Spring is approaching, weather is becoming warmer, sun is shining and birds are chirping! But, before the first day of spring, we still have one fn holiday to look forward to – St.Patrick’s Day! Grab few from our list of the best St.Patrick’s Day board books and read them to your babies and toddlers!
Learning new and fun words on St.Patrick’s Day
Even if you are not an Irish native, babies and toddlers can have fun and learn many new, unfamiliar words when they listen mom or day reading St.Patrick’s day board books. This will probably be their first encounter with words like:
Sit back and enjoy the time! And be sure to explain any and every new word your child encounters. Try to associate with an image inside the book, this way they will remember the meaning much easier and faster.
The best St.Patrick’s day board books to read aloud
Like with our other board book recommendations, our selection for under 2 year old kids is based on one (or more, if we are lucky) things:
- short books with few pages since toddlers have a short attention span
- chunky and durable books to endure rough toddlers
- books with lovely and vivid illustrations
- books with textures or finger puppets for extra sensory experience during reading
Baby’s First St. Patrick’s Day
From a St Patrick’s Day parade, a lucky shamrock, and a funny leprechaun to St Patrick’s Day costumes, an Irish dancing outfit, and a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, Baby’s First St Patrick’s Day features all the familiar favorites associated with Ireland’s biggest and brightest celebration. Find the book here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
Shiny Shapes: Happy St. Patrick’s Day
Happy St. Patrick’s Day is a child’s introduction to the faerie folk of Irish legend, with sweet illustrations, fun rhymes, and shiny foil shamrocks cut through every scene. Learn all about the mysterious leprechauns―what they wear, the work they do, their quirky behavior, and their pots of gold! And find out what happens if you find one . . . it will be your luckiest day ever! Find the book here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
You’re My Little Lucky Charm
Four-leaf clovers and adorable leprechauns are on the run in You’re My Little Lucky Charm, a rhyming story about the magic and fun of St. Patrick’s Day that celebrates the special bond between a parent and child. Each spread of this board book includes a sweet and rhyming proclamation along with a textured object that jumps off the page and makes the story come alive for little hands and growing minds. Find the book here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
Elmo’s Lucky Day
It’s St. Patrick’s Day, and Elmo wants everyone on Sesame Street to celebrate. There’s a yummy meal of corned beef and cabbage, some high-kicking Irish step dancing, a fun holiday parade, and even a search for a leprechaun! Boys and girls ages 2 to 5 will enjoy this introduction to St. Patrick’s Day, starring their favorite Sesame Street characters, including Elmo, Grover, Cookie Monster, Julia, Abby, and Big Bird. Find the book here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
The Itsy Bitsy Leprechaun
The itsy bitsy leprechaun is ready for a St. Patrick’s Day adventure as he searches for a lucky four-leaf clover. Little ones will love this magical twist on the classic nursery rhyme “The Itsy Bitsy Spider!”. Find the book here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Curious George
George loves a celebration, and St. Patrick’s Day means plenty o’ music, dancing, and feasting fun! He dresses up in his festive finest, looks for leprechauns, and learns some Irish dance steps. But can George make it to the parade without causing any trouble? See if his lucky four-leaf clover will come through . . . Fun tabbed pages are ideal for little fingers, and jaunty poems make for a fun read-aloud celebration! Find the book here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
Lucky Little Leprechaun
Not all leprechauns are lucky! Follow along to the story of the leprechaun as he encounters endless mishaps and misfortunes on his journey to the end of the rainbow. But even a little bad luck won’t stop him from getting to what he treasures most: his friends. This story features a soft plush finger puppet toy leprechaun built into the book, providing tactile and verbal learning opportunities. Find the book here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
Quick, follow that leprechaun to discover all of the colors of the rainbow! This shaped board book complete with handle is perfect for little hands and bright minds on St. Patrick’s Day or all year ’round. Find the book here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
Leprechaun’s Big Pot Of Gold
What good is a pot of gold if you can’t remember where you buried it? That is the precise question on the mind of this frustrated little leprechaun, whose mood could not be more glum as a result. He follows rainbows in vain each afternoon and fiddles sad songs alone in his cottage at night. But in the midst of his frantic searches for his pot of gold, he happens upon a big, fluffy dog he names Goldie and then a beautiful cat, Rainbow. What he discovers along the way is something much more precious than gold — true friendship, what he has really been searching for all along. Find the book here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
St. Patrick’s Day Countdown
Count along with the forest friends in this shimmery board book! Five bright green holographic shamrock tabs and fun rhyming text make this a St. Patrick’s Day treat! Find the book here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
What else can you do with toddlers for St.Patrick’s Day?
You can play with rainbows with all your senses! We have bunch of rainbow sensory play ideas for you!
Make and decorate your windows with a shamrock suncatchers made from recycled materials!
Grab our free printable St.Patrick’s day pack and enjoy learning in a fun and engaging way!