My kiddos were so lucky to have a year of "Grandma School" with their cousins. Grandma did a preschool activity with them weekly and it was the highlight of their week. So here are some of her fun ideas for St. Patrick's Day!
Arts and Crafts
These are done by cutting squares (about 1"x1") of green tissue paper. She used different shades of green tissue paper for variety.
ScienceColor Explosion Experiment:
Watch the above video to see the kids in action - they LOVED this! The kids used a pie pan full of milk and dropped various drops of food coloring in. Then taking a cotton swab dipped in dish soap, you can make all the colors explode and create a tie-dye sort of look. Check out a very detailed explanation on why this occurs at one of my favorite Science websites:
Lots to choose from, but here are a few ideas...
I Can Sing a Rainbow:
I can Sing a Rainbow is a favorite amongst grandma and her grandkids. This time, two cute grandkids taught the others how to do the sign language along with the music (Here's a great video we found online that demonstrates it). I was impressed with how long the 2-3 year olds stayed at attention. It's all about teaching them kinesthetically or hands-on!
St. Patrick's Day Bingo - there are countless free printables online, here are some of my favorites:
Bingo Version 1
Bingo Version 2
Bingo Version 3
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See our St. Patrick's Day section for more crafts, treats, lesson plans and activities!