In March, the weather is becoming warmer, and the environment is more conducive to outside play. Therefore, March is the perfect time to provide fun and engaging activities that will get your preschoolers excited about spring.
To make this much easier for you, we have gathered a list of 31 awesome ideas for you to add to your preschool lesson plans. All of the work has been done for you and all you have to do is choose one of these amazing activities for kids and let the fun begin!
1. March Sensory Bag
Add this super easy sensory activity to your activities calendar! All you have to do is create a sensory bag for each student using a few simple items, and then allow them to trace letters. Your preschoolers will love it!
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3. Shamrock Marbled Print Art
This is a fun St. Patrick’s Day art project for your preschoolers! To create this marbled art, add a few different shades of green paint to some shaving cream and have your preschoolers press the shamrock-shaped paper down into the paint and shaving cream mixture. Beautiful!
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4. Leprechaun Handprint Art
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with this adorable handprint leprechaun craft. It is so easy to make, and it provides a great keepsake or wall decoration. Add this activity to your list of spring activities for March.
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5. Magic Fizzing Shamrocks
Add this terrific activity to your March science activities! Preschoolers will love learning about shamrocks, painting them with a baking soda and paint mixture, and adding vinegar to make them fizz. This activity is so much fun!
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6. Magic Rainbow Foam
Rainbow foam is such a fun activity, and it is super easy to make. The rainbow colors stimulate visual sensory processing, and the foam is an interesting texture. Preschoolers will use their fine motor skills as they use their hands and fingers to watch the colors disappear!
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7. Marshmallow Shamrock Stamping
Stamping is one of the most fun preschool activities! All you need is white paper, jumbo marshmallows, and green paint. Demonstrate how to stamp a shamrock shape and let them make their own shamrock creations.
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8. Bleeding Tissue Rainbow
This craft is one of the most amazing rainbow activities! Give your preschoolers squares of tissue paper in the colors of the rainbow. They will paint over the watercolor paper with water, arrange the pieces of tissue paper in the shape of a rainbow, let it dry, and remove the tissue paper. What is left is a beautiful rainbow!
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10. Scrunchy Shamrock Art
Tissue paper art can be so much fun for little ones! This craft is super easy to make, and it is awesome for building fine motor skills. Grab some green tissue paper in different hues and let your preschoolers make this for St. Patrick's Day!
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11. Dr. Seuss Inspired Sensory Play
Celebrate Dr. Suess's birthday on March 2nd with this amazing sensory play activity! Add sand and your favorite Dr. Seuss items to a bin and allow your preschoolers to get lost in the world of Dr. Seuss as they explore various textures!
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12. Flower Science Experiment
This flower science experiment makes crystals with borax and provides lots of fun for preschoolers! One great thing about this activity is that the flowers will grow in one day, and they won't wilt!
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13. Thing 1 and Thing 2 Puppets
This is another fun activity for your preschoolers to complete after you read aloud The Cat in the Hat. This super easy and adorable craft is a terrific addition to your Read Across America list of activities.
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14. Bubble Wrap Shamrock Craft
Little ones love shamrocks, leprechauns, and rainbows for St. Patrick's Day. Let them have lots of fun making the precious bubble wrap shamrock craft. You can use whatever supplies you have in your craft closet to bring these creations to life.
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15. Torn Paper Shamrock
Torn paper art is a wonderful activity for preschoolers. It allows them to practice their fine motor skills and use their creativity. It is also the perfect activity for little ones that are not scissor-ready.
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16. Flower Cutting Skills Practice
This is one of the best activities with flowers that will help your preschoolers practice their scissor cutting skills and improve their hand-eye coordination. This lesson provides free printable and detailed instructions. Enjoy!
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17. Pot of Gold Coin Toss
This St. Patrick's Day game with gold coins is so much fun for preschoolers! It is also very simple and affordable to create. This is a terrific activity to add to any preschool St. Patrick's Day celebration!
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18. Rainbow Sorting
Add this color-matching activity to your St. Patrick's Day activity calendar. It is super easy and fun. Use Fruit Loops cereal and a few colorful cups and encourage your preschoolers to sort the cereal by color. Once they are finished, they will have a tasty snack.
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19. Red Fish, Blue Fish Paper Plate Art
This is one of the cutest craft activities! Read this popular Dr. Seuss book aloud to your preschoolers and grab a few inexpensive materials to create these adorable fish. Once the project is complete, your preschoolers will have their very own fish to swim around!
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20. Paper Plate Butterflies
Paper plate butterflies are a terrific activity for spring! Use dot markers, paper plates, craft sticks, glue, pipe cleaners, and wiggly eyes to create these beautiful butterfly crafts.
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22. Leprechaun Lookers
Leprechauns are a fun part of St. Patrick's Day. Help your little ones create a set of leprechaun binoculars. Then, use them to go on a fun-filled and adventurous leprechaun hunt. This is one of the cutest kids' activities!
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23. Leprechaun Stick Puppet
Add the leprechaun stick puppet to your St. Patrick's Day theme ideas. Your preschoolers will enjoy using these leprechaun puppets for their pretend play. They can even use them to act out their favorite leprechaun stories.
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24. Spider Building PlayDoh Tray
This hands-on activity involves PlayDoh, and it is super easy to put together! Fill a tray with pipe cleaners, black beans, PlayDoh, and a variety of beads! Your preschoolers will have a blast building their very own adorable bugs!
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25. Skittles Experiment
Rainbows are loved by leprechauns! Arrange Skittles around a plate's edge and add a little hot water. The vibrant colors will dissolve almost instantly, and they form a rainbow toward the plate's center. This entire experiment only takes about 30 seconds to complete!
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27. Oobleck Slime Recipe
Little ones absolutely love slime, and they will have a blast making "oobleck." First, read aloud Dr. Seuss’s book Bartholomew and the Oobleck. Then, follow the recipe details provided in this link, and your preschoolers will have so much fun playing with their very own oobleck!
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29. Rainbow Sensory Bottle
Rainbow sensory bottles are the perfect addition to your rainbow theme lesson plans. Preschoolers love them! This lesson even includes a short video that shows exactly how to make this adorable bottle.
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31. Thing 1 and Thing 2 Blow Painting Dr. Seuss Craft
Dr. Seuss's books are so much fun for little ones! This craft includes a free printable template to be used. To make the blue hair for Thing 1 and Thing 2, use a plastic dropper to drop blue liquid watercolor and then use a straw to blow the blue paint all over the head area. You are left with a precious piece of art!
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