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find st-patrick's day activities to try with your kindergarten students. Reinforce math and literacy skills with hands-on and fun centers.

St-Patrick’s Day Activities! Kindergarten Math and Literacy Activities

find st-patrick's day activities to try with your kindergarten students. Reinforce math and literacy skills with hands-on and fun centers.


st-patrick’s day activities: find st-patrick’s day activities to try with your kindergarten students. Reinforce math and literacy skills with hands-on and fun centers.


I love celebrating Saint-Patrick’s Day with our students. It is so colorful and you can do so many fun things with them. I use these fun holidays to practice essential skills my students need in an exciting way.

Here is a quick look at the centers my students have loved for St-Patrick’s Day:


1. Spin and Fill the Pot of Gold

Spin and Fill the Pot of Gold math activity for kindergarten. Reinforce number recognition, one-to-one correspondence and counting skills!

If your students need to practice counting, number recognition or one-to-one correspondence then this is the activity for you! There are different versions of this activity depending on which one you want to use, and for easy differentiation.

Spin and Fill the Pot of Gold math activity for kindergarten. Reinforce number recognition, one-to-one correspondence and counting skills!

Find all of the activities here:

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2. invitation to create a shamrock

Invitation to Create Shamrock art center for Saint-Patrick's Day.

I set out a variety of materials and students created their own shamrock. They could make whatever they wanted, and we put them on display to show off their creations.

Our class is shamrocking bulletin board in kindergarten for Saint-Patrick's Day art and activities.


3. shamrock stamping

Painting provocation for Saint-Patrick's day. Fun art activity for kindergarten students.

Working on fine motor skills is fun and easy with this activity. You can use cookie cutters or 3 corks tied together as stamps. You can find more Cookie Cutter Fine Motor Activities to do! Take a look at the display picture above to see what they made.


4. Pot of Gold Sight Words

Pot of Gold Sight Words literacy center for kindergarten. Reinforce sight word recognition and spelling with this fun, hands-on activity. It works great for literacy centers of sensory bins.

Are your students working on sight word recognition and spelling? These sight word gold coins and recording pages would work great in a sensory bin or for literacy centers.

Students pick out a sight word coin, then record it. I slipped the recording sheet in these sleeves– it made prepping this activity so easy. You can choose the sight words that you want students to work on, and differentiate this center to your students’ needs.

Find this activity here:

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5. Green play dough

Saint-Patrick's Day play dough invitation to create. Loose parts and task cards set out for this literacy center.

Who doesn’t love play dough? I added green food colouring to my regular play dough recipe. I then added a variety of green loose parts for students to create with. This is perfect for building great fine motor and creative thinking skills.

I left this out for a week, and my students returned to it over and over again. I set out these task cards as inspiration if they wanted to find some ideas. You can see another way I used play dough here.


6. Saint-Patrick’s Day Writing Prompts

Saint-Patrick's Day writing prompts for kindergarten creative writing activities. A fun writing center that is perfect for St-Patrick's Day.

These cute writing craftivities are a fun literacy center for kindergarten students. You (or the student) can choose which prompt to use.

Find all 3 prompts in this pack:

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7. class book

This writing prompt is so fun, and I loved seeing my students’ answers. They had fun answering the prompt, and they were able to practice their writing skills.

What Would You do with a pot of gold? class book and writing prompt for kindergarten. Great Saint-Patrick's day writing center.

After all my students were done writing, I bind the pages together in a class book. Now they can go back and re-read their pages- they love adding their own books to the classroom library.

Find this prompt, and 39 more in this Classroom Books for the Whole Year pack:


8. Fine Motor Activities

   St-Patrick's Day fine motor activities. Reinforce math and literacy skills with these hands-on activities.

I work on fine motor skills all year with my students. They are the foundation for so much more: self-help skills, writing, cutting with scissors, and so much more.

St-Patrick's Day fine motor activities. Reinforce math and literacy skills with these hands-on activities.

You can work on other skills while strengthening fine motor muscles, and students love all the hands-on materials.

I have a St-Patrick’s Day Fine Motor pack with 7 fun activities:


9. more st-patrick’s Day activities

Need more ideas? You can find even more center ideas here:

I wrote out My Ultimate Guide to Kindergarten that explains how I use all these centers and activities in my classroom.

What are you doing to do with your students to celebrate Saint-Patrick’s Day? Tell me in the comments!

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