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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with These Easy Crafts and Activities

Saint Patrick’s Day is March 17, and we want to help you get ready for the holiday with some fun and educational crafts. Today, we’re sharing our picks for the top 10 easy Saint Patrick’s Day crafts your kids will love.

Saint Patrick’s Day Word Search

Your kids can celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day and work on their literary skills with this fun Learning Liftoff word search game. Download the free printable and have your kids find all these common Saint Patrick’s Day words.

Kindness Rocks

st patrick's painted day rocks

Leave a little kindness wherever you go this St. Patrick’s Day by getting outside and painting a rock. This treasure hunt can brighten up a stranger’s day, and it’s a great example for your children of random acts of kindness.

Rainbow Jar

rainbow jar

This activity doubles as a fun science experiment, and it’s so easy. With household ingredients you probably already have on hand, you can actually pour a rainbow in a jar. Cool, huh?!

Little Leprechaun

leprechaun on a popsicle stick

How can you find a four-leaf clover or the end of the rainbow without the help of a leprechaun? This craft is an easy and cheap way to bring the holiday to “life.”

 

Green Play Dough

playdough

Sensory play is a great learning opportunity, and what better way to slip in a lesson than with homemade play dough! This will keep little hands (and minds!) busy for a long while.

Leprechaun Hat

leprechaun hat

These leprechaun hats are a cute craft to decorate any room for Saint Patrick’s Day. If you don’t have pots around the house, substitute a small plastic container. And, rather than buying a buckle, use yellow paint to make this as simple as possible!

Lucky Charms Rice Krispies Treats

lucky charms rice krispie treats

Why not make your Saint Patrick’s Day snack one to remember with Lucky Charms Rice Krispies treats that could lead you straight to the pot of gold! This is also a great opportunity to teach your little ones some valuable lessons that come along with cooking like math, science, nutrition, and more.

Saint Patrick’s Day Float

green float with green straw

Make your beverage something special, too, by concocting a St. Patrick’s Day float. All you need is a little icing, dyed with green food coloring, and a Ziploc baggie to turn your child’s meal into a Saint Patrick’s Day lunch!

Popsicle Stick Bracelets

popsicle stick bracelets

If you don’t have any luck finding a four-leaf clover, make your own lucky charm with these popsicle stick bracelets! These are a fun craft activity, and give kids an opportunity to learn important skills.

Shamrock Sun Catcher

st patrick's day suncatcher

This Shamrock Sun Catcher is a fun way to work on fine motor skills and enjoy the sunshine from inside your home!

 

Share your Saint Patrick’s Day crafts, and any other activities you have planned for the holiday, in the comments below or on social media by tagging Learning Liftoff on Facebook or @K12Learn on Twitter and Instagram.

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Brittany Marklin

Brittany Marklin

Brittany Marklin is a contributing writer for Learning Liftoff and a community manager for K12. She coordinates all K12 student contests and connects with families who pursue online education. She attended George Mason University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing, with a minor in tourism and events management. Brittany spent her first five years at K12 on the social media team where she aided with content and strategy for multiple channels, and helped construct K12’s user-generated content site, “What’s Your Story?” When she’s not working, Brittany loves spending time with her husband and daughter in North Carolina.

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