Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Early Childhood Education-"Encouraging children to "Make their own kissed Blarney Stone to celebrate St. Patrick's Day "

Saint Patrick's Day can be a fun day filled with many arts and crafts for the children. It can also be very educational, filled with sensory and great story telling. Before, the children go down for a nap, make sure the space is opened enough, so when Louie the Leprechaun visits, he leaves some chocolate on there pillow and his gold glitter trail. Once they wake from nap, and use the restroom; the children will discover that Louie also used the restroom, by seeing green water in the toilet.....For snack? Cookies with green milk (a few drops of food coloring)!

There is a legend, "Legend says that anyone who kisses the Blarney Stone of Ireland will be blessed with eloquence. Make your own kissed Blarney Stone to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with your children in preschool, daycare or at home!"

  • Rock
  • White and green acrylic paint
  • Sponge applicator
  • Pencil
  • Gold paint pen
  • White glitter glue
  • Paintbrush

How to make it:

  1. Using sponge applicator or large paint brush, paint the rock white, set aside to dry.
  2. Draw lips on the rocks; trace around the lips lightly with a pencil onto the rock.
  3. Paint the lips green and let dry.
  4. Outline the lips with a gold paint pen.
  5. Use gold paint pen to add other decorations to the rock, swirled lines, circles and other shapes.
  6. Cover the entire rock with glitter glue and let dry.

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