I love to celebrate any holiday by creating a fun craft that my toddler can do. To go with the theme of St. Patrick's Day I created the printable by drawing a rainbow with clouds. Not only does it go with the theme but it is also teaching her colors and patterns. She loved putting stickers on a rainbow when we learned pointillism so I decided to let her have some fun with sticking on some pom poms to the rainbow.
First I mixed up all of the pom poms and let her separate them by color. She has known the colors for a long time now so this task was easy for her. I always reinforce what she learns so I asked her a ton of questions about the colors while she separated them.
Since it was the first time I was allowing her to dab on her own glue, I put a little bit into an old juice cap and showed her how to dip the tip of the pom pom to paste it onto the printable. I started her off by putting the first color of each rainbow slice and then let her independently figure out where the next ones went. She is at an age right now that she wants to do everything on her own so she felt like a big girl when I got up from the table and cleaned up some dishes while she worked. Then I came back and we had fun playing around with the white pom poms while I showed her where on the printable they went.
- colored pom poms
- white school glue
What is your favorite kids St. Patrick's Day craft?