have preschoolers practice counting gold leprechaun coins.

Dig for golden numbers! // Pre-K Pages

Practice patterning with our FREE rainbow popsicle stick cards. (Check out the 16 other awesome rainbow busy bags in this post, too!)

And speaking of popsicle sticks, make some DIY number puzzles. // Powerful Mothering

String green and white beads on numbered shamrocks. // Childcareland Blog

Sort felt shamrocks by size to practice comparing. // Sorting Sprinkles

Need a hands-on way to work on counting coins? Count leprechaun gold with these playful counting cards!

Play an addictively fun round of Roll a Rainbow! // The Stem Laboratory

Science St. Patrick’s Day Activities

Rainbow Science

Grab a bag of Skittles and turn them into a beautiful rainbow.

Make a Rainbow in a Jar. (This one’s a show-stopper!)

Turn ordinary pipe cleaners into crystal rainbows and shamrocks. // Sweet and Simple Things

Make colors magically crawl from one cup to the next. // Parenting Chaos

Whip up a raining shaving cream rainbow. // Mom. Wife. Busy Life.

Have a sweet tooth? Make some shamrock green rock candy sticks. // Paging Fun Mums

Find out why Gobstoppers don’t mix. // Steve Spangler Science

Try a classic science experiment: dancing rainbow milk!

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