33 St. Patrick’s Day Crafts And Activities

Create your own St. Patrick’s Day classroom crafts ideas with some inspiration from teachers around the world!

Create your own St. Patrick’s Day classroom crafts ideas with some inspiration from teachers around the world!

Every year, nestled between Valentine’s Day and Spring/Easter Break, there’s one day in the middle of March where we all have some green Irish fun. With rainbows, shamrocks, pots of gold, and green all around, Saint Patrick’s Day never has a shortage of ways to celebrate and crafts to create.

It will be hard to argue against calling leprechauns the unofficial mascot St. Paddy’s Day! And with so many crafts to do, it can be hard to choose from pots of gold crafts, leprechauns crafts, and leprechauns hats! Any of these would be a hit in any preschool or elementary classroom.

Let us talk about rainbows, that full spectrum of color we get to see if we are lucky to be behind the sun after a rain shower. Rainbows make St Patrick’s day crafts and decorations the most colorful holiday of the school year.

Shamrock, AKA three-leaf clovers, always remind me of how lucky we are that it’s finally Spring. And once we decorate our classroom for St Patrick’s, we can leave these up for the rest of the season!

So let’s see some of the best St. Patrick’s Day educational crafts and decorations for our classrooms.

1. DIY shamrock stamps with wine bottle corks!

2. St. Patrick Fruit Loops Rainbow!

3. Rainbow Waffles!

Source: @kaycee_mirando

4. St Patrick Numbers Activity!

Source: @el_mundodemama

5. St Patrick’s Sensory Play!

6. Leprechaun Hats Crafts!

Source: @mccoolmom

7. Leprechaun Lookers Binoculars!

8. Pot Of Gold Pot Of Kindness!

9. Paper Plate Leprechaun Craft!

Source: @messyfundublin

Saint Patrick’s day crafts seem to always start with a happy-go-lucky leprechaun. I wonder why? Oh yeah, because these crafts are adorable!

10. Math Rainbow Craft Activity!

Source: @casadedough

11. Leprechaun’s Rainbow Chain!

12. St Patrick’s PreK Counting Activity!

13. St Patrick’s Day Playdough Activity!

Source: @totschooling

14. A Lego / Megablocks Shamrock Block Building Craft!

Source: @gaelic_mammy

A Lego shamrock craft is a fun tactile activity for the littlest builders in our class.

15. Preschool Math for St Patrick’s with a Coin Counting Game!

Source: @preskooliskool

If you are looking for an easy St Patrick’s day crafts with numbers, this gold coin counting game will surely reinforce beginning math principles.

16. St Patrick’s Day Cup Bowling!

Source: @adensadventures

17. St Patty’s Color By Number Art Time Fun!

Saint Patrick’s day art is always more fun with a color by number coloring page.

18. Worth More Than Gold Bulletin Board!

19. Night Before St Paddy’s!

Source: @grade.onederful

20. St Patrick’s Classroom Posters!

21. Kindness Notes For March!

Great story starters: feeling lucky with kindness and kindness is really as easy as pie for a writing activity.

22. Shamrock Sensory Sand Crafts!

23. Dot Markers Art Activity!

Source: @my_mini_moments

24. It’s Cricut time, so create a Luckiest Teacher Ever t-shirt!

25. A fun Kindergarten STEM learning activity with Tricky the Leprechaun!

26. Shamrock Tempera Paint Craft and Bulletin Decoration!

Even though St Patrick’s day decoration ideas can be purchased almost anywhere, you can also easily make some with your students!

27. My Class Was Shamrocked for First Grade!

28. More Precious Than Gold

Source: @cookinwithgigi

Cheerful colors of a rainbow and a pot filled with gold fill the bulletin board in a particular classroom this St. Patrick’s Day. It’s always so lovely to see how teachers have grown to love their precious students.

29. My Pot Of Goals

This adorable writing exercise is a great way to encourage students to set goals and promote personal growth. Display students’ “Pots of Goals” around the classroom as decoration and inspire them to strive always to try their best.

30. A Rainbow of Reasons

Source: @cuteinsecond

At this time of year, when it seems we are celebrating Lucky Charms, Leprechauns, and Rainbows, why not create your own rainbow to express “WHY I AM SO LUCKY”? There is no better time to teach students to reflect on the reasons they are lucky.

31. Name Pots of Gold

Source: @crafty_anja

Make learning to spell and name recognition a pot full of fun. Have students write each letter of their name on a circle and paste it to fill their lucky pot with gold. Who knew practicing name spelling could be so much fun?

32. Rainbow Paper Chain

Paper chain decorations are a great way to practice pattern-making with students. Paper loops are always so much fun; this project has a prize at the end. Add a creative touch using different colored or patterned papers.

33. Gratitude Garland

Students can create a bowl of gratitude in this craft and writing activity. Place a labeled charm in the bowl for People, Places, Health, and activities they feel fortunate to have. Follow this activity with a writing exercise so that students can elaborate on their gratitude charms.

We hope you give these easy St Patrick’s day activities for preschoolers & elementary grades a try and bring a completely new level of fun into your class!

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