St. Patrick’s Day Music and Movement Inspiration

For the last month I have been on the hunt for St. Patrick’s Day fabric.  For awhile I thought I was hunting the elusive four leaf clover, or even worse that rascally leprechaun!  I prevailed and finally found a fun print to turn into a balloon ball.  Building lessons and activities around a holiday is one of my favorite things to do with the kids.  So here’s some of what we are doing this year.

BONUS: leave a comment and you’ll be entered to win a St. Patrick’s Day Balloon Ball!

Music and Movement Fun

So many of Bear Paw Creek’s products are rainbow colored, so they fit right in with the rainbow and elusive pot of gold.  One of our favorites to use with the stretchy band or rainbow ribbon streamers is Miss Carole’s “Rainbow ‘Round Me.”  It’s particularly fun to be inside the stretchy band (rainbow) while listening to the verbal cues of raising your colored section up.

Here is a fun list of Celtic songs to get moving with. Use a balloon ball to play hot potato, dance, use movement props of scarves and streamers.

Linda from Rhythm Works Music Therapy shares her ideas and the fun song, “Macnamara’s Band” in this post

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St. Patrick’s Day Art

I attempted to make finger paints for the kids, as it’s been awhile since we’ve finger painted, but either the recipe or the maker had issues!  Have a recipe to share you like?  Please do!

Instead, we used peppers and potatoes to make shamrock prints.

Potato and Pepper Shamrock Prints

Next week we will enjoy making rainbows and pots of gold.  Here is a link from Make and Takes that we will choose from.

Remember to leave a comment to have a chance to win!  Share your finger paint recipe or your favorite St. Patrick’s Day fun.

There are a few available for sale as well.

 


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