Well, we kept it simple, sweet and fun for our St. Pat’s celebrations. We started yesterday with some craft prep and a few lessons on St. Patrick. We painted some Styrofoam bowls green and added rainbow colored chenille sticks for handles for our “pots of gold.”
Geesh, creativity is messy. I found this neat idea at FamilyCorner.com. It didn’t really work like it said it would for us, but we enjoyed it anyway. Basically you put some Styrofoam cups on dark cookie sheets and bake them for 3 minutes at 250. They not only shrink, but the bottoms “puddle” and form the brim for a leprechaun hat.
I found a printable mini book about St. Patrick at EnchantedLearning.com and had the boys each do a different page…ds2 colored the map of Ireland, ds3 colored the cover, ds4 colored a page, etc. That way we all learned a little something and all contributed.
Today ds4 placed Fruit Loops on a rainbow chart…eat breakfast and learn colors at the same time lol. Isn’t that a cute little ceramic bunny egg holder in the background? Got that for 2 bucks at the antique shop. :)
We all played a game I found at Kidssoup that was fun and helped teach addition and subtraction.
I was surprised at how well the younger boys did when they landed in a leprechaun hole and had to put all their “gold” back. Ds4 cried a little, but didn’t give up. In the end we all won a little “gold” and enjoyed our treat.
We dressed up the lunch table with a green tablecloth and our little decorations. See the cute rainbow and pot of gold ds2 crafted? I made the cupcakes last night and just sprinkled green sugar on top…boys are so easy to impress lol. We also had some Irish punch (lime sherbet and Sprite.) A fun day that was relaxed and not too hard on the teacher. Success!