St. Patrick's Day Centers and Activities

St. Patrick's Day Centers and Activities (math, literacy, writing, sensory, fine motor, art, STEM, blocks, science) and FREE ten frame shamrock cards for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten.
St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner! I'm here to share with you my favorite, go to St. Patrick's Day themed activities and centers to get your students learning through PLAY! Be sure to grab the Clover Ten Frame Cards FREEBIE I made for you too!
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St. Patrick's Day writing center and FREE ten frame shamrock cards for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten.

The St. Patrick's Day writing center is filled with GREEN goodies to inspire little writers! The black pocket chart is filled with St. Patrick's Day vocabulary cards. On the table is green writing paper and green shamrock stickers along with buckets filled with various writing tools. I even added green letter writing paper so students can write letters to leprechauns! 

St. Patrick's Day letter activity and FREE ten frame shamrock cards for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten.

To make writing letters a bit more fun, I hid letter cards in rainbow rice! Students had to find the letter cards and trace the letters using every color to make it rainbow.

St. Patrick's Day name writing activity using letter stamps and play dough plus FREE ten frame shamrock cards for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten.

Students' names are important and meaningful for little learners. My student s LOVE stamping their friends names in green play dough using letter stamps. I wrote each students' name on a foam shamrocks I found at the Dollar Tree.

St. Patrick's Day letter writing tray activity using gold letter coins plus FREE ten frame shamrock cards for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten. A fun way to practice writing letters.

Writing trays awaken the senses! Students match the upper and lower case coin letters and write the letters in the writing tray. This tray is filled with green sprinkles and St. Patrick's Day sprinkles like these. 

St. Patrick's Day sight word writing tray activity using gold letter coins plus FREE ten frame shamrock cards for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten. A fun way to practice writing sight words.

My students who are ready to practice sight words, build and write sight words in the tray.

Writing trays can be tricky to find. This tray was a "catch all" tray I found in the Dollar Spot at Target. I also like to use trays that lacing sets come in for writing trays.

St. Patrick's Day rhyming activity plus FREE ten frame shamrock cards for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten. A fun way to practice rhyming words.

Rainbow rhyme puzzles make rhyming engaging (especially for my friends who LOVE puzzles).

St. Patrick's Day beginning sounds activity plus FREE ten frame shamrock cards for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten. A fun way to practice initial sounds.

A beginning sounds game with a St. Patrick's day theme! Students match the hats to the corresponding letter cat.

St. Patrick's Day play dough tray plus FREE ten frame shamrock cards for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten. A fun way to build fine motor strength.

My students LOVE play dough trays so I just had to make one for this theme. I filled it will gold coins, shamrock cookie cutters, green gems, green play dough, and green spatulas. The sorting tray and gold coins are from the Dollar Tree.

St. Patrick's Day paint chip rainbow craft plus FREE ten frame shamrock cards for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten. A fun way to learn colors and build fine motor strength.

Paint chips activities are always a hit with my students. Just cut a paper plate in half and draw a rainbow on it. Cut the paint strips so they are skinny in size. 

Students cut up the paint strips and glue the colors on the plate. It is a engaging way to strengthen those little fine motor muscles and practice scissor skills. It's also the perfect opportunity to talk about light and darker colors!

Just be sure to grab extra red, orange, and yellow paint strips. Students will use lots of those colors to create their rainbow. 

St. Patrick's Day paint chip rainbow craft plus FREE ten frame shamrock cards for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten. A fun way to learn colors and build fine motor strength.

We also make a class paint chip rainbow! Yes it does take a lot paint chips. Every time I go to Lows I always grab a handful of paint chip samples to build a collection for projects like this.

St. Patrick's Day paint chip rainbow craft plus FREE ten frame shamrock cards for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten. A fun way to learn colors and build fine motor strength.

Making collaborative group projects gives students an opportunity to practice sharing space, sharing supplies, taking turns, and problem solving with peers. Isn't their rainbow amazing! 

St. Patrick's Day sensory table cutting and lacing (beads and pipe cleaners) plus FREE ten frame shamrock cards for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten. A fun way to build fine motor strength.

