St. Patrick’s Day Preschool Activities

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I have to say I went all out this year for St. Patrick’s Day. We are talking green toilets, green milk, green pancakes. Anything I would turn green I did and you know what the kids LOVED it!! And if they didn’t know the color green they do now. These St. Patrick’s Day Activities are perfect for your older toddlers and preschoolers.  

We did these activities during our homeschool time but they can be adapted for the preschool – PreK classroom.

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St Patrick's Day Preschool Activities

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Book we Read


Listening Skills – Print Awareness- Front and Back Cover – Characters/Setting

St. Patrick's Day Book

St. Patrick's Day Books

St Patricks Day Book

St Patricks Day Book

Morning Meeting

Greeting: Students greet the person sitting next to them and they give them a fist bump. 

Share: Something you have enjoyed doing recently.

Social-Emotional: Friendship skills (taking turns, sharing, listening) We use Mind & Heart by Proud to be Primary

Letter: Ll

Music: I’m a Little Leprechaun 

Small Group Activities

Find the Gold– Lay the “X” cards face-up on the table or put them in a pocket chart. Have your kiddos close their eyes while you hid the gold under a card.  The kiddos will then say the letter on a card and flip it over. If they find the gold they are the winner!! **you can pick target letters to use instead of all of the cards

Roll & Write– Kiddos roll the die and write the letter they rolled in the first square. They continue rolling and writing until all of the squares are filled up. When they are done, they can count each letter and determine which has the most/least/same amount.

Arts & Crafts

Cloud & Rainbow– Have your kiddos glue the cotton balls to the paper plate. Then glue the construction paper to the back of the paper plate to make a cloud and rainbow

Fizzy Shamrocks St. Patrick's Day Activity

Fizzy Shamrocks

Prep- cut out shamrock shapes from craft paper, to make the paint mix 1 tablespoon green paint with 3 tablespoons baking soda

Directions- Have kiddos paint their shamrock with the green paint. Once they are done painting fill a small cup with vinegar and using a pipette have them squirt vinegar on their shamrock.  It will start to bubble

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Center Ideas

St Patrick's Day Sensory Bin
St. Patrick's Day Fine Motor Tracing

Keeping some materials at each center and then adding a few extra things based on the theme keeps our centers fresh and interesting for kiddos. You can get a list of what stays at each of our centers by joining our Schoolhouse Resource Library, here

Math– Kiddos sort the gold using number sense.

PlaydoughMake green playdough be sure to add some gold glitter to make it fun.  Have kiddos stamp their name, friends  name, or sight words.

Blocks- Build a Leprechaun Hide Out – stuffed toy leprechaun, pictures of different types of hide outs

Dramatic Play- Top hats, green jackets/vest, tea set, cookies

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You can find all of these activities and more in my Preschool St. Patrick’s Day Unit in my teachers pay teachers store:

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