25 St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Kids

Activities for ages 3 to 8.

Looking for some fun St. Patrick’s Day math, science and literacy activities?! 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!

25 Must Try St. Patrick's Day Activities for Kids. Fun math, science and literacy activities for kids. {Playdough to Plato}

Literacy 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.

Grab our FREE writing pack including word wall cards, story prompts and St. Patty’s Day stationery.

Math 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? Play Pot o’ Gold!

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

Science 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!

Free Beginning Sound Rainbows

Be sure to hop over and grab our free beginning sound rainbow puzzles!

Free Beginning Sound Rainbows! What a fun way to help kids practice letter sounds. This would be perfect for a kindergarten or preschool literacy center or ABC game.

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