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Engage your little ones with one or more of these St Patrick’s Day sensory play ideas. Hands-on fun for toddlers and preschoolers!
Do you have a child who loves getting down and dirty with hands-on activities? This St. Patrick’s Day, let your preschoolers make homemade slime and playdough, explore fun sensory bins, or complete fun science experiments.
Each of the activities featured below is perfect for allowing children to explore different textures.
St Patrick’s Day Sensory Play
Grab a box of Lucky Charms, and use it to create a Cereal Sensory Bin for St. Patrick’s Day.
Surprise your kids with a fun St. Patrick’s Day scavenger hunt. Hide some Magic Leprechaun Rocks, and get ready for some fizzy fun!
Your slime-loving kids will beg to help you make some Rainbow Slime this St. Patrick’s Day.
If you’ve got some leftover plastic Easter eggs, you can use them to create Rainbow Foam Eggs – a colorful science experiment for kids!
Need more fizzy science fun to do with your kids? Check out this Fizzing Pots science experiment.
You won’t have to worry about your little ones putting this Taste-Safe Marshmallow Playdough in their mouths. In fact, you can encourage them to give it a try.
Rainbow Spaghetti is great for sensory play. Whip some up and let your little ones get their hands messy as the explore the cold, wet, pasta.
Add some gold coins to your St. Patrick’s Day Slime for a fun twist on a holiday treasure hunt.
Let your little ones try this fun hands-on science activity. Explore the effects of salt on ice with this Salt and Ice St. Patrick’s Day Experiment.
Kids will enjoy pushing, pulling, and manipulating this Pot of Gold Slime. It’s even more fun if they get to help make the slime, as well.
Grab some St. Patrick’s Day goodies on your next trip to the dollar store. Throw them in a bucket to create a holiday-themed St. Patrick’s Day Sensory Bin.Kids who don’t mind getting a little messy will enjoy making a Fingerprint Shamrock Craft. It’ll look so nice on display this month.
Your little ones will love the way this colored salt feels on their fingers. You’ll love how easy it is to make colored salt to fill this Rainbow Sensory Bin.
Have you ever let your preschoolers play with shaving cream? It’s a fun sensory activity that smells great! Your kids can explore when you send them on a Shaving Cream Coin Hunt.
Turn a used water bottle into a St. Patrick’s Day Sensory Bottle that is perfect for quiet times and for times when you need to calm kids down.
Green jello and chocolate coins are all you need to set up a fun Edible Sensory Play Activity for St. Patrick’s Day.
Glitter and gold are a girl’s best friend. Combine them into a fun Pot of Gold Discovery Bottle, and boys and girls alike will be mesmerized!
Introduce your preschoolers to pointillism with this Positive and Negative Shamrock art project.
Send your kids on a treasure hunt when you bury marshmallows in green jello in this St. Patrick’s Day Jello Pot of Gold Sensory Activity.
You and your preschoolers can make your own Leprechaun Gold coins out of salt dough.
PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT ST. PATRICK’S DAY
Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about St. Patrick’s Day. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
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How to Catch a Leprechaun – You’ve been planning night and day, and finally you’ve created the perfect trap! Now all you need to do is wait. Is this the year you’ll finally catch the leprechaun? Start a St. Patrick’s Day tradition with this fun and lively children’s book.
The Night Before St. Patrick’s Day – It’s the night before St. Patrick’s Day, and Tim and Maureen are wide awake setting traps to catch a leprechaun! When they wake the next morning to the sound of their dad playing the bagpipes and the smell of their mom cooking green eggs, they’re shocked to find that they’ve actually caught a leprechaun. But will they be able to find his pot of gold?
Ten Lucky Leprechauns – Count from one to ten as one little leprechaun looking for treasure magically becomes ten silly leprechaun friends at the end of the rainbow! A humorous, rhyming celebration of St. Patrick’s Day!
Enhance Your Activity Time
Everything you need to create your own leprechaun traps! Includes ‘The Definitive Guide to Leprechauns and their Capture’, as well as a box full of items that can create traps to help you get your own gold!
This St. Patrick’s Day Tic Tac Toe game set is the perfect St. Patrick’s day class gift, birthday party favor, or travel game!
More than twenty amazing ideas! Each one better than the last. Which of these St. Patrick’s Day preschool sensory play ideas will you try first?