Simple and Fun St Patrick's Week Activities for Preschoolers

St Patrick’s Day Week for Preschoolers featuring The Gingerbread Man and the Leprechaun Loose at School

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We are celebrating this week on the Virtual Book Club for Kids for St Patrick’s Day. It’s a fun week of Green, Lucky Charms and Leprechauns for you and your preschooler to enjoy. We’re featuring The Gingerbread Man and the Leprechaun Loose at School as our book this week, however, if you are looking for alternatives use the menu below to find some other recommended reads for your preschool for St Patrick’s Week. So here we go our St Patrick’s Day Week of Activities for Playing, Learning, Creating and Having Fun with your Preschoolers.

St Patricks week activities for preschoolers featuring the gingerbread man and the leprechaun. Have fun, play, create and learn with your preschooler whilst celebrating St Patrick's Day.

Virtual Book Club for Kids Featured Book The Gingerbread Man and the Leprechaun Loose at School

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Our featured book this week for the Virtual Book Club for Kids is The Gingerbread Man and the Leprechaun Loose at School by Laura Murray. This is a fun book to read together with lots of rhymes and bright colourful pictures. If you have a preschooler that you are preparing for starting Kinder in the fall then this is a great book to read together and start the process of preparing for starting school. If not it is a silly book to read and maybe you will catch a Leprechaun in a trap as The Gingerbread Man does.



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St Patrick’s Day Week Activities for Preschoolers

As always we have provided 5 simple and easy to do activities for you and your preschooler. If you want to do one or all it is up to you but these are fun, hands-on and ideal to do together.

We have a suggested weekly plan for those that want to do the activities over the week. This is based on one of our team and how they schedule it at home. But it is really flexible another team member spends a day doing the activities as they work the rest of the week.

Work out what will work for you and your children and then enjoy.

structured weekly schedule for the virtual book club for kids


St Patrick’s Day Sensory Activity for Preschoolers

Our sensory activity for St Patrick’s Day week is a Lucky Charms Sensory Bin for you to put together.

Your child will scoop, sort and why not help them count the coins that you have hidden among the lucky charms.

Alphabet Activity for St Patrick’s Week with Preschoolers

The alphabet activity we have chosen this week uses a sensory bin. You don’t have to create a new one why not use the one that we suggested above but incorporate the learning activity from this one.

So here it is the Leprechaun Gold Alphabet Sensory Hunt.

St Patrick’s Math Activity for Preschoolers

For our math activity, we are on the move as we count and hunt for shamrocks.

This fun Shamrock Math Race Game is easy to do and will get the kids counting and moving around the house.

Recipe for St Patrick’s Day to Cook with Toddlers

Our recipe this week is to make some Irish Soda Bread.

It’s easy to do and tastes delicious as well.

St Patrick’s Art Activity for Preschoolers

We’re painting again this week with these Drip Art Shamrocks.

It’s a fun way to paint and using the droppers also works on fine motor skills.

St Patrick’s Day Books for Preschoolers

Whether you would like an alternative to our featured book, can’t find it locally or would like to add a few more reads to your basket this week check out our other recommend St Patrick’s Day Books for Preschoolers below.

How to Catch a Leprechaun by Adam Wallace

St Patrick’s Day by Gail Gibbons

The Luckiest St Patrick’s Day Ever by Teddy Slater

Even More St Patrick’s Day Activities for Preschoolers

If you would like to have more activities then you could combine this week with our Rainbow Week of Activities for more ideas.

A fun week plan of activities for preschoolers on the theme of Rainbows ideal for spring or St Patrick's Day. Featuring How the Crayons Saved the Rainbow and 5 easy, simple activities to play, learn and create whilst having fun.

Or why not check out our St Patrick’s Day Activities board on Pinterest and follow our account for even more ideas to do with your preschoolers.

Join Us Next Week for the Virtual Book Club for Kids

Our theme next week is Spring Flowers and our featured book is Lola Plants a Garden by Anna McQuinn.

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