Open the cookie dough and cut it into 2 inch sections. Use the cookie cutter on each section to make your shamrocks. If you have to use a heart shaped cookie cutter you will need 2 hearts. Place the pointed ends together and you will have a shamrock. Use the left over cookie dough to make the stems. Place a small amount of dough between the palms of your hands and roll it. Attach the stem to the bottom of the shamrock. Cut it down to the right size.
Sprinkle the shamrock part of your cookie with the green tinted sugar sprinkles before baking. Bake the cookies as directed on the package. Once they are done allow them to cool before finishing them.
When the cookies have cooled tint the white icing green with the food coloring. Frost the stems of your shamrocks with the icing. Now you have some simple cookies to serve your preschoolers at their St. Patrick’s Day party.
You will be the first Leprechaun to hide the Pot of Gold. Have the children hide their eyes. Remind them that there is no peaking at all. Now hide the pot. Remember these are preschoolers so don’t make it to difficult. You want them to find it quickly and easily.
When the pot is found the person who found it gets the gold. Refill the pot and let that person be the new Leprechaun and hide the pot again. Continue until everyone has won some gold coins.
The kids will have a lot of fun looking for their Pot of Gold. It may take a little time to play or then again maybe not it all depends on the kids and their use of their imagination. It is guaranteed to be fun for all who join in and besides who can resist hunting for that great Pot of Gold.
To make the shamrock, use green construction paper and a shamrock template. Use black construction paper and a template of a bucket for the pot and then cut a few round circles out of yellow construction paper for the gold coins. Glue the coins to the pot.
Now you’re set to let your preschoolers make their mobiles. First they need to color their rainbow. They can use crayons to do this with. Have them make a line of each color in the rainbow. Be sure they make them big enough to stand out but leave room for every color. A picture of a rainbow may help them to understand better what they are trying to achieve.
Use a hole punch and show them how to make holes to hang their mobile and the to hang the shamrock and the Pot of Gold from their mobile. You will need one hole at the top and two on the bottom. Also place a hole at the top of the shamrock and the pot.
Use string to attach the mobile together. Run it through the hole in the shamrock and then through the hole in the bottom of rainbow. Tie it off so there’s no chance the pieces will fall off. Do the same with the Pot of Gold. Attach a string to the top of the rainbow to hang the mobile.
Hang the mobiles around the room to decorate for their party. Everybody likes a rainbow and your preschoolers will really enjoy these. Made by their own hands they will be the hit of the party decorations and liven up your classroom for all.
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