Let your children try one or more of these suggestions for
making a shamrock.
- Use a green bingo marker to print three shamrock
leaves on paper. Add a green marker stem.
- Paint three paper plates green. Staple them together
in the shape of a shamrock with a green paper stem
- Make three green fingerprints in the shape of a
shamrock. Draw on a stem with a green crayon or marker.
Use white or light green paper to make a blank book for
each of your children. Number the pages in each book from
1 to 5. Then hand out the books and invite the children
to rubber-stamp matching numbers of green shamrock prints
on their book pages. Or give them shamrock stickers to
attach to their pages, if you wish.
| From green paper or felt,
cut out a number of shamrock shapes in a variety of sizes.
Invite your children to sort through the shamrocks and
arrange them in a line from smallest to largest or from
largest to smallest. Encourage them to count the number
of shamrocks when they have finished.
For super-easy finger puppets, let your children draw
faces on shamrock stickers with ballpoint pens. Then help
them attach their stickers to a fingertip. Encourage the
children to have their shamrock puppets "talk"
to one another. Or let them use their puppets when singing
"I'm a Little Shamrock," below.
SILENT SHAMROCK GAME
Invite your children to sit in a circle and show them a glittery
shamrock shape. Have them close their eyes while you display
the shape where it can be easily seen. When the children open
their eyes, let them walk around searching for the shamrock.
When they spot it, have them silently come back to the circle.
Let the first child to return explain where the shamrock is
and then display it for the next round of the game.