We had another fun day playing with Shamrocks! We read the book Green Shamrocks by Eve Bunting. It about a rabbit that grows a pot of shamrocks only to find it missing one day. He eventually finds it at goats house just in time to keep them from being eaten. Instead, rabbit invites goat to join him at the St. Patrick's Day parade.
We had green shamrock shakes for dessert. The kids loved the green cherries. More on this later.
Shamrock Treasure Hunt
I loved this activity, so did they. I hid green Easter eggs filled with either Hersey Kisses or Chuck E. Cheese gold coins around the house along with a clue. There were simple clues for the younger ones and a little trickier ones for Little J.
Juiciness and Sassyfras know the sounds of the letters and are working to identify beginning sounds. I thought for today though, I'd see how they would do with a consonant blend of "Sh". I put "S" on some shamrocks and "Sh" on others. I simply asked them to pick them up and say the sound it made. They went a step further and sorted them too.
I cut a bunch of 3 and 4 leaf clovers. I had them count the leaves and say the number.
Little J went on a four leaf clover hunt in the front yard. He was back in about two minutes with one! We're pressing it in some books right now.
Using the top of a pepper and some green paint the little ones made a shamrock print.
Little J made fingerprint shamrocks. I saw this idea in a Mailbox Magazine a few years back. However, we made it into a 4 leaf clover hunt...can you find them?
You know I can't leave our wonderful teachers out of our St. Patrick's Day fun! We used the salt dough I made a bit back to make shamrock pins. I refrigerated it and it seems to be fine. If you go to this post, you can print the "Lucky" card.
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