These St. Patrick’s Day STEM activities are a must-try! The set is perfect to use in STEM centers, math stations or as early finisher tasks for your little leprechauns.
All five of these St. Patrick’s Day activities focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills.
First up, build 10 Irish objects out of LEGOS. Construct pots of gold, the Irish flag, leprechaun shoes, and more!
For students who are ready for a stretch, have them estimate how many bricks it will take to build each object and then compare their results when they are finished.
Then, help your friendly leprechaun carry gold across water by creating a raft that really floats.
Students will make predictions, test their hypothesis and record their results on their handy record sheet.
Also included in these St. Patrick’s Day STEM activities is learning about buoyancy by pouring a Skittles rainbow into a baby food jar. This Skittles Rainbow is, hands down, one of our FAVORITE science experiments!
Next, use common kitchen supplies to make a chemical reaction that polishes “leprechaun coins.”
You’ll even learn a trick for turning nuts and bolts a copper color!
And finally, add on to AB, ABC, AAB, ABCD and so many more patterns with a simple bag of Skittles.
You can easily make the activity more challenging by asking kids to design their own combinations.