St. Paddy's Dough
Your children will
love playing with this St. Patrick's Day Dough. They can use
it freely or set out a supply of St. Patrick cookie cutters. See
4 cups flour
1 cup salt
1 3/4 cup warm water
Combine flour and salt into a bowl; then add the warm water.
Knead the dough for ten minutes.
Keep the dough refrigerated in an airtight container until
you're ready to use it. When you do
use it, you may want to cover your table with a plastic table
cloth or newsprint. Set out the
dough along with a jar of green finger paint. Invite children to
the area and provide each of them
with a small ball of dough. Direct the children to flatten the
dough and then drop a spoonful of
finger paint in the middle of the dough. Have the children
squeeze and knead the dough until it
mixes with the paint and turns green. Allow each child to
explore the dough,
and then place it in a resealable bag for the children to take
1 cup flour
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 cup water
1/2 cup salt }
2 tsp. cream of tartar
Mix all ingredients in saucepan. Heat, stirring constantly
until ball forms. Cool and knead until smooth.
Set out green
blocks, legos, duplos, and such for the children to work with.
You can also
set out other green manipulatives in other areas of your
classroom for the children to explore.
Purchase a supply of
green beads shaped like shamrocks. Then cut a supply of
green and white striped plastic drinking straws into 1/2 inch
long pcs. Have each child
string the straw pieces and the beads in an alternating pattern
on a green chenille stem.
Then help the child twist the ends of the stem together to
create a bracelet.
Gather crayons in
the following colors; red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and
Line up the crayons side by side; then tape them together with
masking tape. Invite each
child to use the line of crayons to draw an arch. Then have
him/her identify the colors.
Have each child use
a green marker to color a sheet of self adhesive
loose leaf page reinforcers. When the ink is dry, provide the
with a sheet of white construction paper. Invite him/her to peel
off the reinforcers and stick them onto his/her paper to form
and four leaf clovers. Then have him/her use a green,
fine tip marker to draw a stem on each shamrock.
Ahead of time, ask
parents to bring in empty boxes of Keebler cookies.
Let the children cut the elves off the boxes to use as paper
1/3 c. sugar
1 c. cornstarch
4 c. cold water
Cook until thick.
put in bowls, add food coloring. Put in ziplock
baggies. Let cool. Let the kids play with it while it is in the
bags for a neat sensory experience or use it to mix colors.
Give each of the
children a handful of fruit loops and a string of yarn. Encourage
the children to string the Fruit Loops using a pattern of colors
to form a necklace.
Once the necklace is complete, they can munch on the fruit loops
for a snack.
Rainbow Place Mat
Glue fruit loop
cereal onto a rainbow placemat.
The Hunt For
There are poker
chips that my husband
spray painted gold, black pots (from halloween), and tongs.
The kids love finding the gold using their tongs and filling
Sewing center has
shamrocks, leprechauns, rainbows, and potatoes
to lace as well as green noodle or rainbow noodle necklaces to
Add a few drops of green paint to shaving cream. Be sure that the
children's clothes are protected as the paint may stain the
Mix 2 cups water with a little green food coloring,
add 6 cups of cornflower/cornstarch to make goop.
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