Shimmery Shamrock Craft for Children

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Today's post is another provided by Karen Carmody, under the blog name of Mama Carmody.  We thank her for allowing us to share her ideas for Learning Activities for the Color Green.

Spring is almost here along with Saint Patrick’s Day. What a great time for learning activities with the color green!

Shimmery Shamrock

These shimmery shamrocks are a great craft for Saint Patrick’s Day as well as a learning activity for the color green. It is also a good activity for discussing shapes because the shamrock is made up of a rectangle and four hearts. This craft works well for children as young as 2 years old as well as for older children. For younger children, you can cut out the shapes and simply let them spread glue and sprinkle glitter. Older children will be able to cut the shapes out themselves. You could also vary this craft by letting your child color or paint the craft sheet rather than using it as a template to cut the shapes from construction paper.

Materials Needed:

Shamrock craft sheet (download pdf below)
Green construction paper
Glue
Foam applicator
Plate for glue
Green glitter

Instructions:

1) Print off the Shamrock craft sheet
2) Cut hearts and rectangle stem out of green construction paper.
3) Pour glue out onto a plate.
4) Use a sponge applicator to spread the glue on the heart shapes.
5) Sprinkle green glitter all over the heart shapes.
6) Glue the tips of the hearts together and let dry.
7) Glue stem to back of hearts.

Now you have a beautiful shimmery shamrock to decorate with.

For more green themed activites to do with your children click here to see the full article including activities, green food ideas, and books.

Mama Carmody loves working with young children and making learning fun. She studied Early Childhood Education at Ball State University. Her blog, Love to Laugh and Learn shares many fun and educational activities.

0 March 16, 2012

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