Here are some great Montessori-inspired St. Patrick’s Day Activities from Counting Coconuts. The photo is of a St. Patrick’s Day 1-5 counting activity. Any type of number cards and identical St. Patrick’s Day objects could be used.
For an older child, you could use the numerals 1-10 and 55 shamrocks (or any St. Patrick’s Day object). You could have your child lay out the numerals in order and count out the St. Patrick’s Day objects in rows of two, placing a left-over object in the center below the bottom row. That way, your child can learn odd and even. Here are directions for presenting cards and counters from Info Montessori.
Here are some other Montessori-inspired St. Patrick’s activities for preschoolers, some related to shamrocks and the color green and others to rainbows
Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in the Montessori Classroom, Cooking a St. Patrick’s Day Feast in the Montessori Classroom, and Montessori Cultural Celebrations – St. Patrick’s Day, March 17 from North American Montessori Center.
Spring/Summer 1999 AMC Newsletter Page from American Montessori Consulting
Water Transfer and Color Mixing from Chasing Cheerios
March Activities (with a rainbow theme) from Olives and Pickles
Homemade Montessori Color Tablet Game from Pink and Green Mama
Be sure to check out our Living Montessori Now Community for lots of links to St. Patrick’s Day resources! Although they aren’t necessarily Montessori-oriented activities, many can be placed on trays to create Montessori-oriented activities. In our community, there are St. Patrick’s Day activities and videos for all ages.
Have fun with St. Patrick’s Day activities!