Shamrock Number Line Scavenger Hunt

number line activity This number line scavenger hunt activity took only minutes to throw together and while we used shamrocks for a St.Patrick’s Day theme you could do this any time of year with any theme your child likes.  If they are still learning number order write the numbers on the tape and have them match the numbers, if 20 is too much try with 5 , 10 or 15. This is such an easy activity to adjust to your child’s ability and to repeat over and over. This would be a fun group activity as well, have each child search for one number and place it on the line.

Gather your materials. You will need something to write numbers on like foam shamrocks, shapes, or post it notes. You will also need some painter’s tape and a marker. st. patrick's day math

Start by writing your numbers on the shapes. number line activity

Next lay out the tape and write the first and the last number, for us that was 1 and 20. Make dots of write the numbers in between. math activities

Hide the numbers all around your house! math activity for preschool

Invite your little mathematician to search for the numbers and place them on the line. Give them a hand if needed but also give them time to figure it out on their own best they can before you step in.

She searched for a handfulmath scavenger hunt then placed them on the number line and then went back for more. math scavenger hunt

I never get bored of watching my children or my students make great connections and I was wowed watching my youngest find the right spots of all these numbers without any help . math activity for children

She thought she had found them all but there were a few missing. A quick trip into the kitchen and she popped them right on the line! math activity

All done and pretty darn proud ! number line

25 Easy St.Patrick’s Day Crafts & Activities for Kids

easy St.Patrick's day crafts Do you go all out for St.Patrick’s Day? Set a Leprechaun trap and wear green? We don’t usually mark the day with big fan fare but I do like using the holiday as a way of teaching my kids a little more about where some of their ancestors came from as well as use it for learning more about rainbows and legends. Here are 25 of our favorite and easy St.Patrick’s Day crafts and activities.

Shamrock Crafts & Activities

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Rhyming Shamrocks Game
Puffy Paint Shamrock
Shamrock Treats
Shamrock Window Craft from Hands On As We Grow
Marshmallow Shamrocks
Rolling Pin Shamrock Prints
Potato Print Shamrock
Shrinky Dink Shamrock Pendant
Spin Art Shamrocks and Rainbows
Shamrock Math and Reading Game

Rainbow Crafts & Activities For St.Patrick’s Day

rainbow crafts for preschool

Cork Painted Rainbow
Rainbow Necklace from Hands On As We Grow
Roll A Rainbow Game
Marshmallow Rainbow Craft
Rainbow Bug Hunt
Rainbow Gelatin Sensory Play
Comb Painted Rainbows
Abstract Rainbows from Teach Preschool
Play Dough Rainbow Match

Leprechaun Gold Crafts & Activities for St. Patrick’s Day

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Pot of Gold Treats
Lucky Gold Hunt
Gold Play Dough from Fantastic Fun And Learning
St.Patrick’s Day LEGO Challenge
Leprechaun Gold Sensory Tub
Paper Bag Leprechaun from Toddler Approved
Make Your Own Leprechaun Beard

St. Patrick’s Day LEGO Challenge!

St.Patrick's Day Lego ChallengeWe love LEGO challenges, but my 4 year old and I love them for very different reasons. I love them because they build confidence, fine motor skills, and they keep her totally engaged while I cook/check email/have a conference call. She loves them because they are fun and challenging. Our most recent LEGO challenge was a St.Patrick’s Day themed one and I really thought that the LEGO leprechaun and pot of gold would be super tricky but I was super wrong. She plowed through them like a pro. When I find and activity my daughter ( or my students at school) really likes and engages her I will adapt it from theme to theme. It’s familiar but still new and she is excited to do something with the new theme. It keeps her interested and learning and I don’t have to re-invent the wheel.

Gather your materials. I admit I LOVE creating these little LEGO creations. It takes me back to when I’d challenge myself as a child with LEGO. If this isn’t your thing you can still do challenges with simple creations like these we did a few months back. St.Patrick's Day Lego Activity

I always make two exactly the same and then dismantle one so my daughter has a model and all the pieces she needs to recreate it. Soon I will be putting all the pieces for all 4 in one pot and let her sort them, but we aren’t there yet. No need to make this more challenging that needed. It’s supposed to be fun.

I had planned to do this at my desk but when she saw the tray on the floor where I was getting an overhead shot of the materials she started building right there. lego challenge for kids

As she completed each creation she shifted around the tray. Lego challenge for children Oh and I have been asked by numerous readers about where I got this tray – Dollar Tree. It’s held up very well too.Lego challenge for preschool st paddy's day

The pot of gold was shockingly simple for her to recreate, I thought the rainbow on the diagonal would pose a challenge but it didn’t!pot of gold

Even though the challenge wasn’t easy she still loved them and these symbols of St.Patrick’s Day gave us a chance to talk about leprechauns, rainbows with pots of gold and the end of them, and Ireland. That is the other main goal of these holiday themed activities to spark interest in the holiday, it’s symbols and traditions.lego challenge st.patrick's day

Spring Kids Crafts & More ! { Link Your Post! }

rp_kids-crafts-preschool-blog-455x34711-455x34711.pngI had big plans to wake up early and write this morning but then remembered it was daylight savings time and chose to snooze with my 4 year old instead. So now as usual I am scrambling to get this linky up so I can run off to church and return to all your fantastic posts!

Spring is right around the corner and I can’t wait to see all your St.Patrick’s Day crafts, Spring activities, and outside ideas for those of us who aren’t still buried in snow ( or snow ideas for those who are) !  If you have a great post you are aching to share that doesn’t fit those themes can you link it? OF COURSE!  This is all about sharing whatever you love my suggestions are just a guide not a rule.

What I want to link today is this heart warming Facebook Post where I am many community members introduced themselves. If you haven’t already I would LOVE to hear more about you and what you do all day and who you do it with.  You can read and share here —> No Time For Flash Cards Facebook.
Have a RAD Sunday and thanks for being a part of this lovely community



How To Make A Cloud In A Jar – Kitchen Science

how to make a cloud in a jar We are studying weather in my classroom right now and my own kids get to be the guinea pigs for all activities that I am not certain will go smoothly with my preschool class. I posted this Instagram of our first attempt and immediately people were asking for more information. I asked my kids to help me re-do the experiment with step by step photos so we did a little more kitchen science to show you how to make a cloud in a jar.

Gather your materials. You will need a glass jar with a lid ( although a snug dish will work), hot water ( boiling works even better), an aerosol spray ( we used hairspray), and ice cubes. If you have a child capable of handling boiling water a pyrex measuring cup is great to have on hand as well.how to make a cloud in a jar

Start by boiling the water then pouring it in the jar. We used about 1/3 of a cup.how to make a cloud in a jar

Quickly spray the hairspray into the jar. The spray gives the water vapor a surface to condense into tiny cloud droplets. Some experiments use a match instead. Both work but boiling water was enough of a risk for one experiment.how to make a cloud in a jar

Pop the lid on with the ice and watch the cloud form. how to make a cloud science experiment This was our 4th time overall doing this and my 4 year old was still amazed.how to make a cloud in a jar

When you are ready lift the lid and let the vapor out!how to make a cloud in a jar

For more science ideas check out our list of 15 Fun Science Experiments For Kids

15 easy science activities for kids