St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow of Learning

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Need a fun St. Patrick’s Day activity to do with your children? Try the Rainbow of Learning. It’s fun, educational, and frugal!

Bisquick Box or Small Cereal Box
Construction Paper-Various Colors
Markers or Paint
Craft knife

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1. Cut a half circle on each side of the box.

2.  Paint a black “pot of gold” on the bottom of the half circle.

3.  Sprinkle glitter while the paint is wet or glue it later.  We added to the wet paint and it stayed in place perfectly.

4.  Cut strips of construction paper in the shape of a rainbow’s arch and tape together.  We used card stock to make it a bit more sturdy. Make sure you get all the colors of the rainbow!
5. Tape or glue the rainbow on your box above the pot of gold to use as a handle.
6.  Cut (2) 4 leaf clovers out of green construction paper and glue them at the end of each side of the rainbow.

7. Cut construction paper in the shape of either yellow circles (for gold) or green clovers and add your learning objectives to the shapes.  We chose to do sight words on the “gold” and 2 digit numbers on the clovers.

Educational Activities:

  • Language Arts:  Read a fun St. Patrick’s Day themed book such as The Luckiest St. Patrick’s Day Ever.  This book has a lot of rhyming words so you could fill your box with rhyming words and have your child match the words.
  • Math: Put math problems and answers on your gold coins or clovers. Have your child dump them all out and match them with the problems with the answers.  For younger children you can put small numbers and draw the corresponding number of shapes on coins have them match those.
  • Social Studies/History:  Label the coins with vocabulary words your child is studying in school for social studies. Throw the coins on the floor and have your child pick them up and tell you the definition for each word.  For younger children you can explain the origin of St. Patty’s day.
  • Science:  When making the rainbow, discuss why/when a rainbow forms.  Also ID the colors found in a rainbow.  You can also play around with colors and help you child explore what colors are created when you mix primary colors.

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