If you are looking for St. Patrick’s activities for kids, you have come to the right place. Madelynn loved this week full of rainbows, leprechauns, shamrocks, and pots of gold!
St. Patrick’s Vocabulary:
Our next story was Ten Lucky Leprechauns by Kathryn Helling. Before reading, we practiced making predictions.
St. Patrick’s Retelling:
Shamrock Story Elements:
Rainbow Sand Tray:
Shamrock Sound Stamp:
Hunt for Gold Sounds:
This week we worked on ending sounds with this fun hide and seek game. I printed a page of gold pieces with pictures on them and placed the page under a clear baking dish. Then I covered the bottom of the dish with rainbow rice. Madelynn used paint brushes to uncover each piece of gold. After identifying the picture in the gold, we worked together to identify the sound it ends with. She then placed a magnet letter on the piece to show the ending sound.
Rainbow Name Craft:
St. Patrick’s Journal:
Color By Shape Leprechaun:
Lucky Charms Graph:
What kid doesn’t love to play with their food? Our first graphing activity was the perfect excuse to play, learn and snack all at the same time. First, I grabbed a big box of Lucky Charms and emptied it into a large bowl. I had Madelynn separate out the marshmallow pieces from the cereal. Then she sorted, counted, graphed and snacked.
St. Patrick’s Graphing:
For our next graphing activity, Madelynn and I played I spy. First I said “I spy leprechauns that are green.” She then had to find the item I was thinking of, color each one, count them and color in her graph. This was a lot of steps to follow so I helped her along the way, but she really did great following along! We repeated the “I spy” game with each item.
Scoop and Graph Coins:
Our last graphing activity this week was a scoop and graph activity. I filled a bin with green and gold coins . Madelynn used fine motor tools to grab a scoop of coins. Next she sorted them. Then she counted how many of each color and filled in her graph. She repeated this 4 times for even more practice.
Pots of Gold Counting:
Growing Gold Crystals:
For our science experiment this week we grew crystals. First I twisted gold pipe cleaners into tight circular coin shapes. Then tied fishing line to each pipe cleaner coin, and tied the other end to a wooden skewer. I boiled 4 cups water and Madelynn stirred in 1 ¾ cup borax until dissolved. We poured the water solution into cups and put one skewer/pipe cleaner into each cup. Then we let the cups sit over night and allowed crystals to grow.
Bleeding Tissue Rainbow:
For our first craft this week we had a little fun with bleeding tissue paper. I cut squares of bleeding tissue paper in ROYGBIV colors. First, Madelynn painted over a sheet of watercolor paper with water. Then she laid red pieces in a large arc on the paper and painted over them with water. She repeated this with each color in rainbow order then we waited for the paper to dry. Finally we removed the tissue squares to reveal the rainbow on the paper underneath.
St. Patrick’s Water Play:
For our second craft we created a garland with multiple painting techniques. I printed 3 copies of the shamrock outline page. Then I taped a strip of bubble wrap around a rolling pin. On the first page, Madelynn dipped teh rolling pin in green paint and rolled it a page of shamrocks. On the second page, she used a mini heart cookie cutter to stamp green paint on the shamrocks. And on the last page, she dripped white glue in swirls, sprinkled salt on top of the glue, then dripped green liquid watercolors on top of the salt. After allowing all pages to dry, she cut out each shamrock. I helped her hole punch, then thread each one on a piece of twine to create a garland.
Pots of Gold Sensory Bin:
In this bin: split peas, yellow pom poms, pots, fine motor tools
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