5 St. Patrick's Day Activities

Looking for ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with your students? These five learning activities are perfect for pre-K to 4th grade and will make the holiday even more fun!
St. Patrick's Day is coming up soon and to begin your children learning about St. Patrick's Day, I'm going to share with you some of my favorite go-to activities to get in the Irish spirit.

If you're looking for some fun and engaging learning activities to keep your Pre-K to 4th grade students entertained and educated on St. Patrick's Day, look no further!

I've compiled a list of creative and interactive ideas that will make learning about St. Patrick's Day a blast for both you and your students.

From shamrock-themed math games to leprechaun-inspired writing prompts, there's something for everyone. So grab your green markers and get ready for some lucky learning!


St. Patrick's Day is a holiday celebrated on March 17th, and it is a great opportunity for young students to learn about Irish history and culture. Patrick was a missionary who helped to bring Christianity to Ireland and He is also the patron saint of Ireland.

Children should learn about this festival for the following reasons:

1. Cultural Awareness

Learning about the customs, foods and traditions can help kids understand and appreciate the diversity of the world. By learning about St. Patrick's Day, kids can gain a greater understanding of Irish culture and heritage.

2. History

St. Patrick's Day is a celebration of the patron saint of Ireland, who is said to have brought Christianity to the country in the 5th century. Understanding the history of the holiday can help kids appreciate the role of religion in shaping cultures and societies.

3. Fun and Festivities

St. Patrick's Day is known for its parades, green clothing, and traditional foods like corned beef and cabbage. Learning about these fun aspects of the holiday can make learning about the holiday more engaging and enjoyable for kids.


St. Patrick's Day is a fun and festive holiday that provides a great opportunity for educators to incorporate engaging and educational activities into their classrooms. The holiday is all about celebrating Irish culture and heritage, and there are many ways to make learning about it interactive and exciting for young learners.

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

1. Read a St. Patrick's Day Themed Book

Celebrate Saint Patrick's Day with this fun and educational reading packet for "The Night Before St. Patrick's Day." Perfect for kindergarten and 1st grade, this packet includes lesson plans, comprehension questions, graphic organizers, vocabulary and writing activities, a leprechaun craft, and a STEM project.
This Read Aloud, The Night Before St. Patrick's Day is a springtime fictional March leprechaun interactive store perfect for kids to keep them learning and engaged about St. Patrick's Day!

I totally recommend this reading material since the packet also comes with lesson plans, comprehension questions, graphic organizers, vocabulary and writing activities, leprechaun craft, and STEM project.

You can also read and introduce traditional Irish folktales to the class and discuss the cultural significance and morals of the stories. Encourage students to create their own folktales or retell a traditional one in their own words.

2. St. Patrick's Day Math Activities

Get your little ones excited for St. Patrick's Day with these fun and educational math activities! This set includes digital and printable counting tasks featuring leprechauns, pots of gold, and rainbows.
Get your students in the St. Patrick's Day spirit with these fun and engaging math logic puzzles and games! Perfect for second and third graders, these digital and printable activities will challenge their critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Incorporating St. Patrick's Day themed math logic puzzles, task cards, and brain teasers into your lesson plans can offer a fun and engaging way to reinforce math concepts and improve critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

St. Patrick's Day themed math activities can help to reinforce math concepts such as counting and by incorporating a holiday theme, students may find the math activities more interesting and engaging.

3. St. Patrick's Day Fun Writing Worksheets

Looking for a simple and easy way to plan for St. Patrick's Day? This March holiday theme packet includes writing activities, crafts, and vocabulary words that will keep your students engaged and excited about the holiday.
Get your students in the spring spirit with this St. Patrick's Day themed write the room set! With 24 seasonal words and 8 differentiated worksheets, this activity is perfect for building vocabulary and practicing writing.
With this March holiday theme set, kids in Pre-K through 1st grade will enjoy coloring, tracing, creating fun leprechaun stories, and making pots of gold crafts.

The young students may use to trace and write hilarious or amusing leprechaun stories to go along with their Saint Patrick's Day crafts, this is the ideal addition to writing centers! As they move around the classroom matching pictures and words to their worksheets, students will be engaged, rising from their seats, and discussing vocabulary words.

4. Get Creative with St. Patrick's Day Crafts

Have your young learners create a shamrock art by stamping or stenciling the shape onto construction paper. Just provide students with green paint and shamrock-shaped sponges or stencils.

You can also have students create their own leprechaun hats using green construction paper, glitter and shamrocks. Both of these crafts are a great way to work on fine motor skills and creativity.

5. Make St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun Maps

Help your students develop their map skills with these St. Patrick's Day-themed worksheets! Featuring leprechauns and shamrocks, these differentiated activities are perfect for engaging students in learning basic map skills.
Leprechauns and shamrocks are used in these St. Patrick's Day March worksheets to excite children in this Irish holiday while also giving them various geography activities to practice and learn basic map-reading skills.

Kids may practice reading maps and following directions interactively with these digital mapping activities.


Ultimately, St. Patrick's Day is a fantastic chance for students to learn about Irish history and culture while also celebrating global diversity. So make sure to educate your children about this unique day and turn it into a fun learning experience for them.

Whether you're a teacher or a homeschool parent, always remember to always include a balance of fun and learning for your students. You can never go wrong with that!

May you have a PIGARIFFIC time and I do hope you make your St. Patrick's Day so much fun and educational for your students! Until the next blog, take care and stay safe.

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