There is nothing like an upcoming holiday to get Preschoolers over the moon excited. One of my favorite ones is St. Patrick’s Day. Even if you don’t celebrate holidays at your school, or in your home, there are so many awesome themes that can be incorporated into a March curriculum. The first round up I did was on Rainbows and Pots of Gold. Enjoy!
One Artsy Momma creates a super simple but really fun Fruit Loop Rainbow! I’m sure kids would love snacking away as they create, but this is also a great way to practice sorting colors, following the order of the rainbow, and strengthening those fine motor skills.
Still have fruit loops left over? Try making these awesome personalized Shamrock Necklaces by Mamas Like Me. Your children will definitely strengthen their fine motor skills as they work to string fruit loops on a necklace. And what a fun necklace it is!
I love this adorable and, relatively, mess free Q-tip rainbow painting! Make and Take taped together q-tips and added paint for a simple way to create the rainbow. You could use q-tips individually to, but this is a neat way to swipe just like a paintbrush. And think of how mess free it can be compared to finger painting!
This is a great little Hand Print Pot of Gold from B-inspired Mama. Definitely starts to get messy when you add in painting hands, but kids love to see their handprints turn into art work. If you don’t have the foil wrappers it would be super easy to make the gold coins out of something else as well.
Here is another, less messy, take on a Pot of Gold from Babble. Using pre-cut pieces of tissue paper is a super simple way to create the rainbow. Children will again have the opportunity to sort by colors and follow the pattern of the rainbow. Instant art!
This is such a simple but adorable bookmark! Paint chips that you can find at any Hardware store are great for projects. Children will also get to see the various shades of a color and how the all come from the same family. You could use hole punches, stickers, stamps, or anything you want really to decorate. And then a little rainbow ribbon flare at the top, ta-da! Children would love creating book marks to use!
There are so many things you can create from paper plates, and this one is great! Crafty Morning painted a paper plate rainbow style first, and then cut it in a spiral. Children can have a blast painting, and when it dries, you can help with the cutting. It would look awesome hanging from the ceiling!
Another great project to hang from the ceiling or windows! Happiness is Homemade uses half a paper plate, streamers and cotton balls. Almost all of the materials you probably have hanging around the house! It’s a simple project with a great end result! Children of all ages will love the 3D effect and the moveable streamers.