The sensory table is filled with green, orange, and yellow straws. I also like to add in beads, pipe cleaners, scissors, and sequins (just for extra sparkle). Students can cut the straws or lace the beads and straws on the pipe cleaners. I always grab straws from the Dollar Tree and Walmart because they are so cheap.

St. Patrick's Day shamrock kid craft using tissue paper and glitter glue plus FREE ten frame shamrock cards for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten. A fun way to build fine motor strength.

Clover collage! A simple fine motor craft for St. Patrick's Day is a clover collage. Students crumble up green tissue paper and glue it to the paper clover. It's also fun to put out green glitter glue and green sequins on the clover too! You can never have enough sparkle!

St. Patrick's Day Centers and Activities (math, literacy, writing, sensory, fine motor, art, STEM, blocks, science) and FREE ten frame shamrock cards for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten.

Hi Low (aka War) is the best game to play to help students develop an understanding of more and less. Using ten frame cards students can visually see the amount then count to check! Win win! 

Or print out two sets to create a memory or matching game. Go grab them HERE or by clicking on the picture.

St. Patrick's Day pattern activity plus FREE ten frame shamrock cards for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten. A fun way to practice patterns.

Making patterns is fun but when you add gold coins, green gems, and St. Patrick's Day themed pattern strips it's exciting! The gold coins and gems are from the Dollar Tree.

St. Patrick's Day counting activity to build one to one correspondence plus FREE ten frame shamrock cards for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten. A fun way to practice counting.

Pot of Gold count has students counting coins (real objects), ten frames, dice, and tally marks as well as recognizing numerals. It's so important for students to count various ways numbers can be represented.

St. Patrick's Day shamrock sorting plus FREE ten frame shamrock cards for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten. A fun way to practice sorting.

Sorting with a St. Patrick's Day twist! Students sort clovers by pattern (pictured here) and by size. Sorting can be hard and some students need lots of practice recognizing similarities and differences. 

St. Patrick's Day STEM in the blocks center and FREE ten frame shamrock cards for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten.

Don't forget about adding some St. Patrick's Day or green props and STEM I Can Build Cards to the BLOCKS center. I posted some fun St. Patrick's Day STEM challenges like build a leprechaun hideout and build a horseshoe. 

St. Patrick's Day color mixing science investigation plus FREE ten frame shamrock cards for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten. A fun way to learn about colors.

Need a science investigation to go with a St. Patrick's Day theme? Try color mixing! Your students will love it and learn a lot. This is how I set up my science table last year when we did our color investigations. 

We made a color wheel, color chart using paint chips, read books about color mixing, explored paint mixing baggies just like the book Mouse Paint, and made a color mixing chart to record our findings.

St. Patrick's Day color mixing science investigation plus FREE ten frame shamrock cards for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten. A fun way to learn about colors.

On the table was colored water, pipettes, and petri dishes. Students experimented by mixing the colors and making new colors. Be sure to cover the table with plastic or laminated white paper like I did. The colored water may stain the table.

Want all the St. Patrick's Day printables plus MORE featured in this post? Go grab my St. Patrick's Day Math and Literacy Centers HERE. Just print, prep, and teach.


Grab my Spring STEM I Can Build pack which includes St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Eater, and Earth Day themed STEM challenge cards HERE.


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St. Patrick's Day Centers and Activities (math, literacy, writing, sensory, fine motor, art, STEM, blocks, science) and FREE ten frame shamrock cards for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten.

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4 comments

  1. love it!! Do you know where I can buy similar trays online that are cheap?

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    1. These are some I use for writing trays too. The trays come in a set of 12. Colorations Mini Art Trays - Set of 12 http://amzn.to/2mPLz4D

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  2. Jackie, So many great ideas! The paint chip rainbows will definitely be added to my art center:)

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  3. You must be aware of the fact that St. Patricks was the patron saint of Ireland and every year Irish people from all around the world celebrates St. Patricks day in honor of the saint. https://medium.com/@wiley.waters

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