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St. Patrick’s Day Party Ideas for the Classroom

St. Patrick's Day Activities

St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect opportunity to let your students have some fun! A St. Patrick’s Day party is a wonderful way to do this, giving students a chance to socialize, do crafts, and learn through play. There are endless St. Patrick’s Day activities you can bring into your classroom, from getting your students’ help in making St. Patrick’s Day décor, to participating in classroom party games, this day is a fun experience for everyone.

Full of activities and game for any occasion, The GIANT Encyclopedia of Art & Craft Activities for Children 3 to 6, has classroom party ideas you can use in your classroom this St. Patrick’s Day!

Here’s a fun St. Patrick’s Day activity your little learners will love.

St. Patrick’s Day Pudding


  • Pudding recipe on chart paper
  • Baby food jars
  • Measuring spoons
  • Vanilla instant pudding
  • Milk
  • Green food coloring
  • Spoons

What to do:

  1. Give each child a baby food jar that contains 2 tablespoons (30 mL) of vanilla pudding, ¼ cup (60 mL) of milk, and 3 drops of green food coloring. Make sure to close the lid tightly.
  2. Have the children shake their jars until the mixture thickens.
  3. Let them eat it right out of the jar.


More activities: 

More art: Make a shamrock-shaped collage from scraps of green paper, green fabric, and green markers and crayons.

Music: Put on some lively music, possibly Irish fiddle music, and let the children shake their jars to the beat. 

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