‘Tis the season for good luck, leprechauns and rainbows! We tapped Katie Baumgartner of Make to Celebrate to come up with some festive activities to help your little celebrate St. Paddy’s Day—take a look at her colorful suggestions.
1. Make Leprechaun Binoculars
This one’s super easy to do at home—simply glue or tape two paper rolls together, and use little scissors to make a slit in each one to add a string. Your child can use paint sticks (these Kwik Stix are a teacher favorite because they dry super fast!) to decorate the binoculars before heading out the door to search for gold.
2. Go on a Color Hunt
Grab those binoculars and walk around your neighborhood (or your house!) with your child and ask them to point out examples of each color in the rainbow. Extra credit: have them snap a picture of the object on your phone so that you can print them out later to create color flashcards.
3. Add Color (And a Little Luck) to Story Time!
Katie, a former early childhood educator, loves these books for March:
Teach your little about their rainbow of emotions in this pretty picture book.
Take an interactive ‘painting’ journey with your child (sans the mess).
Set to the tune of the Itsy Bitsy Spider, this board book is perfect for itty bitty babes.
A silly book about all the mischief a leprechaun causes around St. Patrick’s Day.
4. Get Dressed Up
Send your little to school or daycare in rainbow or mint styles!