When you have little kids or students, there is no denying that every holiday is fun to celebrate and St. Patrick’s Day is no different. There are SO many fun things to do and I wanted to share some of my favorite ones that we have been doing over the past couple of weeks.
Gel Window Clings
Rainbow of Beans
Clover Alphabet and Numbers
The shamrocks can be downloaded for FREE on Teachers Pay Teachers.
Leprechaun Hand Print
I saw this cute activity floating around Pinterest and knew that we had to do it. Molly does not like getting dirty (unless it involves playing with rocks) so I was a little concerned as to how she would react to me having to paint her hand, but she thought it was fun kind of fun.
1) brown paint (I mixed with a little bit of white paint), 2) orange paint, 3) paintbrush, 4) paint paper or card stock, 5) templates for the hat printed off 6) scissors, 7) glue, 8) green, yellow & black foam paper (construction paper would work too), and 9) googly eyes (or you can just draw your own eyes with marker), and 10) a black marker.
Dobbing for Shamrocks
Puffy Paint Shamrock
I got this idea from No More Flashcards. I wanted to do this to try activity for two reasons. 1) I have always wanted to try puffy paint. It looks SO cool. 2) I am determined to get my daughter to enjoy getting her hands dirty and stop freaking out every time she gets paint, markers, food, etc. on them.
1) shaving cream, 2) glue, 3) paint paper or card stock, 4) scissors, and 5) green paint, 6) plastic tub to hold the puffy paint, 7) craft stick (or something that can be used to stir the puffy paint), 8) shamrock template.
Rainbow Celery Experiment
What You Will Need:
Rainbow Walking Water Experiment
This experiment is really cool. Like the celery experiment, I remember doing this with my kiddos when I taught. To me this one is just SO amazing to see because you can see the changes happening quickly right before your very eyes.
1) 6 clear containers filled halfway with water
2) food dye
3) Paper Towels
You will have three containers per experiment. We used small glasses and it seemed to work just fine. Place three glasses side by side. Leave the middle one empty and put water and food dye in the container on either side. We did blue and red in one experiment and yellow and blue in the other. Get some sheets of paper towels and fold like an accordion. Place one end in the glass with the water and the other end in the empty container. Repeat on the other side. See the picture below for a visual.
This is what happened almost immediately after putting the paper towel strips in. Molly was mesmerized.
This was after about twenty minutes.