Decorate a Shamrock Playdough Activity Cards

Decorate a Shamrock Playdough Activity Cards

Get lucky and grab this Decorate a Shamrock Playdough Activity for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten. Students will choose a learning center task card and create a shamrock by following the “recipe”.

This resource allows children to practice the following skills:

– Counting
– One-to-one correspondence
– Number recognition
– Number quantity
– Set recognition
– Spatial relations
– More/less/same concept
– Language
– Social emotional
– Fine motor
– Following directions

Print these activity cards out on cardstock. For heavy use,lamination is recommended. Supply students with playdough, shamrock cookie cutters and/or small heart cookie cutters (these can be used to make a clover), plastic gold coins, pom poms, acrylic jewels and/or sequins, plastic shamrocks and/or foam shamrocks, buttons, beads, and cut up pieces of fuzzy sticks/pipe cleaners.

Be sure to facilitate conversation during this activity. Ask your students to describe their creations and ask them which items they used more/less/same of.

Let the imaginations soar and the creating begin!

download GET THE DECORATE A SHAMROCK ACTIVITY CARDS HERE.

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Collages are a great way for children to creatively express themselves, and a simple way for mothers and teachers to incorporate learning. With these shamrock collages, descriptive words were used to point out various aspects of the materials. We talked about their colors, shapes, textures, compositions, and patterns.

There is an everlasting supply of collage materials. However, it is all about quality and organization. Whether if it’s in an activity or in an art center, a thrown together mishmash of miscellany is unlikely to a inspire a preschooler’s creativity. Be sure to use a method – for example, paper stacked neatly on a shelf, a container for glue bottles and sticks, a bin for recycled materials, and another for buttons and pom poms, and so on. Presenting these things in an orderly fashion will aid children in recognizing artistic possibilities. Here I’ve used a plastic compartment serving tray to display these green goodies.

MATERIALS USED:

– Construction paper
– Glue
– Scissors
– Our free printable shamrock template
– Fabric scraps
– Feathers
– Pom poms
– Tissue paper
– Sequins
– Sequin shamrocks
– Pipe cleaners/fuzzy sticks


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St. Patrick’s Day Sensory Bin

The sensory bin center, in my classroom, is always one of the most popular. Children are drawn to the bright and interesting materials that the bin holds.

St. Patrick's Day Sensory Bin

This particular bin is geared towards rainbows and St. Patrick’s Day. The base is rainbow colored rice (click here for tutorial), and I have added a variety of St. Patrick’s Day eye-catching materials. Feel free to use whatever you have around the house. A large plastic receptacle, such as a dish washing tub, makes a great sensory bin for home use.

St. Patrick's Day Sensory Bin

MATERIALS USED:

– Any suitable container
– A batch of rainbow colored rice
– Pom poms
– Sparkly shamrocks
– Feathers
– Pipe cleaners/fuzzy sticks
– Sequin shamrocks
– Shovels
– Tweezers
– Cups

St. Patrick's Day Sensory Bin

This activity is enjoyable for preschoolers. It will also provide them with a sensory experience, and encourage them to use their fine motor skills. Talk with the children about how the various items feel as they handle them, and encourage them to use not only shovels to pick up materials, but tools such as tweezers, as well.

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