Since we had kids, my husband and I have traded in our green beers and goofy Saint Patty’s day apparel for child Saint Patrick’s day activity, rock crafts, leprechauns, and super cheesy Saint Patrick’s Day baby apparel.
This has been the ultimate sacrifice for my husband who is in fact a Saint Patricks Day baby.
While we will likely find some time to sneak out over the weekend for some birthday celebrations and green libations, Saint Patricks Day itself will be filled with toddler and baby fun.
My kids are ready….
Layla has been super into counting lately. She can count from 1-20 with ease, however counting actual objects (her understanding of one to one correspondence) could use a little work. To practice this skill we’re going to be hunting for, and counting gold coins!
- One to one correspondence
- Number identification
- Fine motor
Prior to starting the Saint Patrick’s day activity, use a marker to label the inside of your cupcake wrappers with numbers. We will be starting with the numbers 1-10.
Hide the gold coins around one room of your home, and send the kids on a hunt for them! We’ll have a small rainbow and pot to collect our gold in. How cute are these rainbows from b-inspiredmama.com and howwelearn.com! Both would be great fine motor activities as well.
Once the gold has been collected work on sorting and counting them into the appropriate tins. Make sure to have the child look at the number and tell you what it is to asses their number recognition.
Olivia will be using the coins and muffin tins as well, however for her this will be a simple fine motor skills activity. I will place coins randomly through out the muffin tin for her to try to take out, and place back in.
What else will we be doing that day? Shamrock painting and stamping, green food tasting, and more! Make sure to visit our pinterest page and click on the seasonal/holiday section for more great ideas like this Saint Patrick’s day activity!