If you are looking for creative St. Patrick’s Day activities, look no further. Here are four nature inspired St. Patrick’s Day activities to try!
How adorable are these shamrocks?! For this activity, I purchased a few large leaves from a local floral shop. My son helped me punch 12 leaf hearts with our heart paper punch and cut the large stem of our leaf into four smaller pieces.
We went outside for some fresh air and Sonny played with the materials. He had fun making different designs with the heart leaves and small stem pieces for about 10 minutes, then I challenged him to make a shamrock. We discussed how shamrocks have 3 heart shaped leaves and he quickly started to make them. He was so proud of his work!
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We had so much fun with this next activity! We read “How to Catch a Leprechaun” by Adam Wallace. After reading the book, we decided to make our own leprechaun trap! We came up with a plan, drew a design, and went outside to build our little leprechaun hideout.
We decided to use painted sticks and reuse fake leaf garland we had around the house to tie the sticks together. We kept the trap outside so the little leprechaun wouldn’t come in our house.
The next day, we brought the fort back inside and Sonny had fun searching for evidence of the leprechaun on the fort! This is such a great outdoor STEAM (STEM+Art) activity. There was a ton of problem solving involved and it was fun modeling the process for Sonny!
Wikki Stix Shamrock
Sonny had so much fun working on his fine motor skills with this next shamrock activity! He kept busy pushing dry split peas and green buttons into Wikki Stix. Wikki Stix are made with hand-knitting yarn and non-toxic wax. They are reusable, won’t dry out, and won’t leave a mess!
I cut out a circle of contact paper and put it on the tree stump (this kept the Wikki Stix from getting dirty) Then, I shaped the Wikki Stix to look like a shamrock. Sonny had fun making patterns with the supplies. We also talked about the different shades of green and sizes of the buttons. His little hands got a workout!
This last activity was so incredibly simple and turned out adorable!
- Sonny worked on his fine motor skills by cutting the stems of our shamrock plant.
- I braided three pipe cleaners together to create the crown base.
- Sonny helped me weave pieces of the shamrock through the pipe cleaners and we had our St. Patrick’s Day crown!
I hope you and your little nature lover enjoy these activities!