This week we focus on activities and book readings about St. Patricks Day. I created some fun activities we use at home for my three year old daughter, a helpful books created for a very young learner to easily understand the history of St. Patrick and a fun cd with Irish songs for our active session in music and movement.
Here I’m sharing the activities we have for this week of March to celebrate the St. Patrick’s Day.
Transferring shamrock coins in a hat
We started our activity today with these lucky clover play coins placed in a basket and asked her to put the coins inside the elf hat. This activity is also great for toddler because it uses the whole hand grasp to strengthen the hand and finger muscles.
Shamrock leaf poking: I use this four leaf cookie cutter to show her also how to poke without a line and paper directly on the cork board. This is a more advance poking so I suggest to start from poking using a paper with an object image printed in black.
Counting 0-5 using the clover leaf coins:You can also go until numbers 9 or 10. My daughter is three so I let her master first the first lower six numerals.
Molding using shamrock cookie cutter:
We use a non toxic green dough, rolling pin and clover molder for this fun fine motor activities.
This is the music cd we use for our music and movement. We learn the very basic tap dance so the child can follow easily.
The songs shown here are mostly traditional Irish music produced by Dj’s Choice.
A book about St. Patrick’s Day by Gail Gibbons
A shamrock is a symbol of Saint Patrick as well as of Ireland.
Our readings for this week; The Story of Saint Patrick’s Day, St. Patricks Day, Ten Lucky Leprechauns
Aside from wearing something green, how do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with you kiddos?