Throughout my 15 plus years of teaching preschool, I’ve always enjoyed putting together ideas for St. Patrick’s day. During the month of March our feature color is green, so we do a lot of yellow and blue color mixing activities. The shamrock shape is used often, too, and not just at the art table, but also the light table, play dough table, mixed in with dramatic play, on our science shelf — pretty much evenly spread around the classroom! I thought I’d share some of our past favorite St. Patrick’s day ideas that work well for preschoolers, as well as a round-up of activities from my fellow-bloggers.
St. Patrick’s Day Ideas for Preschool
Painting Shamrocks with Brayers
St. Patrick’s Day at the Play Dough Table
St. Patrick’s Day Collages
If you’ve read my blog for awhile, you know how we love to work on a vertical surface for some extra fine motor work. We love using our acrylic page holders as personal easels for activities such as this. Place the paper in the sign holder and have the preschoolers squirt paint onto it using pipettes.
Here are even more St. Patrick’s day from my fellow bloggers:
St. Patrick’s Day Paper Plate Pot-of-Gold (Fun Crafts Kids)
Five Little Shamrocks Craft and Song (JDaniel4sMom)
Shamrock Wand (Crafty Morning)
St. Patrick’s Day Counting Activity (Carrots Are Orange)
St. Patrick’s Day Lime Play Dough (Plain Vanilla Mom)
Pot of Gold Cookies (A Sparkle of Genius)
Shamrock Foam Dough (Crayon Box Chronicles)
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