It is almost St. Patrick’s Day which means it’s time to break out some super fun St. Patrick’s Day Activities! I don’t know what it is about this fun, green little holiday, but I love it! Spring is in the air and the school year is starting to draw to a close. With testing on the horizon, take a fun break on St. Patrick’s Day with these engaging activities that will have your students excited all day long!
St. Patrick’s Day Activities: STEM Challenges
STEM Challenges are probably one of my favorite St. Patrick’s Day activities to do with my students! I love to get them thinking in a different and deeper way. Plus, STEM challenges are always so much fun for kids! It is such a blast to see the creative designs and problem solving that students come up with. I often get asked what materials to use. If you have a lot of students or not enough materials, try using reusable items like Lego, wooden blocks, unit cubes. Collecting recyclables is also an easy & FREE way to get many materials. Pick your favorite St. Patrick’s Day books and get your students problem solving to create new inventions or ideas.
If you are in a time pinch or don’t know where to start, I have the perfect bundle of ready-to-go STEM Challenges for St. Patrick’s Day that your students will love! Students will build a rainbow maze, a tool to catch gold, and more!
Similarly, one of the activities students look forward to each year is building a leprechaun trap! I love reading How to Trap a Leprechaun before building. This FREE CHALLENGE is perfect to take a St. Patrick’s Day tradition and make it a great classroom activity! This STEM challenge is low prep and digital! Your students can even set them up the night before to see if the Leprechaun arrives.
St. Patrick’s Day Activities: Building Adventures
These building adventures are super fun and completely prep free! The students will hear a short story and then follow the prompts and build as they go! At the end there are reflection sheets for students where they can type or record their answers! These St. Patrick’s Day activities are ready to go for Seesaw and Google Classroom and are completely digital. That means no matter where your students are this St. Patrick’s Day, you can have them engaged in fun and educational activities!
St Patrick's Day Activities: Digital Activities
Are you looking for a little bit of everything? Then this amazing digital bundle is exactly what you need! I love using digital activities because it not only saves me time copying papers & packets, but I can easily send it to all of my students in a few minutes.This party bundle includes the building adventures, a digital scavenger hunt, 20 building tasks, digital bingo, and my This, That, Build activity! Talk about luck! You will have engaging St. Patrick’s Day activities to do with your students all week long with these amazing resources! If you haven’t tried my This or That, Build activities, they are perfect for Zoom call activities and students love them! All of these digital resources will definitely be a hit.
St Patrick's Day Activities: Coding
My students love coding with an Ozobot. This fun coding maze St. Patrick’s Day activity for Ozobots will be a fast favorite! This resource comes with two mats that encourages teamwork and problem-solving while strengthening coding skills! It even comes with characters for the Ozobot to wear! How fun is that!?
We also love coding with driveable bots using mats. This coding mat works for Bee Bot, Robot Mouse, Spheros, Dash, and Botley. It comes with 24 different activity squares, 24 task cards, and 6 scenarios. I love to print out the squares, tape them together and laminate the entire thing to create one large mat. My students then pick task cards that guide them to wear to program the robot. You can leave the squares separated and students can create their own mazes across the floor. Certainly, your students will love these fun themed coding St. Patrick’s Day activities.
Your Own Pot of Gold
In short, with St. Patrick’s Day coming up fast, get your own pot of gold with these awesome digital resources! You kids will feel like the lucky ones as they are engaged and problem-solving all day long!