St. Patrick's Day

Count the Shamrocks/coins:
You will need-
3 or 4 Black pots or boxes
Shamrock shapes or coins
Spinner or die
Place 3 or 4 pots/boxes on the table.
Spin or roll the die and put that many shapes into the first pot/box. Continue until you have shapes in each. Have the child guess how many there are all together then add or multiply to get how many shapes you have. Lay them out and count.


Green Daisies/carnations:
You will need-
White daisies or carnations
Green food color
Cut the stem of the flower at an angle while holding it under water. Place in a jar with green water and watch the flowers change to green.

Social Studies-

Research paper on
Saint Patrick

Paper "
Why is Ireland called the Emerald Isle?"


"What would you do with the leprechaun's pot of gold?"


Follow the Rainbow to the Pot of Gold:
You will need-
2-3 circles of each color of the rainbow(red,orange,yellow,green,blue,indigo,violet)
Pot of gold(paper shape or pot/box with candy)
Trivia or math questions
Lay the circles on the ground in a row starting with the red and ending with the violet. They start on the red and when they answer a question right they move one circle. When they get to the pot of gold  they win.
You can make this a board game too.
Leprechaun, leprechaun Where's your gold?
You will need:
pot of gold shape

Have one person(leprechaun) hide their eyes while you give the pot of gold to another person.
Then everyone chants-
Leprechaun, leprechaun, Where's your gold? Somebody took it while you weren't home. Leprechaun, leprechaun, Where's your gold?
Then the person(leprechaun) has 2 guesses to see who has the gold. Then it is that person's turn to be the leprechaun.

One of the legends of St. Patrick is that he drove all the snakes out of Ireland. There is no snakes native to Ireland so this is just a legend.

Make your own snakes from construction paper and craft supplies.
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