St. Patrick’s Day Ideas for Preschool

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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
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St. Patrick’s day activities for preschoolers:

Marble Painting

Marble painting shamrocks uses the same technique as when we marble painted Valentines hearts. Simply download a shamrock outline, place it in a tray with high sides or a box lid (pictured above), and get the marbles covered with green paint. The preschoolers then hold the sides of the box lid and gently rock it back and forth so that the marbles leave paint trails. Want to do this with toddlers? Try using golf balls instead!
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Painting Shamrocks with Brayers

Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds: Simple and fun hands-on activities for toddlers and preschoolers for St. Patrick's Day!
Brayers are one of our favorite tools for applying paint. They allow young children to move their entire arm, even moving the shoulder. They are also great for those who might not feel comfortable using a paint brush.
Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds: Simple and fun hands-on activities for toddlers and preschoolers for St. Patrick's Day!
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 St. Patrick’s Day at the Play Dough Table

Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds: Simple and fun hands-on activities for toddlers and preschoolers for St. Patrick's Day!
We use our favorite play dough recipe and tint it green. We then add lots of green objects to use with the play dough. Either hit the dollar store before the holiday, or find it on clearance afterwards and save it for next year.
Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds: Simple and fun hands-on activities for toddlers and preschoolers for St. Patrick's Day!

St. Patrick’s Day Collages

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Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds: Simple and fun hands-on activities for toddlers and preschoolers for St. Patrick's Day!
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We love group collages because they allow the preschoolers to work together. In this activity, we tinted white glue green and filled trays with various green objects. The objects are then glued onto paper.
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Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds: Simple and fun hands-on activities for toddlers and preschoolers for St. Patrick's Day!
Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds: Simple and fun hands-on activities for toddlers and preschoolers for St. Patrick's Day!
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Drip Painting

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Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds: Simple and fun hands-on activities for toddlers and preschoolers for St. Patrick's Day!
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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.
 
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Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds: Simple and fun hands-on activities for toddlers and preschoolers for St. Patrick's Day!
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Spin Art

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Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds: Simple and fun hands-on activities for toddlers and preschoolers for St. Patrick's Day!
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The salad spinner comes back out for this fun shamrock painting activity, just like when we made spin art hearts. This is the very same technique, just using shamrocks instead of hearts.
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Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds: Simple and fun hands-on activities for toddlers and preschoolers for St. Patrick's Day!
And then, glitter!
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Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds: Simple and fun hands-on activities for toddlers and preschoolers for St. Patrick's Day!

Favorite St. Patrick’s Day Books:

           

 

 

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Comments

  1. Thanks so much for including our Leprechaun Songs Sheryl! Love the spin art idea – so much fun!!

  2. Wow, those are messy activities! I would love to see more teachers like you in my area! I thought I was a crazy mommy that lets my kids paint at 6-8mths! Thanks so much for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Blog Hop!

  3. Marble painting looks wonderfully fun and messy!
    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

  4. Thank you so much for including our shamrock foam dough Sheryl! :)


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