It’s that time of year again and spring is on the horizon. It should be warming up soon and St Patrick’s Day is around the corner. To help you celebrate the occasion with your toddlers and preschoolers we’ve put together some of our favourite activities for you and them to enjoy together. So here you go our pick of the most fun St Patrick’s Day for Preschoolers and Toddlers to enjoy with you.
St Patrick’s Day Activities
We have lots of different activities, from baking to learning so why not try some of these below and enjoy.
Make Soda Bread
If you only do 1 thing and nothing else with your little ones it’s got to be to make some delicious and easy soda bread. The recipe is so simple and you can see our little one got right involved with it and had fun kneading the dough and then of course eating it afterward.
St Patrick’s Day Rhyme
We love singing rhymes and songs and this set of Shamrock Puppets you can make ahead of time and then use to sing along with the rhyme 5 Little Shamrocks (watch it below). We have even more songs and rhymes for St Patrick’s Day to sing with your little one including lyrics and videos.
St Patrick’s Day Game
Games are always fun as you get to spend time together with your little ones as well as them learning to take turns, how to lose and also how to win gracefully. This FREE Printable St Patrick’s Day Board Game is fun to play and easy too. Ideal for a quick few minutes together to calm down or to start your day.
Why not add some reading to your St Patrick’s Day activities with our Best St Patrick’s Day Books for Toddlers and Preschoolers.
St Patrick’s Day Letter Match
Support your toddlers and preschoolers as they learn with this FREE Printable St Patrick’s Day Upper and Lowercase Letter Match Activity. With your toddlers work on just the letters that make up their name, with preschoolers introduce as many as you think they will know and add in a few more to help extend their vocabulary.
Rainbow Sensory Play
Set up some simple St Patrick’s Day rainbow fun with homemade playdough. This recipe for Jell-O playdough is ideal as not only do you get fantastically bright colors but each ball of dough also smells amazing too! Add in some gold coins, pots and let your child enjoy.
Make your Own Rainbow Game
Get your little ones involved in making your own game. These 2 had so much fun creating this rainbow game to find the pot of gold at the end of it as well as coming up with their own activities to do when they landed on each of the colors. Why don’t you have a go with your little ones as well see how to make your own rainbow board game and follow the instructions.
Looking for more ideas for toddlers and preschoolers to do these are from some of our favourites sites:
- St Patrick’s Day Sensory bin
- St Patrick’s Day Sensory tub coin hunt
- Leprechaun gold alphabet sensory bin
- Pot of gold sight word activity
- Shamrock number line scavenger hunt
- Shamrock maths race
Others Ideas for St Patrick’s Day
- Rainbow Snacks and Treats for Toddlers and Preschoolers
- Shamrock Crafts
- Rainbow Activities and Ideas for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.