Leprechauns, rainbows, pots of gold, oh my! St. Patrick’s Day is a great time for kids to make everything that is related to rainbows and shamrocks. Here is our roundup of 11 St. Patrick’s Day Activities for kids:
Colorful Rainbow Crafts
Do your kids love pretending that they’re on an investigation or exploration? Encourage their sense of observation with these homemade rainbow binoculars by Crafty Morning. Tape two toilet paper tube together and wrap with different colored strips of paper. This might even give you a chance to drink a hot cup of coffee while your child searches for those sneaky leprechauns!
Unless you use a Keurig, you will most likely have a coffee filter around the house. These coffee filter watercolor rainbows by Our Kid Things is easy for young kids to make. Use watercolors for the best results!
A handprint rainbow painting by Kids Craft Room let’s kids have a more hands-on approach to making a rainbow. What kid doesn’t love to finger-paint?
Marshmallow Rainbows by No Time for Flashcards are a fun way for little ones to practice their fine motor, color sorting, and counting skills! Just don’t forget to leave some for a little snack later in the day.
Does your kid love necklaces? Dilute watercolor paint and let some pasta soak in the solution overnight. Kids can practice their fine motor skills when threading the pasta to make this colorful rainbow pasta necklace by Mommy’s Bundle.
Shamrocks and Leprechaun Art
This paper shamrock wreath by The Craft Patch is an easy craft that instantly brightens up your front door. Younger children might need some assistance from an adult, but it can be completed in a few steps!
Let your little ones express their creative side with these mosaic paper shamrocks. After you cut out a cardstock clover, let your kids go crazy with different types of green colored paper to create a mosaic.
Older kids will love using rocks to paint for this festive holiday! Paint a few rocks gold for the nuggets and a few with four leaf clovers. These shamrocks and gold nuggets by Sustain My Craft Habit would be a festive touch to a garden space!
A Handprint Four Leaf Clover by Fun Handprint Art would be a nice keepsake decoration with you little one’s print.
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Are you looking for something with a little more pizazz for the older kids? Use baking soda and vinegar to make these rainbow fizzing pots by Little Bins Little Hands.
Finally, if you are like me and need more time, try this St. Patrick’s Day sensory bin by No Time for Flashcards. All you need are scoops, colored rice, beans, and other St. Patrick’s Day themed objects. The options are endless. Let the exploring begin!
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