St Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and if you are looking for some fantastic books to read aloud and share with your toddlers and preschoolers we have a fantastic selection here that we know you and your little ones will love. So here we go our pick of the best St Patrick’s Day Books for your Toddlers and Preschoolers and you to enjoy together.
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St Patrick’s Day Book for Toddlers
We starting off our selection with books for toddlers specifically. These are easy to read together, generally shorter and have bold and bright pictures. Although your preschoolers will enjoy them too I’m sure. These are picked for quick sit and reads, for your little ones to explore on their own and to help develop vocabulary so here we go our pick of the best St Patrick’s Day books for toddlers.
Baby’s First St Patrick’s Day
First is Baby’s First St Patrick’s Day. Yes, there is baby in the title but this adorable board book is great for your youngest toddlers it has bright large pictures and simple text meaning that you can focus and read exactly what is on the page or extend it to include what is going on more if your toddler is engaged.
You’re My Little Lucky Charm
You’re my little lucky charm is another simple board book, but this time a little longer and with cutouts revealing more about the story. We love the illustrations of these Irish symbols and folk in the book.
The Itsy Bitsy Leprechaun
The Itsy Bitsy Leprechaun is another favourite board book that we think you’ll love. Written in rhyme it’s great for chanting along with your toddlers and preschoolers as the itsy bitsy Leprechaun has a mini adventure with the bold and colourful rainbow.
Looking for activities to do why not check out our St Patrick’s Day Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers for some ideas.
St Patrick’s Day Books for Preschoolers
These books are aimed more towards your older toddlers, preschoolers and into kinder. They are slightly longer, paperback or hardback rather than board books and feature some of our favourite characters as well as introduce a little non-fiction reading to your book basket for St Patrick’s Day.
Ten Little Leprechauns
Counting books are great and if you can find one for the holiday or theme you and your little ones are focusing on then it’s a really good way to help them develop number sense. For St Patrick’s Day, we recommend Ten Lucky Leprechauns counting up from one there is magic in the air as these little Leprechauns find their friends till there are 10.
The Luckiest St Patrick’s Day Ever
Written in rhyme join the Leprechaun family as they celebrate The Luckiest St Patrick’s Day Ever! in this fun picture book. This is a fun read-aloud that you will enjoy as much as your kids. We found ourselves smiling and giggling along with our little ones as we read it aloud. Be warned though it’s definitely not a bedtime book!
How to Catch a Leprechaun
Have you ever seen a Leprechaun? Well maybe there’s a chance after reading How to Catch a Leprechaun I’m sure you’ll agree these mischievous little folk need catching as they have some grand tricks up their sleeves. Will it inspire your little ones to create their own leprechaun trap afterwards I really hope so!
St Patrick’s Day
If you have seen any of our other lists of themed books for toddlers and preschoolers then you will know that we love to include fiction as well as non-fiction and we have a favourite author Gail Gibbons. Well, the wonderful St Patrick’s Day is another favourite to add. More about the history, what happens and how it is celebrated this book is explained and explored in the book.
There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Clover
Another series we enjoy reading is the series based off the classic nursery rhyme “There was an old lady who swallowed a fly”. The St Patrick’s Day version There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Clover is fun and easy to read together. With spring and St Patrick’s Day themed objects the old lady is in for fun.
Pout Pout Fish: Lucky Leprechaun
We’re finishing off with two character books although there are plenty more based on your children’s favourite series. Our pick of them are this first one Pout Pout Fish: Lucky Leprechaun as you follow the Pout Pout fish and his friends trying to find their pot of gold. It’s a fun story and we do love under the sea creatures so this has always been a favourite with our little tots.
Pete the Cat: The Great Leprechaun Chase
Is Pete the Cat one of your children’s favourites? It was here and Pete thee Cat: The Great Leprechaun Chase is so fun to read together. It’s one that my little ones enjoyed reading as they got older and found it very funny indeed. Can you image Pete the Cat has decided to start a Leprechaun catching business what will happen on St Patrick’s Day I wonder! You’ll have to read to see.
More Ideas to Celebrate St Patrick’s Day with your Little Ones
- Rainbow Snacks and Treats to Make Together
- Shamrock Crafts for Tots
- Rainbow Crafts and Activities 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.