St. Patrick’s Day is such a fun day to celebrate with children of all ages. Some of my fondest memories are from when my daughters were preschoolers, as it is such a magical age. Below are ideas for bringing some extra magic to your home on St. Patrick’s Day.
How to Catch a Leprechaun by Adam Wallace describes a leprechaun’s journey through various houses as he encounters leprechaun traps. Reading this book is a great introduction to the activity below.
After reading How to Catch a Leprechaun, have your child make a leprechaun trap. The Big Bins Little Hands blog offers STEM focused ideas for easy-to-make leprechaun traps using materials from around the house (such as LEGOs(R), cotton balls, toilet paper rolls, and pipe cleaners).
Rainbow Fruit Tray
Photo credit: CafeMom Studios
This is one of my favorite St. Patrick’s Day snacks to make. It’s easy, it’s healthy, and has been a big hit in my daughters’ classrooms each year. To make it healthier, you can replace the marshmallows and Rolos (or chocolate gold coins) with little bowls of yogurt dip. You can also replace the fruits pictured with your children’s favorite fruits (additional colorful fruits include green grapes, raspberries, bananas, cantaloupe, watermelon, honeydew melon) or introduce your child to less common fruits (e.g. mango, papaya, guava, kiwi)…the options are endless! See CafeMom Studios’ video for a quick demonstration.
Grade Levels: PreK through Elementary.
- PreK 3-5 yrs (preschool)
- 5-6 yrs (kindergarten)
- 6-8 yrs (primary)
- 9-11 yrs (elementary)
Credit: ConnectionSpot.org on 03/17/21