• Alessandra Parker

Pre-K St. Patrick's Day Crafts & Books

It's easy for little one's to get caught up in the fun ideas of leprechauns and green clovers when discussing St. Patrick's Day. While I think all of that is fun & a wonderful way to strike up your little one's imagination, I also think it's important to teach children about Saints and why their lives and sacrifices are important for us today.


I've included a few things we did in our home to learn about St. Patrick and for the fun of St. Patrick's Day as well. If you do any of these crafts or read any of these stories, please comment below or tag me - @Alessandra.Juliet!


St. Patrick's Day Books

  1. That's What Leprechauns Do

This book is whimsical, silly, and has beautiful illustrations. Rhett loves to read this book over & over and think of all the mischievous things that leprechauns can do! He even started blaming things around the house on them.

2. Patrick


This book by Tomie dePaola is a beautiful book that describes who St. Patrick was and what he did for the people of Ireland. We have multiple of Tomie dePaola's books and they are all so wonderful and rich. If you are looking for a book for your 3-6 year old that truly explains the meaning of St. Patrick's Day, this is it!


We also did a few crafts for St. Patrick's Day as Rhett loves to make things to put on the fridge or play with!


St. Patrick's Day Crafts


  1. Leprechaun Lookers

We adapted this idea from loveyourlittles.com and Rhett LOVED it! I mean wouldn't take them off for multiple days in a row loved it.

HOW TO MAKE:


Supplies:


- 2 toilet paper rolls

- green paint

- glue

- decorations (we used pom poms)

- string (we used blue ribbon that I had left over from another project)




Instructions:

  1. Paint each toilet paper roll green and let dry. While these were drying I let Rhett have some Lucky Charms as a fun St. Patrick's Day treat!

  2. Once dry, take glue & dab on wherever your pre-schooler wants to put his decorations!

  3. Hole punch or poke holes in sides of toiler paper where string can go. Put string through and tie on each side.

  4. Voila! Allow your kiddo to use his imagination & look for leprechauns all over your house!

Rhett was saying "I see one!" in this picture!



2. Green Bell Pepper Four Leaf Clover Stamps


This is an easy craft to do with what you have in your fridge! I explained to him what a four leaf clover is and then cut open the bell pepper to show him that the inside looks similar to a clover.

HOW TO MAKE:


Supplies:

- 1 green bell pepper

- Knife

- Green paint

- Green paper

- Paint brush


Instructions:


  1. Slice bell pepper in half, or where you think the biggest chance of the bell pepper keeping its four piece shape is.

  2. Dip the bell pepper in green paint to create a stamp effect.

  3. Stamp the bell pepper onto the green page over and over to fill up the page!

  4. Take paint brush and draw four strokes inside each of the four arches of the stamped bell pepper & add stem in green paint too!

Rhett wanted to write his name with paint on the page as well! Then we stick them on our fridge to enjoy until after St. Patrick's Day has passed.

If you try this out, be sure to tag me and let me know @Alessandra.Juliet!