St. Patrick’s Day Activities

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17th every year. This celebration of all things Irish has become a much beloved and celebrated day for people all over the world and from all walks of life. It is a fun and colourful event that is perfect for enjoying with the kids. Check out some of our favourite St. Patrick’s Day Activities.

Pot of Gold, Rainbows & Shamrocks Crafts and Activities

St. Patrick's Day Activities for Kids

History and all About St. Patrick’s Day

Whether you have ancestors who came over from Ireland or not, everyone loves to be a little bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day which is celebrated every year on March 17th. The Roman Catholic feast of St. Patrick, patron saint of Ireland, has been observed in Ireland since the ninth or 10th century, but nowadays, those celebrations look very different than they once did. Today St. Patrick’s Day has become a fun celebration filled with activities, parades, and traditions honouring Ireland.

Did you know that many of the traditions we love about St. Patrick’s Day actually started in America with the descendants of Irish settlers? In fact, many of the St. Patrick’s Day activities and traditions you know and love today actually originated in America.

From making yummy St. Patrick’s Day recipes to putting together easy St. Patrick’s Day crafts, there’s really no wrong way to celebrate all things Irish on March 17. If you’re not sure how to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the kids this year, here are some ideas for the classroom or home.

St. Patrick’s Day Science and STEM

Build a special Leprechaun House with a stunning Crystal Rainbow in this science experiment to grow crystals, plus STEM project building a special, magical house fit for a Leprechaun.

St. Patrick's Day STEM/STEAM Activity that includes some math, engineering, science and arts. A great STEM and STEAM activity for young scientists

Bath Bombs are a fantastic way to introduce kids to chemistry in a hands on way that they love. Add in a bit of the luck of the Irish and this activity becomes magical! Check out these Shamrock Bath Bombs, a fantastic bath bomb making project with the kids.

St. Patrick's Day Bath Bombs with hidden coin

Another brilliant bath bomb project for St. Patrick’s Day is to make Pot of Gold Bath Bombs! Kids will love hiding gold coins in these pots in this unique pot of gold craft and science project.

Pot of Gold Cauldron Bath Bombs

Leprechaun Rocks is a fun chemistry experiment with a special gold surprise! The same concept as our Dino Eggs, but these St. Patrick’s Day rocks hide Leprechaun Gold inside!

St. Patrick's Day Chemistry Experiment

St. Patrick’s Day Classroom Activities

This Rainbow Bridge STEM Project is a fantastic classroom activity using simple materials like construction paper to build gorgeous, strong bridges. Students will have so much fun discovering who can build the strongest bridge to hold the most gold.

Rainbow Bridge STEM Activity

Looking for a classroom worksheet set that builds literacy skills? Our St. Patrick’s Day Fun with Words printable pack is packed with literacy activities for your preschool and kindergarten students. The literacy coding challenge is especially loved by kids as they use clues to reveal the jokes.

St. Patrick's Day Literacy Printable

Leprechaun Traps

One of the most popular projects, that can also be an incredible hands on learning opportunity, is building a Leprechaun Trap. Especially when you do it Rube Goldberg Machine style like we did!

Leprechaun Trap - Rube Goldberg Machine

St. Patrick’s Day Sensory Activities

We love this Play Dough Sensory Project and invitation to play that has a luck of the Irish theme for St. Patrick’s Day. This is a great center idea for building fine motor skills with your little Leprechaun!

St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Playdough

For a glittery, sparkling treat, try this St. Patrick’s Day slime recipe.

St. Patrick's Day Slime and play time

St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

This simple and delicious homemade fudge is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day and exploring some Kitchen Science.

Delicious green and gold cheesecake fudge recipe

St. Patrick’s Day is a fantastic time to make some Irish Soda Bread and explore the fascinating science behind delicious bread. Our easy Irish Soda Bread recipe is a fantastic bread to make with the kids, using simple ingredients. Plus we made your lesson prep easy by including all the science.

Irish Soda Bread

St. Patrick’s Day Coloring Pages

Looking for some fun printables and coloring pages for St. Patrick’s Day? Members of our STEAM Powered Family mailing list can access this free St. Patrick’s Day Activity Pack that includes adorable coloring pages.

St. Patrick’s Day Code Breaker Printable

Ready for some fun St. Patrick’s Day Coding activities? These code breaker challenges incorporate basic coding skills while creating art! Free for STEAM Powered Family members, simply enter your email to unlock the printable.

Rainbow Activities

St. Patrick’s Day is a fantastic time to explore the gorgeous colors of the rainbow. Discover some of our favorite activities with the stunning rainbow colours.

Rainbow science and activities for kids

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Enjoy these fun St. Patrick’s Day Activities on March 17th!