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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St Patrick's Day! Crafts, games and sorting fun



Happy St Patricks day everyone! Today I made a cute little game your little ones are sure to love. It is great to use with a felt board or in a group on the floor at circle how ever you prefer.


All you need is to make a variety of different coloured pots and a gold coloured coin out of felt.

To start repeat the verse below while the children close their eyes, then the teacher/parent hide the gold coin under one of the pots. (while everyone's eyes are closed and the verse is being said)

Here are the words, it is one I made up many years ago for daycare:

Leprechaun, Leprechaun, Where's your Gold? (like doggy, doggy, where's your bone)
Leprechaun, Leprechaun, Where's your Gold?
Somebody stole it, they are bold!

Find your gold quick as can be.
Is it in the _(name colour pot)_, let's go see!

(above is a close up of the pot shape you could use as a pattern)
The charming little leprchaun pictured was made by Princess Nimble Thimble on Etsy. You can find her shop HERE. New dolls are added Wednesdays and Sundays I think so if the shop is empty check back soon or visit her sold area. We have many of these lovelies at our house :) I like to use the leprchaun as an added prop. You can give it to the child who is hiding the gold for added fun and to make it clear whose turn it is.



Above Aayla is searching for the leprchaun's gold

She found it so now it's her turn to hide it!
Our little leprchaun is also the perfect companion for sorting a rainbow!
Give your child at least 6 bowls and a jar of buttons, or pom poms etc and allow them to sort the items into the colour of the rainbow.

If your little ones want to be a leprchaun for the day click HERE for my past post on making leprchaun hats shown below.

Or THIS POST HERE for a fun Milk Rainbow.
And now I am off to go make one of THESE for snack. Doesn't it look yummy?