Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
We have been celebrating St. Patrick’s Day for the last few weeks since I knew the days leading up to it would be busy with a ski trip and M’s 3rd birthday. For our schoolwork, we used Blessed Beyond a Doubt’s St. Patrick’s Day Preschool pack and 3Dinosaur’s St. Patrick’s Day Preschool pack. They both contain awesome worksheets that had M working on letters, sizing, writing, counting and critical thinking.
M worked on a few different activities that had her counting objects (1-20) and she really enjoyed that. We did it as a round-robin type of activity with her and the kids I babysit and they had fun helping each other figure out the answers.
To enhance our learning, I picked out a few books about St. Patrick’s Day and rainbows from our local library. We read through these multiple times over the course of the week and they tied in nicely to the crafts.
It’s St. Patrick’s Day by Rebecca Gomez
Looking at the Sky – Rainbows by Linda Aspen-Baxter and Heather Kissock
That’s What Leprechauns Do by Eve Bunting
Nothing gets M more excited than crafts and we had plenty to keep us busy!
In an effort to recreate something I saw on pinterest, I had the kids painting shamrocks with green paint and halved peppers. I’ll chalk this up to a pinterest semi-fail as the peppers we had didn’t exactly create a shamrock shape like I had hoped. However the kids had fun and didn’t really care what shape it looked like – they just though painting with peppers was hilarious. Especially when they decided to ditch the peppers and just cover themselves in green paint 🙂
Since we had been talking about rainbows throughout out St. Patrick’s day work, I decided to include a rainbow craft with M. I didn’t get a picture of her working on it but it was quite possibly the easiest craft to put together. I simply tore up some construction paper in each shade of the rainbow and she glued them onto a piece of white cardstock. Her rainbow didn’t look like a traditional rainbow, but isn’t that half the fun?
Now that our trip and her birthday are over, things should quiet down a little for us. Stay tuned for a peek at our Easter work as well as how I threw a Snow White 3rd Birthday party this past weekend 🙂