These 30+ St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Preschoolers make learning about St. Patrick’s Day fun and engaging. Beyond that, it helps kids learn fine motor skills, spatial awareness, and creativity. This is a collection of activities, food, and crafts involving shamrocks, leprechauns, rainbows and pots of gold.
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30+ St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Preschoolers
While many of these activities come from my site, I have also searched the web for great ideas from other bloggers. My goal is to be a great resource for you, so compiling St. Patrick’s Day ideas for kids in one spot should help your search process.
St. Patrick’s Day Clover Art Projects for Kids
Apple Shamrock Stamping Craft – Apple prints are so easy for kids of all ages. Most children love painting activities. This one is simple, but it also incorporates the child’s photo, which makes it a special keepsake for parents.
Simple Paper Four Leaf Clover Craft for Kids – This is an easy St. Patrick’s Day craft for kids. It’s also inexpensive, requiring only a paper cutter, paper, and a stapler. With assistance, preschool-aged kids can help you cut the paper if they have a safe-cutting tool (Amazon affiliate link), but this craft can also be prepped ahead to avoid the cutting stage.
Salt Dough Four Leaf Clover Craft for Kids – Salt Dough is so fun to make with kids. After making it, there are a range of creations to be experienced. St. Patrick’s Day clovers are easily made with a heart-shaped cookie cutter.
Crayon Resistant Shamrock Craft for Kids – Aren’t these beautiful. Kids love the magic that appears once the paint starts flowing.
Fingerprint Shamrock Craft for Kids – This is one of my older crafts, which I should probably update. I still love the idea of preschoolers capturing their sweet and one-of-a-kind fingerprints in the form of clovers.
Trinity Shamrock Craft for Kids – Here’s a great shamrock craft that will help teach kids about the Trinity. If you are a believer, teaching the history of and potential symbolism in St. Patrick’s Day is important. Coffee with us 3 came up with this great idea.
Shamrock Suncatcher Craft – The Best Ideas for Kids have these great suncatchers for St. Patrick’s Day. Kids will probably need your help with the shamrock outline, but you will find a free printable to help. Other than that, this is a great St. Patrick’s Day craft for young kids.
Shamrock Paper-Plate Hat – Isn’t this shamrock hat adorable for preschoolers? They can color, paint, or use stickers to decorate this adorable accessory. Alpha Mom has you covered with a template.
St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Craft Projects for Preschoolers
St. Patrick’s Day Glitter Globes – Turn your kids into a leprechaun and make your own DIY glitter globes for St. Patrick’s Day. Kids and parents will love this keepsake.
DIY St. Patrick’s Day Hat Craft for Preschoolers – Using a few simple materials, preschoolers can create these fun leprechaun hats that they can actually wear. Click through for full instructions.
Leprechaun Paper Plate Craft for Preschoolers – She Knows has the most adorable leprechaun St. Patrick’s Day craft. Prepping the elements will make it easy for preschoolers, but with a safe cutter, they can help with all the components.
Rainbow St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Preschoolers
Rainbow Craft for Young Kids – When I looked at this craft I wondered, “Is it really age-appropriate for preschoolers?” Coloring so precisely might be challenging. It’s true that when young kids try to color these rainbows, they won’t look nearly as good as it does in the picture above. However, it is really a good activity to work on controlling a crayon, marker, or paintbrush. I couldn’t resist including these adorable, smiley rainbows.
Paper Plate Rainbow Crafts for Preschoolers – This simple rainbow craft will be fun for kids to recreate on St. Patrick’s Day. Thank you A Night Owl Blog for this cute idea.
Fingerprint Rainbow Craft – I absolutely love this rainbow craft. It’s beautiful and simple. I suggest drawing light pencil lines on the paper as a guide.
Fruit Loop Rainbow Necklace for St. Patrick’s Day – Messy Little Monsters provides this amazing edible craft that works on hand-eye coordination. Do you know any child that wouldn’t enjoy this activity? I can’t. The only question is whether they will have enough self-control to have enough supplies to create the necklace.
Pipe Cleaner and Button Rainbow Craft – I love this sweet, simple craft from Farmhouse Mama.
St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Activity for Kids – Crafty Morning does it again with this adorable idea. Kids will have fun taping down this 3D rainbow.
Pot of Gold Rainbow Craft – Spot of Tea Designs provides a free printable so you can recreate this craft with your preschoolers. Here’s another Fruit Loops craft that I might snack on too much as they are doing it.
Pot of Gold Paper Plate Craft – Here’s another craft that preschoolers can accomplish. Again, it won’t end up looking as neat and tidy as the feature picture. However, I think this is a great craft idea for St. Patrick’s Day.
St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Preschoolers
A Leprechaun Pees in the Toilet – Here’s a whimsical St. Patrick’s Day activity to do with preschoolers. Come find out how to lure a leprechaun, and delight in watching them laugh at the results.
Crystal Shamrock Craft for Kids – Little Bins for Little Hands has this great St. Patrick’s Day science lesson that preschool kids would love. Growing crystal shamrocks will be educational and exciting.
St. Patrick’s Day Do-a-Dot Printables – Do-a-Dot paint sticks are a great tool for preschool-aged children. They aren’t super messy, and they teach children fine motor skills. Gift of Curiosity has a wonderful collection of St. Patrick’s Day options.
DIY St. Patrick’s Day Scatch-Off Tickets – Are you a parent who loves giving special gifts to your kids on holidays? Here’s a fun DIY present that kids will love.
Magic Milk Science Activity for St. Patrick’s Day – Preschool kids will be enthralled this experiment. It’s a beautiful way to engage kids with science.
Fluffy Slime for St. Patrick’s Day – This St. Patrick’s Day slime is another fun activity for Little Bins for Little Hands. This tactile sensory activity is a great project for preschool-aged kids.
St. Patrick’s Day Sensory Bin – Dried split peas are a brilliant base for this sensory bin. Kids learn through hands-on experience and tactile play. Help them explore their world through sensory bins. This idea comes from I Heart Crafty Things.
Preschool St. Patrick’s Day Food Ideas
Rainbow Pancakes – St. Patrick’s Day rainbow pancakes make for a delightful morning. Get those food colors ready!
Chicken and Fruit Rainbow – Little chicken nugget bites and colorful fruit make for a great, healthy lunch or dinner idea that all kids would enjoy.
Tortellini and Pesto Shamrocks – Tortellini makes the perfect little clovers. My kids loved having this special St. Patrick’s Day meal when they were preschoolers.
Fruit Clovers for St. Patrick’s Day – This healthy snack is a great way to inspire kids to eat their fruit…if they need the inspiration.
Shamrock Pancakes – Turn your heart pancakes into shamrocks with a little food color and placement. This is another fun St. Patrick’s Day breakfast idea for little ones. I don’t think your older kids will complain either.
Green Milk with Lucky Charms – If the morning rush is as real for your family as it is for ours, keep it simple by just adding green milk to your lucky charms. Kids love it.
Rainbow Cake – This rainbow cake was actually my daughter’s birthday cake. I feel like I need to explain that this cake had nothing to do with sexuality. It was a sweet child’s birthday party celebrating the beauty and color of the rainbow.