7 St. Patrick’s Day Crafts and Activities for Kids
Crafts, science fun, and class rewards with a St. Patrick’s Day theme are a great way to work the holiday into your lesson plans. The seven ideas below are fun and inexpensive, but will keep your students entertained and on-task. Whether you have an hour to celebrate or only 15-minutes, there is something for everyone.
Leprechaun Paper Plate Craft – A white paper plate, some green construction paper for a hat and red construction paper for a curly Irish beard and your class will be brimming with lucky leprechauns.
Shamrock Tissue Paper Craft – Trace a shamrock pattern on a piece of card stock and use tiny pieces of green tissue paper to fill in the design to create a tissue paper shamrock. Cut it out and punch a hole in the top to hang it as a classroom decoration.
Rainbow Hat – A free, downloadable template makes crafting this adorable rainbow hat easier. Simply print out the rainbow design, have students color it in, and attach it to a piece of green construction paper that has been cut to the fit the child’s head.
Lucky Sprouting Shamrock – A science experiment and fun combined in one. Watch alfalfa seeds sprout on your shamrock shaped sponge just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.
Leprechaun Puppet – Print out the free puppet template and have students create leprechauns. They are perfect for impromptu skits and St. Paddy’s Day fun.
Luck Bucks - Print out some Luck Bucks and replace your normal classroom currency with these cute class rewards.
St. Patrick’s Day Bingo – Printable bingo cards make it easy for teachers and fun for students to play a lucky game of St. Patrick’s Day bingo.
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