Tomie De Paola has written and illustrated some of the great legends of Ireland. The books are little wordy for the toddler crowd but the illustrations are great and can keep some two year olds absorbed in the story.
Some other fun books celebrating the spirit of the Irish include:
And some books about things that are green:
Let's not forget about rainbows!
Small Motor Activities
Green play dough- we made a fresh batch of play dough in anticipation of the this week using this recipe.
Shamrock Transfer- we will be using tweezers to transfer tissue paper shamrocks from one bowl to another
Green Sensory Tub- what treasures will we find buried within a tub filled with split peas?
Large Motor Activities
Dance Party- we will be dancing an Irish jig to some Celtic music that you can download free here
Potato Painting- we will be using potatoes to stamp out some neat Irish designs
Coffee Filter Shamrocks- Did you know that if you color on a coffee filter with markers and then spritz it with water you can make a neat watercolor painting? We will be showing you how this week.
Shamrock Headband- we will be making a festive Irish headband to wear on St. Patrick's Day
Rainbow- using half-circles of construction paper we will be working on sorting items from biggest to smallest to form a beautiful rainbow
Green Collage- we will hunt through old magazines for pictures of green things to create a lovely collage
Green Rice Krispy Treats- yum
Rainbow Fruit Salad
On St. Patrick's Day we will have a green menu- what foods can you think of that are green?
Five Green and Speckled Frogs- we will be bringing out the felt board to help us sing this fun song about our little green friends