From walking rainbows to coding coins, these St. Patrick’s Day STEM challenge cards are perfect for celebrating the holiday with STEAM!
You’ll find a ton of STEM activities that are filled with all things St. Patrick’s Day, but you’ll also find some fun Spring STEM activities as well!
This time of year is filled with lots of snow and bitter cold in Wisconsin for us! We like to spend our time inside (and warm!) exploring a ton of different STEAM concepts for St. Patrick’s Day!
We decided to make a list of our favorite activities this time of year and then turned them into St. Patrick’s Day STEM challenge cards, so that no one is ever “bored” and can easily find a fun, seasonal STEAM challenge to complete!
St. Patrick’s Day STEM Challenge Cards Set 1
Can you solve a hexadecimal rainbow?
How do you catch a leprechaun? By building a leprechaun trap of course!
Make an erupting rainbow with an acid-base reaction.
Watch what happens when you put skittles in water and create a skittles rainbow
Collect gold coins and code your way through a maze with a leprechaun unplugged coding activity
Use your logic to make shamrock doodle art!
Explore density with a rainbow in a jar
STEM Challenges for St. Patrick’s Day Set 2
Conduct a Spring Investigation using your 5 senses
Make rainbows with prisms and explore colors
Find the gold at the end of the rainbow with chromatography
Complete a lucky logic puzzle and practice your logical reasoning!
Make rainbow slime!
Learn about transpiration and conduct a green carnation experiment!
Find the pot of gold and make gold slime!
These St. Patrick’s Day STEM activities are great to explore concepts like transpiration, absorption, vocabulary, spatial reasoning, buoyancy, refraction, and more!
How to Catch a Leprechaun Sequence Coding Activity
Help Paddy the Leprechaun collect all of his gold coins and get to the rainbow by coding the shortest sequence in this leprechaun sequence coding activity!!
St. Patrick's Day Coding: Preschool STEAM
Grab this St. Patrick’s Day coding worksheets to practice sequencing today and finish writing sequences with Lucky Charms™ cereal!
Shamrock Doodle Art Logical Reasoning Activity
This shamrock doodle art activity is super simple and so soothing to complete! This activity is a great way to practice logical reasoning skills as well!
It's Not Luck, it's a St. Patrick's Day Lucky Logic Word Puzzle
We love to put our logical thinking to the test and work on logic puzzles! This St. Patrick’s Day lucky logic word puzzle activity is a way for kids to use logical thinking and pattern matching paired with spatial recognition and spelling.
Preschool Shamrock Process Art Sensory Activity
Make preschool shamrock process art with green peppers for a great sensory learning experience!
Toddler Rainbow Color Recognition Storybook Activity
This toddler rainbow color recognition activity is a great way to incorporate a fantastic book about colors with a tangible color recognition fine motor activity!
This activity is a great way to have some Spring, St. Patrick’s Day, or Summer fun and it reinforces color matching as well as supports fine motor skills.
Grow a Rainbow Chromatography STEM Activity
This growing rainbow chromatography pots of gold activity is a super low-prep STEM activity that demonstrates capillary action, cohesion, and adhesion!
Color by Hexadecimal Rainbow Coding Activity
Color-by-number activities are a great way to introduce basic coding skills by following a key code, matching pieces and patterns to create an image, and executing an algorithm or series of steps to complete the activity!
This Color by Hexadecimal Rainbow is an excellent activity to introduce hexadecimal color coding other to young kids with a recognizable and well-known object!
Awesome Free Printables for St. Patrick's Day
Print these free Irish blessing printables to decorate around the house!
Meet Toni, the Maker Mom behind Our Family Code
Hey there, I’m Toni! I’m a software engineer and Maker Mom that finds my joy in unleashing my children’s curiosity by exploring STEAM concepts with my fantastic five!
When I’m not chasing toddlers or raising tweens, you can find me tearing things up and putting them back together over here at Our Family Code.
I am the owner and content creator of multiple educational websites designed to increase access to STEAM & STEM education with a focus on teaching computer science and coding to kids of all ages!
You can also find out more about me by visiting ToniGardner.com!
Thursday 30th of September 2021
STEM challenges like these are perfect for helping kids develop essential skills. It can also make learning fun for them, thanks for sharing theses ideas!