I have to say I went all out this year for St. Patrick’s Day. We are talking green toilets, green milk, green pancakes. Anything I would turn green I did and you know what the kids LOVED it!! And if they didn’t know the color green they do now. These St. Patrick’s Day Activities are perfect for your older toddlers and preschoolers.
We did these activities during our homeschool time but they can be adapted for the preschool – PreK classroom.
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Week at a Galance
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Book we Read
Listening Skills – Print Awareness- Front and Back Cover – Characters/Setting
Greeting: Students greet the person sitting next to them and they give them a fist bump.
Share: Something you have enjoyed doing recently.
Social-Emotional: Friendship skills (taking turns, sharing, listening) We use Mind & Heart by Proud to be Primary
Music: I’m a Little Leprechaun
Small Group Activities
Find the Gold– Lay the “X” cards face-up on the table or put them in a pocket chart. Have your kiddos close their eyes while you hid the gold under a card. The kiddos will then say the letter on a card and flip it over. If they find the gold they are the winner!! **you can pick target letters to use instead of all of the cards
Roll & Write– Kiddos roll the die and write the letter they rolled in the first square. They continue rolling and writing until all of the squares are filled up. When they are done, they can count each letter and determine which has the most/least/same amount.
Arts & Crafts
Cloud & Rainbow– Have your kiddos glue the cotton balls to the paper plate. Then glue the construction paper to the back of the paper plate to make a cloud and rainbow
Fizzy Shamrocks –
Prep- cut out shamrock shapes from craft paper, to make the paint mix 1 tablespoon green paint with 3 tablespoons baking soda
Directions- Have kiddos paint their shamrock with the green paint. Once they are done painting fill a small cup with vinegar and using a pipette have them squirt vinegar on their shamrock. It will start to bubble
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Math– Kiddos sort the gold using number sense.
Playdough–Make green playdough be sure to add some gold glitter to make it fun. Have kiddos stamp their name, friends name, or sight words.
Blocks- Build a Leprechaun Hide Out – stuffed toy leprechaun, pictures of different types of hide outs
Dramatic Play- Top hats, green jackets/vest, tea set, cookies
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