St. Patrick’s Day Activities & Ideas For Kindergarten

St. Patrick’s Day Activities & Ideas For Kindergarten

March is a month full of excitement, including St. Patrick’s Day, which is always on March 17th, and the first day of spring, which falls on March 19th in 2024. In this article, we will dive into some of the best St. Patrick’s Day activities and ideas for kindergarten-aged children so they can have fun celebrating and decorating for this holiday at school or home.

St. Patrick’s Day Activities & Ideas

St. Patrick’s Day activities help children build vocabulary, practice fine motor and math skills, and have fun. Some of the activities on our list are things that your child can do independently or in groups with other students or their siblings without parental assistance, while others require a teacher or parent to assist in completing the activity.

1. Reading St. Patrick’s Day Stories Together

You can read stories aloud about leprechaun adventures and mischief and other St. Patrick’s Day symbols to engage and entertain your child while they expand their vocabulary. Reading aloud with children is a good calming activity to do after playtime or before bed.

2. Leprechaun Information Flip Book

This is a good follow-up activity to do after you and your child have read some St. Patrick’s Day stories about leprechauns together. For this flip book, your child will write (or dictate to you what they would want to write) about three categories: what leprechauns do, what they have, and what they are. This activity helps your child get more familiar with writing.

3. Sight Word Rainbow Coloring Sheet

This activity helps your child learn the colors of the rainbow as they practice fine motor skills and sight word recognition. Outline a rainbow and label each row by writing what color it should be, then let your child color in the rainbow with the correct color in each row.

4. St. Patrick’s Day Words Book

Make a booklet with a different St. Patrick’s Day word and picture on each page. Examples of words and pictures you can use include:

  • Gold coins
  • Horseshoe
  • Leprechaun
  • Rainbow
  • Shamrock

Make sure there is enough space on each page for your child to color in the outline of the word and the picture of the word, print the word and trace the word. This improves fine motor skills and supports your child in the early stages of reading and writing.

5. Skittles Rainbow Graph

Give your child a mini bag of Skittles candy and have them sort the Skittles by color on a sorting sheet to create a rainbow. After sorting the Skittles, your child will make a graph and data set that represents how many Skittles of each color there are.

6. Paper Plate Leprechaun Craft

This activity gives your child a chance to practice fine motor skills and follow directions in a way that is engaging, and the result is a cute leprechaun face you can put up as a St. Patrick’s Day decoration.

To make a paper plate leprechaun, you and your child will need the following supplies:

  • Black, green, and yellow construction paper or card stock
  • Black marker
  • Glue stick
  • Googly eyes
  • Leprechaun Hat Template
  • Orange tissue paper
  • Paintbrush
  • Paper plates
  • Scissors
  • Skintone-colored paint

First, flip the paper plate bottom-up and put on a light coat of paint for the leprechaun’s face. Set the plate aside to let the paint dry.

While you are waiting for the paint to dry, cut or tear the orange tissue paper into small pieces. You do not need to measure the pieces but try to make them all roughly the same size, about the length of the outer rim of the plate.

Once the paint on the plate has dried completely, spread glue on the outer rim of the paper plate, one small section at a time. Slightly fold the pieces of tissue paper like an accordion and stick them onto the plate. Cover about three-quarters of the outer rim of the plate with tissue paper to form the leprechaun’s beard.

Next, use the Leprechaun Hat Template to trace the leprechaun’s hat on green construction paper and cut it out. Then use a thin piece of black construction paper for the belt and yellow construction paper for the buckle. Glue the belt and the buckle onto the hat, then glue the hat onto the top of the plate where there is no tissue paper.

Finally, glue on the googly eyes and draw the leprechaun’s nose and mouth with a black marker.

7. Construction Paper Four-Leaf Clovers

Let your child practice tracing four-leaf clovers on green construction paper and then cutting them out. You can use these as simple decorations on your fridge or windows or add sight words to each clover to make flashcards that will help your child begin learning how to read.

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We serve students and families in the following communities:

  • Coral Springs
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We use a hands-on, developmentally appropriate curriculum to teach kindergarten students English language arts, math, and science, as well as social studies. Financial aid in the form of several scholarships is available for families who need assistance. Fill out an online application or call us at (954) 746-5437 to learn more about enrolling your child at JLP Inspiring Minds.