These March activities for kids include shamrocks, gold, rainbows, and garden themes. Perfect for kids for the month of March.
March is a wonderful month to celebrate! For children, it’s the perfect time to discuss holidays such as St. Patrick’s Day and the coming of Spring with rainbows and gardens.
These March activities for toddlers are great for tot school, preschool, or learning and fun at home.
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March Activities for Kids
Babies love to play by using their hands. They are carefully exploring their environment and learning at a rapid pace. Toddlers are extra busy learning and exploring! This is an age where children have discovered their independence as well as their own learning style. Older preschoolers are taking their play to new levels, engaging in fantasy and thinking predictively.
Some children like to sit back to watch and observe, and might be averse to messy play, whereas, others might love to dive right into to play and activities making them 100% their own.
These February activities for toddlers include something for everyone, from messy play to simple arts and crafts, many involving hearts or a love and friendship theme, as this is one close to a toddlers heart.
Many of these are in our printable March calendar of activities for toddlers and preschoolers, which requires a password to print from our Exclusive Content for Subscribers page (if you already have your password for that page, go ahead and grab it from there, or sign up in the March calendar post to get yours!)
March Activities for Kids
Marbled Shamrock Art: St. Patrick's Day Process Art for Kids
This marbled Shamrock art is such a fun process art project for kids! Using shaving cream, paint and paper doilies, these are simple for all ages. This marbled shamrock heart is such a fun art project for kids! They can be used for a number of different things such as gifting or decor, or can just be done as
Water Bead Sensory Play for Kids: Find the Hidden Shamrocks!
Hunt for hidden shamrocks in this awesome St. Patrick’s Day sensory play for kids! Add plastic shamrock pieces to green water beads for fine motor and sensory fun. Engaging in sensory play for kids is such a fun way to learn! This water bead sensory play themed for St. Patrick’s Day is a great
Gold Slime: Crunchy and Stretchy Clear and Gold Slime!
Gold slime that combines clear glass slime with gold foil confetti glitter, for a stretchy and crunchy beautiful gold slime. Slime is such a fun sensory tool for kids. It is slimy, stretchy and fun to make. Children feel like young scientists when mixing ingredients to make something new. This gold slime is crunchy and
St. Patrick's Day Green Edible Slime Recipe
Edible slime recipe made from just a few kitchen ingredients. Perfect as sensory play for toddlers. Excellent kids activity to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Slime is so much fun to play with! It’s such a great sensory material for kids, and despite is stretchy, sticky texture, can be somewhat contained for some squishy sensory
The Simplest Rainbow Rice Sensory Bin for Kids plus Fine Motor Practice
15 Books About Spring for Preschoolers
These books about Spring for preschoolers introduce concepts such as rain showers, baby animals, blooming flowers and seeds, and more. Reading books are an important way to connect and bond with kids, all while introducing a new subject or theme. Research shows that reading with babies and toddlers helps boost vocabulary and language development. Not
Muddy Playdough Recipe and Bug Investigation
This muddy playdough recipe simply uses food coloring to turn regular homemade playdough into muddy playdough! Perfect with bug investigation for kids. We LOVE play dough! It’s the perfect sensory medium as kids can really hone in on their fine motor skills and practice creative thinking. This recipe for muddy playdough is perfect for
3 Rainbow Busy Bags Made from Dollar Tree Foam Sheets
3 rainbow busy bags using craft foam. Simple and easy to make.
Rainbow Streamer Craft for Kids
This rainbow streamer craft uses recycled materials and colorful ribbon to make a rainbow hanging from a cloud. The perfect Spring craft for all ages.
Felt Rainbow Busy Bag with Printable Template
This felt rainbow busy bag is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day and the Spring, and it’s SO simple to make.
Rainbow Suncatchers - A Kid-Made Spring Activity - Views From a Step Stool
Using contact paper and tissue paper, even little ones can make these sun catchers!
Garden Board Game Free Printable
A printable board game where children can discuss planting gardens and healthy eating.
One-Ingredient Sensory Sand!
Dig for the gold at the end of the rainbow in this one ingredient sensory sand safe for babies and toddlers.
Free St. Patrick's Day Printable Bookmarks with Cute Owls
Fun owl-themed St. Patrick's Day bookmarks, free to print for kids.
Owl Puzzle Cards for a St. Patrick's Day Busy Bag
Fun owl-themed St. Patrick's Day puzzles, free to print for kids.
Why are Hands-On Activities so Beneficial to Kids?
Activities for toddlers are best when hands-on, experiential learning is encouraged! When children touch, smell, hear, and engage all the senses, they can remember information much better.
Tell me and I forget,
teach me and I remember,
involve me and I learn.
What can I expect developmentally from my kids?
There is a range of what ‘babies’ are able to do. Spanning from about 6 months to age 2, children are:
- learning to use their fingers and hands
- learning to crawl, stand and walk
- saying their first words
- understanding directions
- developing object permanence
- run and jump
- play pretend
As toddlers (2-3), they are:
- developing language skills
- recognizing and understanding emotions
- developing motor skills like running and jumping
- tuning fine motor skills like pincer grasp, cutting, and holding a pencil
- beginning to engage in pretend and imaginative play
- sorting and classifying colors and shapes
As older preschoolers (3-5), they are:
- beginning to write letters
- understanding the concept of counting
- able to think critically and make predictions
- engaging in fantasy play
- recalling parts of a story
- view themselves as whole children and can better understand emotions and the feelings of others
How fun is it to be able to encourage and foster all of this through play?!