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!
Literacy St. Patrick’s Day Activities
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.
Grab our FREE writing pack including word wall cards, story prompts and St. Patty’s Day stationery.
Math St. Patrick’s Day Activities
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
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!
Free Beginning Sound Rainbows
As an added bonus to these St. Patrick’s Day activities, be sure to hop over and grab our free beginning sound rainbow puzzles!