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Anyone else feel like this year is flying by? February is almost gone and Saint Patrick’s Day is quickly approaching. Are you looking for something fun and educational to do with your preschoolers this Saint Patrick’s Day? You know I love ya right? I have some super cute, early learning packed, not to mention free – Saint Patrick’s Day printables for preschoolers for you!
What’s in the Free Saint Patrick’s Day Printables?
This printable pack is themed for Saint Patrick’s Day, with 51 colorful and fun printables. Your preschooler will get number recognition, lower/uppercase letter recognition, color sight words, color recognition, counting, pre-writing and scissor practice in this pack.
If you liked my free Valentine’s Day Preschool Pack you will love this one because it is loaded with even more great learning printables.
- Number Recognition/Counting Playdoh Mats
- Leprechaun, Pot O’ Gold, Shamrock Patterns
- Lower/uppercase Alpha Rainbow Match
- Shamrock Color Word Match
- Scissor Skill Practice
- Shamrock Pre-writing Skill Practice
- Shamrock Upper/Lowercase Clothespin Match
- Saint Patrick’s Day See, Trace, Write
- Shamrock Number Word Match
Suggested use of Free Saint Patrick’s Day Printables
Number Recognition/Counting Playdoh Mats
These are multipurpose mats. They will help with number recognition, counting, one-to-one correspondence & fine motor skills. I created 2 sets of these, one with pictures in the boxes for help in counting and one set with nothing in the boxes for the child to count themselves. The number in the top left can be used with Playdoh practice forming the number. For the bottom half – have the child place that number of buttons, pom poms etc. in the squares below. If you are using the set with the picture in the boxes have them place something on top of each picture as they count.
Leprechaun, Pot O’ Gold, Shamrock patterns
Cut out the Leprechauns, Pots O’ Gold & Shamrocks. (print on cardstock & laminate for durability) start a pattern for your child and have them tell you what one, two or three pictures come next. i.e. in a pattern of 1 leprechaun, 2 shamrocks, 1 leprechaun – what comes next? – 2 shamrocks. If they don’t get it, no worries just do a simpler pattern, they will eventually work their way up to doing harder patterns.
Lower/Uppercase Alpha Rainbow Match
Cut out rainbows & cut along the line in the center. Mix them up & have your child match the uppercase letter with the lowercase letter. Optional- Laminate and glue magnets to the bottom of each section & use on a metal cookie sheet or surface.
Shamrock Color Word Match
Cut out the shamrocks and have your child match the color with the correct color word either using the hint of color shamrocks or the words with no color at all for a bit of a challenge.
Scissor Skill Practice
2 sheets included but you can print off as many as you need. Have the child cut along the lines from one side to the other to fine tune those scissor skills and fine motor skills.
Shamrock Pre-writing Skill Practice
Print these out and use with page protector so you can use them again & again. Have the child start at the shamrock and trace along the dotted line, trying to stay as straight as possible all the way to the end.
Shamrock Upper/Lowercase Clothespin Match
Find the lowercase that matches the big uppercase letter at the top. To do this your child can draw a line from the uppercase to the lowercase, circle the lowercase letter or you can cut them out and the child can use a clothespin to identify the correct match.
Saint Patrick’s Day – See, Trace, Write
The idea of these is that the child will see the word & a picture, then trace the word then try to write it on their own. To make these last you can laminate them or put them in page protector sheets and use with dry erase markers.
Shamrock Number Word Match
Cut out the shamrocks and match the number with the number word. Bonus shamrocks with dots for counting practice too.
Tip: I highly recommend printing most of these out on cardstock with the exception being the scissor skills sheets. I also suggest laminating and/or using a page protector for prolonged use. The activities with small pieces, print on cardstock, laminate and maybe even hot glue a magnet on the back so they can be used on a metal surface or cookie sheet.
A great way to store them is in labeled freezer bags so you can grab them for an activity on the go and store them easily when Saint Patrick’s Day is over. Be sure to put whatever manipulative you might need too, like the clothespins for the clothespin match.
What fun themed activities are you doing with your preschooler?
Forest Rose is a God Loving, Blessed Wife, & Relaxed, Eclectic Homeschooling Mama to 3 girls – 8, 11, & 12 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She’s passionate about lifting moms out of the homeschooling trenches that are discouraged, overwhelmed or feeling alone or isolated. Her hope is to point them to Christ and equip them to rise up with a new found hope and joy within, that He alone can provide. Besides blogging, she also loves hanging out at her exclusive Facebook Group “Homeschooling 101 Community” that she started to help new homeschoolers thrive.