Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with These Easy Crafts and Activities
Saint Patrick’s Day is this week, and we want to help you get ready for the holiday with some fun and educational crafts. Today, we’re sharing our picks for the top seven easy Saint Patrick’s Day crafts your kids will love.
Create an explosion of the mind with some household ingredients, and watch the excitement light up your children’s eyes as they watch the colors dissipate. Finding the sweet treat at the end is just an added bonus of these Magic Shamrocks.
This activity doubles as a fun science experiment, and it’s so easy. With household ingredients you probably already have on hand, you can actually pour a rainbow in a jar. Cool, huh?!
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Plants inspire learning, and what better way to slip in a science and botany lesson than planting shamrocks! And, if you’re lucky enough, you may even find a four-leaf clover.
These leprechaun hats are a cute craft to decorate any room for Saint Patrick’s Day. If you don’t have pots around the house, substitute a small plastic container. And, rather than buying a buckle, use yellow paint to make this as simple as possible!
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We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and can help kids learn. So, why not make your Saint Patrick’s Day breakfast one to remember with rainbow pancakes leading you straight to the pot of gold! This is a great opportunity to teach your little ones all about the color wheel, and what actually makes a rainbow.
Make your mid-day meal something special by adding these cute leprechaun footprints across your student’s plates. All you need is a little icing, dyed with green food coloring and a Ziploc baggie to turn your child’s meal into a Saint Patrick’s Day lunch!
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If you don’t have any luck finding a four-leaf clover, make your own lucky charm! These are a fun craft activity, and give kids an opportunity to learn important skills.
Share your Saint Patrick’s Day crafts, and any other activities you have planned for this weekend, in the comments below or on social media by tagging K12 Inc. on Facebook or @K12Learn on Twitter and Instagram.
Brittany Marklin is a contributing writer for Learning Liftoff and a community manager for K12. She coordinates all K12 student contests and connects with families who pursue online education. She attended George Mason University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing, with a minor in tourism and events management. Brittany spent her first five years at K12 on the social media team where she aided with content and strategy for multiple channels, and helped construct K12’s user-generated content site, “What’s Your Story?” When she’s not working, Brittany loves spending time with her husband and daughter in North Carolina.