6 St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids

St. Patrick’s Day probably has you thinking of hunting for a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, yes? Well, we’ve rounded up 6 easy St. Patrick’s Day crafts that involve rainbows, coins, and even a color scavenger hunt! Enjoy!

1. Easy Rainbows

For a quick way to have kids create their beautiful rainbows, let them draw all their arcs at once. Simply wrap some triangular Melissa & Doug crayons (in rainbow or random order) with some rubber bands. Then watch as kids create instant rainbows! What a handy way to create the backdrop for St. Patrick’s Day cards, projects, and more.

Easy Rainbows

2. Gold Coin Hunt & Number Match

Keep kids moving this St. Patrick’s Day and have children go on a St. Patrick’s Day hunt for gold coins! As they find each hidden coin, they match the number on the coin to a number on a foam shamrock. Use as many or as few shamrocks as time or interest allows. Can be played independently, cooperatively, or competitively.

Number Match Shamrock Activity

 

3. Rainbow Beads Scavenger Hunt

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a color scavenger hunt using Melissa & Doug Primary Lacing Beads. Children hear or read clues to find each colored bead. When they’ve found them all, they can string the beads together to make a rainbow necklace — the perfect accessory for St. Patrick’s Day.

 Rainbow Hunt

4. Sensory Rice Rainbows

Sensory projects are the perfect activity to focus and calm children.  This rainbow rice sensory activity, inspired by St. Patrick’s Day, is a quick and easy project, plus you can use the rice in a sensory bin as well! Just dye the rice, apply glue in rainbow shapes, and voila!

 

Rice Rainbow Sensory

 

5. Shamrock Maze Printable

Find your way around this St. Patrick’s Day-inspired maze for a swirling, winding good time!

Shamrock Maze Printable

6. Leprechaun Coloring Printable

Finish off your festive activities with this adorable coloring page…laughing leprechaun and all!

Leprechaun Coloring Page

What rainbow, gold coin, or scavenger hunt activities do YOU do for St. Patrick’s Day? Leave us a comment, or share your St. Patrick’s Day activities with us on the Melissa & Doug Facebook page.