St Patrick’s Day is on the way and sadly, J is really enjoying Irish pub songs courtesy of her dad and his mandolin playing. Her favourite song to date is called The Irish Rover. Today I am going to share with you one of our quick preschool activities that works on both sensory and fine motor skills. It is called Rescue St Patrick’s Day. Let’s walk.
First, I have a confession- this activity is a result of a ruined one. I had completely forgot to remove the container from outside (we are having -20 weather without windchill) and so its contents froze. However, I think this turned out far better than I had planned.
RESCUE ST PATRICK’S DAY (ST PATRICK’S DAY PRESCHOOL ACTIVITIES)
What You Need
- 2 packs of green jello
- a container large enough to hold the contents
- St Patrick’s Day stickers (we raided the dollar store)
- 1 squirt bottle per child
- Food colouring to distinguish each child’s bottle (you have been warned)
- Paint brushes (or any brush you can find)
1) Mix the jello as the package says and then add an extra cup of water to the container.
2) Place the stickers inside of the container.
3) Put the container outside to freeze or in your freezer.
4) Once the mixture is frozen the real fun begins.
HOW TO PLAY
The first thing you want to do is place your container on a table where you preschooler can easily reach it.
Add 1 or 2 drops of food colouring to each squirt bottle and fill it with water.
Give each child a squirt bottle and tell them to squirt the water on the stickers to rescue them.
Also remember to give them brushes if they choose to use it.
C wanted in on the fun (hence ensuring a squirt bottle for each child) and to be honest, he was far more interested in squirting that rescuing. Oh well, it still helped in the long run and he was working on his grip.
And just in case you were confused, here is a quick clip of what the activity looks like.
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