We took a break from our regularly scheduled programming to have some St. Patrick’s Day fun. I didn’t plan ahead so we had no books from the library and nothing planned. What I did have was shamrocks, jewels and stickers left-over from last year.
The kids dressed in green but Georgie declared “I’ll wear green but I’m still not going to be Irish”. I did explain to him that he is, in fact, about 1/8 Irish (he gets a little bit from both sides).
The kids made necklaces by stringing pieces of green straw and stickers.
They decorated wooden shamrocks with paint, glitter, jewels and stickers. Vicki loaded hers up with so many layers of paint and glitter glue that it will probably take about three days to dry. Georgie did mostly stickers, with just one blob of gold glitter that he tried to get to dry faster before deciding to just wipe off the excess.
We learned about the symbols of St. Patrick’s Day, watched a Sesame Street video about Irish Step Dancing, read a story about a Dragon and a Leprechaun, and printed an easy reader from Scholastic.
We also played some fun St. Patrick’s Day themed games at The Kidz Page.