Bring in a live shamrock plant from a local nursery or plant
store. Explain that a shamrock is a kind of clover. Show the
children examples of real clover or pictures of clover from
gardening books. Encourage the children to compare the clover
and shamrock plants. Can they see differences in the number
or shapes of the leaves? Keep the live shamrock as a special
room plant and let your children take turns caring for it.
I'M A LITTLE SHAMROCK
Tune: "I'm a Little Teapot"
I'm a little shamrock,
Look at me.
Here are my green leaves,
One, two, and three.
When I'm out you know
It's time to say
Have a happy
St. Patrick's Day!
CRACKER 'N' CHEESE SHAMROCKS
Make a shamrock snack for
each of your children. Use food coloring to tint softened
cream cheese green and spread it onto three round crackers.
Arrange the crackers on a plate in the shape of a shamrock
and add a celery stick for a stem.