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Old 01-30-2004, 04:29 PM
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St. Patricks Day activities for kids

Green and White Art
Let children make pictures using green glitter, Crayons, Pens, Colored Pencils, Markers, Paint, String, Yarn, Ribbon, Tissue Paper, Torn Paper, Holes from a Hole Punch, Shamrock Stickers, Buttons, Colored Glue, Colored Tape, Chalk, Wet Chalk, Wrapping Paper, Shamrock Shaped Sponge Painting, Shamrock or Leprechaun stamps or Pasta or rice colored with green food coloring.

Green Shaving Cream Art
Add a few drops of green paint to shaving cream. Have the children use this to paint with. Not mixing the paint in will give it a special look.

Shamrock Hats
Make hats from newsprint and have the child decorate with green paint or shamrock stickers.

Shamrock People
Give the children a piece of white paper, and a green shamrock shape. Have the children glue the shamrock onto the paper, and then draw a body as if the shamrock was a head.

Shamrock People 2
Draw a large shamrock shape from green construction paper. Have the children cut it out with 4 smaller shamrock shapes. Have the children draw a face on the large shamrock shape. Supply the children with 4 strips of paper to fold accordian style for arms and legs. Have the children glue the small shamrocks onto the the strips of paper as hands and feet, then glue the arms and legs onto the body.

Torn Paper Shamrocks
Draw a shamrock shape on a piece of paper. Have the children tear pieces of green construction paper, and glue them inside the lines for the shamrock shape.

Shamrock Necklaces
Supply the children with shamrock shaped stencil. Have the children cut out shamrock shapes from construction paper. Then, have them use a hole punch to make a hole, so they can thread them onto a piece of yarn.

Noodle Necklaces
Supply the children with pasta noodles that have been dyed green, or use many different colors for a rainbow necklace, and yarn. Have the children thread the noodles onto the yarn to make a necklace.

Sponge Art
Supply the children with St Patrick's Day sponges and paint and have them make a St Patricks' Day scene with them.

Shamrock Cookie Cutter Art:
Obtain a cookie cutter that is shaped like a shamrock. Have the children dip the cookie cutter in a shallow container of green paint, then press onto a piece of paper to make shamrock prints.

Green Spray Paint Art:
Obtain a clean spray bottle. Add water and a little bit of liquid or powdered tempera. Then, place a large piece of paper on an easel, and have the children spray the colored water onto the paper.

Kool Aid Art
Sprinkle a little dry greeen kool aid mix onto a piece of paper. Have your child spray water from a spray bottle onto the paper. For added adventure, you may choose to take your children out into the rain with a piece of paper that has kool-aid on it.

Rain and Rainbow Collage
Look in a magazine or newspaper for pictures of rain, or rainbows, cut them out, and let your child glue them onto a piece of paper for a collage.

Torn Paper Rainbows
Apply glue onto a piece of paper where the first color of the rainbow should be, you can make a half or full arc. Have your child apply red torn paper to the glued area. Next apply glue under the red torn paper for the next color, and so on!! (you will only be able to do three or four colors)

Easy rainbows
Tape three or four different colored crayons in a straight line. Show your child how to draw a rainbow with one stroke.

Cereal Rainbows
You will need a box of Fruit Loops (or similar cereal), paper, pencil and glue. For younger children, you should draw a rainbow shape on to the paper then have the children glue the fruit loops inside the shape. Older children can make their own rainbow shape, or trace it. You may also do this project as open ended art by allowing the children to make whatever they wish with the fruit loops.

Leprechaun Foot Prints
Obtain a very long piece of white paper, about six feet long is nice. Then have each child walk across the paper after a teacher has painted their feet green.

Pistachio Pudding Finger Paint
Mix instant pistachio pudding according to the directions and paint on wax paper. Great for children who like to eat their art

Potato Prints
Cut a large potato in half. You will need a cookie cutter that will fit on the potato half. Press the cookie cutter into the flat side of the potato. Then, using a knife, cut the potato around the outside of the cookie cutter, leaving a shaped potato stamp. Supply the children with the potato stamps, different colored paints, and paper. Have the children dip the potatoes in the paint and press them firmly onto the paper. If the potatoes are not cut evenly the shapes will not appear clearly.

Shamrock Rubbings
Cut shamrock shapes from paper doilies or sandpaper. Tape these shamrocks to the table. Have the children place a piece of thin white paper over the shamrocks and rub a crayon over the shamrock.

Creating The Color Green
Ask the children what colors you need to make green. Then supply them with blue and yellow paint and white paper. You should start with your yellow and add a little amount of blue. Ask the children to mix the colors to get their favorite shade of green. Discuss how all the colors of green are a little different.

Sticker Art
Supply the children with St. Patrick's Day stickers and have them place them on a piece of white paper.

Stamp Art
Supply the children with St. Patrick's Day stamps and have them make a St. Patrick's Day scene with the stamps.

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Rainbow in A Cup

Make a rainbow Jello for St. Patrick's Day or other festive occasions. This cute snack is simple to make, but each layer has to set before you add the next layer, so start days before you want to eat it.

Supplies needed: Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple Jello
Hot and cold water
Clear plastic cups

Make the red Jello according to instructions on the box. Pour a small amount in the bottom of each clear glass (about one sixth of the cup).
When the red Jello has set (this will take hours or overnight), repeat using the orange Jello.
Repeat with the yellow, green, blue and purple Jellos.

You now have rainbow Jello to help you celebrate St. Patrick's Day or other festive occasions.

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Lucky Shamrock

Lucky Shamrock

This craft is super simple and will help build your child's developing motor skills by using scissors. Perfect for preschool and Kindergarten students.

You will need:
Light and dark green contstruction paper
Light blue construction paper


Have child place hand, palm side down, on the dark green construction paper and trace for a hand pattern. Repeat two more times to make three hand patterns.

Have child cut out the hand prints.

Cut out the patterns after printing them out by clicking
Using the light green shamrock leaf pattern, trace and cut out three leaves on light green paper.

Trace the stem pattern on dark green construction paper, cut out.

Glue them stem, then the three clover leaves, then the hand prints onto the blue construction paper. (See picture)

Have child write his or her name at the top or on the back.

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We have done the green Kool Aid on paper but use ice cubes as paint brushes to swirl the color.

Green Kool Aid play dough

Kool-Aid® Play Dough
1 cup flour
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 package unsweetened Kool-Aid

1/4 cup salt

2 tablespoons cream of tartar

1 cup water
Mix flour, salt, cream of tartar and Kool-Aid® in a medium pot. Add water and oil. Stir over medium heat 3 to 5 minutes. When mixture forms a ball in pot, remove. Knead until smooth. Put in a plastic bag and refrigerate.
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