Here's a few ideas for St. Patrick Day:
An Art Project:
My 2nd graders and up enjoyed this.
First color the "mini" St Patrick printable and cut it out. Cut out a sun from yellow construction paper and cut out some green hills for the bottom.
Add a darker green edge to the hilltops,
with the green crayon or green paint and a cotton swab.
Glue the sun, hills, and St. Patrick to the blue paper.
Now add the clovers with a green crayon or paint:
If you use a crayon just draw three circles and a stem as pictured.
If you are using paint here's how to make the clovers:
(Try it on scrap paper first)
Add a few large drops of paint to a sheet of scrap paper so you can easily dip the cotton swab into it without getting too much paint.....
Cover the cotton swab tip with some of the green paint and poke the paper with it:
(If you have a cotton "string" that is not allowing you to make a nice circle try spinning the cotton swab in the paint so it will make a more smoothed end.)
Now do it again next to the first dot:
Now, with a toothpick, gather a bit of paint on the tip and scrape it from the center of the three dots to make a stem:
Now you can add a saying, like:
"Happy St. Patrick's Day"
Now it's a beautiful finished project!
A Coloring Page:
For the younger kids I created a simple coloring page:
Looking for a bulletin board idea?
Create a bulletin board like the above art project.... The coloring page of St. Patrick could be used instead of the mini St. Patrick. Cover the grassy hills with clovers created by each of the children!
Here is a printable clover/Trinity craft you could use. Have the kids make them and then add them to the grassy area on the bulletin board.
Hoping you are all having a blessed Lent and will have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day!