Saturday, March 9, 2013

3 Fun St. Patrick's Day Activities

Saint Patrick's Day is just a little over a week away, so I wanted to share a few resources if you are looking for something fun to do with your children/students. Family Fun Magazine is one of our favorites when it comes to finding ideas for kids crafts, activities, and games. They've kindly shared the following three craft ideas, including the simple directions. If you make some of them, I would love to see pictures!! (You can share them on the MommyMaestra Facebook page!)

Don't forget that I have a bilingual St. Patrick's Day activity pack on sale in my TpT shop. It's perfect for children in Pre-K through 1st grade. Enjoy!


Swinging Shamrocks

Materials
Cardboard tubes
Scissors
Glue
Green paint
Fishing line/string

Directions
1. Cut four half-inch rings from a flattened cardboard tube, then cut through one of the folds on each ring.
2. For three of the rings, bend and glue the two ends to form a heart-shaped leaf.
3. Fold the fourth ring into a triangular stem and glue the ends together.
4. Glue the stem between two leaves, then glue on the third.
5. Paint the shamrock green. When it’s dry, hang it with fishing line or string.

Leprechaun Artist

Materials
Printable beard template from familyfunmag.com
Faux fur
Corrugated cardboard
Glue
Bamboo skewer

Directions

1. Print out beard template from familyfunmag.com
2. Cut the shape from a piece of faux fur and a piece of corrugated cardboard (with the corrugations running vertically).
3. Glue the fur to the cardboard.
4. Place a bit of glue on the end of a bamboo skewer, then insert it into one of the center flutes of the cardboard.
5. Let the glue dry before employing the disguise.

 
Over the Veggie Rainbow

Ingredients
Small bowl
Dip of choice (we used guacamole)
Bell peppers – various colors
Cauliflower
Carrots

Directions

1. Fill a small bowl with dip.
2. Slice four long strips of bell peppers in various colors and arrange them as shown.
3. Cut two small cauliflower clouds, skewer each with a toothpick, then position one on each side of the peppers.
4. Place sliced carrot coins beside the bowl for the leprechaun’s pot of gold.

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