I love this fine motor activity for St. Patrick's day because it reinforces letter recognition, and can be used for numbers in preschool, sight words in kindergarten and first grade, and even simple addition and subtraction in other elementary grades! Do not miss to check out these super cute St. Patrick's Day Literacy and Math Centers.
March is the perfect time to celebrate spring, sunshine, and St. Patrick’s day! If you are a preschool, kindergarten, or primary school teacher, I know you are looking for some easy craft ideas for kids. Look no further! We have compiled a list of many craft activities for St. Patrick’s Day that kids will love. The best part of these craft activities? Check these 30+ St. Patrick's day Art and Crafts projects for your little ones.
Most of them are super easy crafts and have low prep for teachers! So even if you aren’t Irish, this shamrock-centered holiday is the perfect time to start a discussion about what makes us feel lucky!
This is a super fun and easy fine motor activity using gold coins and pot of gold. It reinforces letter recognition, and can be used for numbers in preschool, sight words in kindergarten and first grade, and even simple addition and subtraction in other elementary grades!
You can make this activity the perfect St. Patrick’s Day activity with kids by using coins and a pot of gold.
● A piece of cardstock in a page protector
● Silver coins (either plastic coins or large quarters)
● A small black pot (you can use a little Tupperwear container if you cannot find a pot for your gold)
● A Sharpie or permanent marker to write on your paper
● The teacher will choose what skill they want to reinforce and use the sharpie to write on the piece of cardstock. Either letters, sight words, or math problems!
● Slide the cardstock into a page protector, and cover each letter or sight word with a coin.
● Use one single piece of tape to cover the coin on top of the letter or the sight word. The student will pull the coin off, so be sure not to use too much!
● Set your pot or Tupperware next to the page protector, and then have students pull one coin off at a time to reveal their practice letter!
● Students will reveal each letter or math problem one at a time and place their coin in the pot until it is filled with gold!
Teachers will love this activity because it can be used multiple times once it is prepped! And parents and caregivers will love this activity because it can be used at home and had almost no mess involved!