St. Patrick’s Day can be a lot of fun for young children. This holiday is filled with magic and wonder. There are also a lot of opportunities to learn about history, geography, and culture as you celebrate with your preschoolers this March. Especially with my new Leprechaun printable for kids.
I’m a big fan of theming my preschool lessons and scheduling them to match upcoming seasons or holidays. St. Patrick’s Day presents lots of wonderful opportunities for learning and encouraging your preschool students to engage with the lessons.
Check out my adorable St. Patrick’s Day leprechaun printable activity to get started learning and celebrating with your students this month. This fun build a leprechaun printable will encourage your kids to learn about leprechauns and build fine motor skills too. Plus, I’ve got lots of other fun St. Patrick’s Day activities to share with you including printables and hands-on activities.
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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day With Preschoolers
St. Patrick’s Day is filled with opportunities for learning and celebration with your preschool students! It’s a great time to learn about colors with rainbow activities. You can use this holiday to explore Irish culture and history with your preschoolers too.
Try encouraging your preschoolers to explore Irish cultural traditions like Irish stepdancing and Irish myths including stories about fairies, mermaids, and leprechauns. Then, add a little extra magic to your celebrations this March with some of my favorite leprechaun printable activities and St. Patrick’s Day ideas.
Keep reading to check out my build a leprechaun beard printable and 15 St. Patrick’s Day activities and book suggestions just for preschoolers.
Make a Leprechaun Printable Activity
I love this new Leprechaun Printable Activity! It’s such a fun way to practice numeracy concepts and build fine motor skills with preschool students this March. Your kids can explore numbers one through twenty with this fun St. Patrick’s Day math leprechaun printable.
This printable St. Patrick’s Day activity comes with a cute beard-less leprechaun and themed number cards. All you need to do is grab some small orange pom poms and you’re all set with a fun and festive leprechaun printable math activity for March.
This activity is perfect for the math center in your classroom or as a group activity to practice number sense and counting skills this spring.
Leprechaun Trap St. Patrick’s Day Activity
Check out How To Catch A Leprechaun by Adam Wallace with your preschoolers. Reading this fun book aloud to your kids is a great way to encourage early literacy skills and help your preschool students fall in love with books at an early age.
After reading the book, set up a STEAM project just for your preschoolers by working together to build leprechaun traps. Your preschool students will have a blast trying to catch a magic leprechaun! Leprechauns are sneaky and hard to catch, so your students will need to get creative as they build their traps.
Crafting a special leprechaun trap is also a great way to explore math and engineering concepts with your preschoolers. Learn about simple machines together as you build a very special leprechaun trap for St. Patrick’s Day.
Then, encourage your preschool students to practice handwriting and build fine motor skills with my cut-and-paste Leprechaun Craft printables. I’ve included boy and girl leprechaun templates as well as lined paper to encourage your kids to engage in creative writing.
More Leprechaun Printables and Hands-On Activities
Looking for even more leprechaun printables and hands-on activities for St. Patrick’s Day? Check out more of my favorites and add them to your preschool lesson plans this March.
Shamrock Stack Game
In addition to my leprechaun printable build-a-beard activity, this Shamrock Stack Game is a great way to help your preschoolers practice counting skills and learn to identify numbers too.
You’ll need this Shamrock Stack printable game, small manipulatives (for covering the numbers on your card), and dice. Then, preschool students can roll and cover the numbers they identify.
Rainbow Science Experiment
What goes together better than leprechauns and rainbows? St. Patrick’s Day is a great opportunity to explore colors and color mixing with your preschool students.
Check out my Rainbow Color Mixing Experiment to get started observing and exploring colors with your kids this year. Then, try some of my favorite Rainbow Crafts for preschoolers.
Color Mixing Mats
Another way to explore colors this St Patricks Day is with my free color mixing mats. There are 8 different color mixing worksheets in this set with several variations to meet your students exactly where they’re at. Trace the color words or have your students write down the colors as they explore paint.
It’s the perfect way to practice identifying and mixing primary colors with your preschool students this March.
St. Patrick’s Day Sensory Bottle
Sensory activities help encourage reluctant learners to participate as you practice literacy and numeracy skills in the classroom. Plus, they encourage preschool students to build a brain-body connection and develop hand-eye coordination.
Try my St. Patrick’s Day Sensory Bottle for a multisensory experience that will help your preschoolers practice identifying the letters of the alphabet. This activity will work well in the literacy center in your preschool classroom this Spring too.
St. Patrick’s Day Play Dough Mats
Manipulating play dough is a hands-on activity you can use to help your preschool students practice all kinds of important early learning skills. We can use play dough to explore shapes, colors, letters, and numbers too. Check out my St. Patrick’s Day Play Dough Mats for a fun hands-on way to explore and build fine motor strength.
What’s your favorite St. Patrick’s Day printable or hands-on activity idea for preschoolers? Share your best ideas for celebrating and learning in the classroom and at home in the comments. I can’t wait to read them and try a few of your great ideas with my preschool students too!