Inside: Looking for shamrock activities? Toddlers and preschoolers will love these hands-on ideas that include art, math, and fine motor!
There are so many fun ways to add shamrocks to your St. Patrick’s Day activities!
Actually, more than I even realized until I started poking around Pinterest.
While so many of them can be adult-led crafts, I searched for shamrock ideas that can obviously be done by toddlers and preschoolers, with very little help.
In fact, I tried to look for as many process art and hands-on activities as I could.
The first 6 activities are my own, that my students have done in our classroom over the last few years. Some include free printable shamrocks, so make sure to click on the links and grab them!
The remaining shamrock St. Patrick’s Day activities are from talented blogging friends.
15+ Awesome Shamrock St. Patrick’s Day Activities
Drop watercolors onto paper shamrocks for a fun and easy fine motor experience.
Mix colors right on top of foil using Q-Tips and then make prints onto shamrock paper.
This activity involves the classic fold-over process that toddlers and preschoolers love!
A super simple counting activity for older toddlers that involves going on a coin hunt!
Recycle cardboard and create a collage on top of it!
A fun way to learn what happens when you drop blue and yellow onto tissue paper shamrocks.
More shamrock St. Patrick’s Day Ideas:
Numbered Shamrocks – Work on counting skills with these free circle time props!
Shamrock Window Craft – Add lots of green to sticky paper for a shamrock that can be displayed in the window. (Hands on As We Grow)
Sticky Shamrocks – Here’s another fun shamrock idea using sticky paper. (Fantastic Fun and Learning)
Foil Painted Shamrock Craft – Instead of using a paint brush, try painting with foil! (Crafts on Sea)
Shamrock Man – These would look fun hanging on the classroom wall! (The Resourceful Mama)
Yarn Wrapped Shamrocks – Add some fine motor by wrapping yarn around and around. (Red Ted Art)
Marbled Shamrock Art – Such a fun process art activity using doilies and shaving cream. (Views from a Step Stool)
Puffy Paint Shamrocks – Using the fingers to apply this shaving cream mixtures is a fun sensory experience. (No Time for Flashcards)
Rainbow Shamrock – Drop watercolors onto salt and glue and the results are beautiful! (Rhythms of Play)
Shamrock Lacing Card – So easy to make yourself, and adds great fine motor to your children’s day. (Carrots are Orange)
Patterned Shamrocks Matching Activity – Download the printable cards for a quiet table activity. (Simple Fun for Kids)
Montessori Shamrock Activity – Strengthen fine motor skills while transferring beads using tweezers. (Preschool Inspirations)
Come see how we set up our classroom for St. Patrick’s Day!
St. Patrick’s Day (and Rainbows) Learning Activities
8 St. Patrick’s Day themed activities that work a variety of skills!
8 Activities (37 Pages):
- Shamrock Lacing Fine Motor
- Gold Coins Double-Sided Counting Cards
- Count & Clip Shamrock Counting
- Five Little Leprechauns Song Prop for Circle Time
- St. Patrick’s Day Tracing/Coloring Sheet
- Shamrock Color Matching Cards
- English/Spanish Rainbow Color Sorting Cards
- Left to Right Fine Motor Tracing Cards
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