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St. Patrick’s Day Play Dough Sensory Activity

This St. Patrick's Day themed sensory bin activity is so fun! Simple supplies like play dough, gems and popsicle sticks! Make rainbows, pot of gold and more!

pot of gold made with play dough, gems and crafts sticks.

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play dough and cookie cutters on a striped background.

Invite your kiddos to play and use their imagination with this awesome St. Patrick's Day Sensory tray!

It's super simple to put together if you have supplies on hand, if not, most everything can be found at the dollar store.

They can learn and explore touch with with the gems and play dough, identify colors, count coins, gems and so much more!

This sensory tray can keep your child busy for hours. We usually leave any sensory activity out for the day, and Hazel comes back to play with them over and over.

I recommend this for kiddos ages preschool and up with constant supervision. The gems are a choking hazard if you have kiddos who still like to put things in their mouth.

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What supplies do you need?

supplies in a round white divided tray.

Scroll down for instructions and printing!

Helpful tips:

kids hand placing gems in a black cauldron.

More St. Patrick's Day recipes and activities you may like:

Try these fun additions or substitutions:

gems and coins stuck into yellow play dough.

I hope you enjoy this activity as much as our family did!

pot of gold made with gems, crafts sticks and play dough.

St. Patrick’s Day Play Dough Sensory Tray

Author: Sweet Hazel Honey


  • White sectional tray
  • Yellow play dough
  • Gold gems
  • Green gems
  • Black cauldron toy
  • Cookie cutter
  • Colorful popsicle sticks (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple)
  • Gold coins
  • Small cups
  • Plastic mat


  1. Place the items in each section of the tray.
  2. For this tray, we used green gems in one section, gold gems in a section, gold coins in a section, black cauldron and cookie cutter in one section, popsicle sticks in one section, and small cups in one section. In the center, we placed the play dough.
  3. Use a plastic mat for play dough play time.
  4. Allow the child to interact with the play dough tray, using their creativity to come up with different ways to use the items in the tray with the play dough.
Created using Craft Card Maker

pot of gold made with sensory tray items and title text overlay.

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