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Button Threading

(Photo by Rebecca)

Thread each shamrock
button onto the pipe cleaner.
* You can also use green beads.


Spooning Gems

(Photo by Rebecca)

Spoon the gems, one at a
 time, into the second dish.


Clothes Pin Activity

(Photo by Rebecca)

Count the St. Patrick's Day objects
 on each card and place the clothes
 pin onto the correct number.


Balancing Hats

(Photo by Rebecca)

Balance one little leprechaun
 hat onto each of the sticks.


Colors Collage

(Photo by Shell)




St. Patrick's Day Fine Motor Ideas



St. Paddy's Dough (no cook)

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 recipe below:

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 home. 


Green Play Dough

1 cup flour
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 cup water
1/2 cup salt }
2 tsp. cream of tartar
Food coloring

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.


Make a Leprechaun Bracelet

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.


Rainbow Crayons

Gather crayons in the following colors; red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple.
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.


Clover Collection

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 child
 with a sheet of white construction paper.  Invite him/her to peel
 off the reinforcers and stick them onto his/her paper to form three
 and four leaf clovers.  Then have him/her use a green,
 fine tip marker to draw a stem on each shamrock.


Elf Paper Dolls

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 dolls.


Rainbow Stew

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.


Fruit Loop Necklace

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.


Fruit Loop Rainbow Place Mat

Glue fruit loop cereal onto a rainbow placemat.


The Hunt For the Gold

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 their pots.


Sewing Center

Sewing center has shamrocks, leprechauns, rainbows, and potatoes
 to lace as well as green noodle or rainbow noodle necklaces to make.


Green Shaving Cream

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 clothing.



Mix 2 cups water with a little green food coloring,
 add 6 cups of cornflower/cornstarch to make goop.



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