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
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.
Find all of the activities here:
2. invitation to create a shamrock
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.
3. shamrock stamping
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
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:
5. Green play dough
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
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:
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.
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
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.
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:
- Rainbow Sensory Bin
- Can You Find the Shamrock? Math Game
- Build a Sight Word Lucky Clover
- Unplugged Coding Activities
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!