St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock and Gold Coin Sensory Bag

When introducing a new topic to toddlers and preschoolers, a concrete learning tool is a great way to help solidify new information.  A fun way to achieve this is by involving the senses through sensory exploration.  With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, I wanted to introduce my little ones to some traditional symbols and colors of the holiday.  A St. Patrick’s Day sensory bag filled with shamrocks and gold coins seemed fitting! A sensory bag is a mess {Read More}

Pot of Gold Sight Words St. Patrick’s Day Activity

Are your kids excited about St. Patrick’s Day? Mine are already asking when we’ll do our next St. Patrick’s Day activity and discussing how they’ll design their leprechaun traps this year to be sure to catch that little leprechaun. To channel some of that enthusiasm into our school time I decided to make little pots of ABC gold for the girls to use when practicing their sight words and spelling lists. Materials Black pots (Affiliate link) Gold coins (We purchased ours {Read More}

Race to Gold Counting Game

Have you ever noticed how some kids count the space they are already on as the first space when they move? While playing board games recently I noticed Tinker was having a little difficulty moving forward along the game board. It’s very common, and with a little practice they quickly learn to take advantage of that extra jump forward. I designed this easy Race to Gold counting game to help Tinker practice counting forward and backward using the game board. Later this {Read More}

St. Patrick’s Day Sensory Play

They say you’ll find gold at the end of a rainbow, but it’s just as much fun to search for it in a soothing water play activity. That’s just what we put together in this St. Patrick’s Day sensory play activity for preschoolers. Materials Affiliate links included. Shallow container Green water beads (hydrated)* Gold coins and green plastic coins Shamrocks Water tinted with green food coloring Combine all materials and invite kids to explore freely. Tinker loved scooping handfuls of {Read More}

St. Patrick’s Day Play Dough Invitations

We enjoy play dough throughout the year. It’s a rare week when we don’t have some sort of play dough invitation set up for after school. Not only is play dough a nice soothing sensory activity, it’s also a fun way to explore different themes. This collection of play dough invitations includes ideas for some hands-on St. Patrick’s Day play.  You’ll find colorful and sparkly play dough recipes, creative materials to include in invitations, and more! St. Patrick’s Day Play {Read More}

Gold Scavenger Hunt ABC Activity

My girls adore scavenger hunts. Whether we are on a nature walk, outside, or indoors, they love finding special things as part of a scavenger hunt. It’s easy to build on this enthusiasm by incorporating some of the learning goals they are working on. For St. Patrick’s  Day we set up this ABC gold scavenger hunt and they’ve had tons of fun searching for gold and practicing the alphabet. Materials All of our materials are from Dollar Tree, but many {Read More}

Rainbow and Gold Pom Pom Water Play

Tinker has been on a water play kick lately, so we’ve been setting up new ideas regularly. Today we’re sharing a St. Patrick’s Day inspired water play bin full of rainbows and gold. You don’t need many materials, but you’re little is sure to have tons of fun. Materials As with any water play bin I tried to include items that would both sink and float. Here’s what we gathered… Pom poms in a rainbow of colors White pom pom {Read More}

St. Patrick’s Day Books

St. Patrick’s Day is a fun holiday to celebrate, even if you are not Irish. For kids the magic of leprechauns and a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow make this day extra special. Below we have gathered 10 books that are perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. We hope March 17th is full of good luck, leprechauns, gold and rainbows. Books About Leprechauns & St. Patrick’s Day This post contains affiliate links. Mary McLean and the Saint {Read More}

Healthy Rainbow St. Patrick’s Day Snacks

Now that both girls are in school for most days of the week (sniff! wanh!) I’m trying to be even more diligent about sitting down together to chat and reconnect when we all get home. Sometimes this means cooking together, and it always means an after school snack. As we get closer to March these are some of the fun rainbow and St. Patrick’s Day snacks I hope to to try with them. Whether you’re planning for breakfast, snack time, {Read More}

Rainbow Science Experiments

Last week’s theme for Discover & Explore was St. Patrick’s Day and Rainbows.  There were so many clever ideas for learning and play. It was hard to choose which ones to share with you, but you know I love science experiments for kids. I thought you’d also like these fun rainbow science experiments.  Rainbow Fizzing Pots from Little Bins for Little Hands Rainbow Magic Milk from Life Lesson Plans Color Mixing from Trillium Montessori Easy Make a Rainbow Experiment from Sparkling {Read More}