Wednesday, March 7, 2012

It's Playtime: St. Patrick's Day Play

Kids love St. Patrick's Day!  Why?  It's all about the magic.  Who doesn't want to believe there are little people running around, hoarding gold, that you could possibly catch and trick them into handing over their treasure?  Children want to believe there is magic all around: Leprechauns, Fairies, Santa Clause.  And I belive it's our duty to keep that magic alive for as long as possible.  So for the next couple of weeks I'm planning to feature the wonderful St. Patrick's ideas posted on It's Playtime with the hope that you'll create your own magic at home with your children.

Mom to 2 Posh Lil' Divas shared how they made these lovely Tie Dye Shamrocks using dot painters and coffee filters.  I love how vibrant they are!

Candy?  Math?  Sounds like fun!  Criss-Cross Applesauce has a free printable M&M Rainbow Math Game for all of you.

Need an activity for older children?  How about these adorable Racing Balloon Leprechauns from Housing a Forest (video included)?  If you have younger children, the Leprechauns could simply fly around the room rather then race.  Fun for all!

Toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy going on a St. Patrick's Day Green Hunt shared by Little Family Fun.

This St. Patrick's Sensory Box is loaded with green items to explore and wear.  Check out Our Daily Craft for the list of items she's included.

The Gingerbread House shared how bell peppers are perfect for Printing Shamrocks!

If you were featured this week, don't forget to grab your special "featured button." 

These activities plus more can be found over on the It's Playtime Pinterest Board.  Happy Pinning!  

Now, on to this weeks play date! 
It's Playtime is a community and Thursday link-up hosted by:

* Rachele : Messy Kids (That's me!)
* Anna : The Imagination Tree
* Rachel : Quirky Momma
* Jamie : hands on : as we grow
* Jenny : Let the Children Play

How to Play :
* Link up a post about a playful learning experience enjoyed by kids.
* Give us love and pop a button into your post/blog. Invite your readers to the weekly play date!

* Stop by one of our blogs every Thursday and add your link about play. Your link will show up on each of the blogs in the It's Playtime community.
* Each week the playtime hosts will choose favorite posts to feature. (By linking you are giving us permission to use an image and link to you, if featured.)
* Be sure to visit some of the links that catch your eye. Commenting on posts that you find interesting or inspiring is a wonderful way to develop your own playful community.


  1. We've been doing rainbows and next week we are doing St. Pat's Day activities so these will be GREAT!

  2. Some lovely St Patricks Day ideas. My MIL is Irish so I really should do something to celebrate. Never thought about it before. Thanks for e inspiration.



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