St Patrick’s Day Resources for Toddlers, Preschoolers, and Kindergarten Students is a post from contributing writer Dianna Kennedy
Whatever your heritage, in March, EVERYONE gets to be Irish for a day. My husband’s family hails from the Emerald Isle, so we have loads of fun celebrating. In our city, we have a large Irish community, so the celebration goes on for a week or more!
Ready to throw a green party? I’ve collected some of the best St Patrick’s Day resources, including books, crafts, printables, and recipes, to get you started with your young children.
St Patrick’s Day Resources for Toddlers, Preschoolers, and Kindergarten Students
We’re big fans of Tomie dePaola in our house! We also use his Book of Bible Stories in our homeschool curriculum.
This book tells the story of St Patrick and covers some of his most well-known legends.
This book also covers the story of Saint Patrick, from prisoner to slave to saint.
You’ll find instructions for a St Patrick puppet and more with Lacy of Catholic Icing.
The kids will also love these festive shamrock sandwiches from The Kennedy Adventures.
Ready to work on alphabet skills? You can explore Ireland with your children, with each letter of the alphabet.
My children are so excited to be able to attend the St Patrick’s Day parade in our area this year! This sweet story of young Jamie’s first parade experience is sure to delight young children.
Before you head out to the parade, plan some time for some fun with this rainbow printable pack.
The annual St Patrick’s Day decorating contest is underway, and this year gets turned upside down by a tiny special guest!
What do you do when you catch a leprechaun? Look for his pot of gold, of course!
Your kids will also love this project to make rainbow colored playdough along with some sparkly gold playdough as well!
Kids will enjoy this story of the classic Irish legend about a music competition between two harpists.
The kids can also help make these Shamrock Pretzel Pops.
You may also enjoy using this Trinity Song from Catholic Icing for St. Patrick’s Day.
This board book is great for your younger students. You’ll see symbols such as shamrocks, rainbows, harps, and more.
Do your children enjoy rhyming stories? Be sure to add this lively book to your reading basket!
I’m planning on making this shamrock suncatcher with my little ones – the cutting and gluing are a great way to work on fine motor skills. You’ll find many St Patrick’s Day game ideas for children to celebrate over at Making Learning Fun.
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This wonderful book by Gail Gibbons covers all the details of St Patrick’s life, as well as the common symbols of St. Patrick’s Day. She also has a series of books covering other popular holidays.
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St Patrick’s Day Resources for Toddlers, Preschoolers, and Kindergarten Students was originally published on March 7, 2012. It was most recently updated in March 2018.
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