We are celebrating this week on the Virtual Book Club for Kids for St Patrick's Day. It's a fun week of Green, Lucky Charms and Leprechauns for you and your preschooler to enjoy. We're featuring The Gingerbread Man and the Leprechaun Loose at School as our book this week, however, if you are looking for alternatives use the menu below to find some other recommended reads for your preschool for St Patrick's Week. So here we go our St Patrick's Day Week of Activities for Playing, Learning, Creating and Having Fun with your Preschoolers.
Virtual Book Club for Kids Featured Book The Gingerbread Man and the Leprechaun Loose at School
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Our featured book this week for the Virtual Book Club for Kids is The Gingerbread Man and the Leprechaun Loose at School by Laura Murray. This is a fun book to read together with lots of rhymes and bright colourful pictures. If you have a preschooler that you are preparing for starting Kinder in the fall then this is a great book to read together and start the process of preparing for starting school. If not it is a silly book to read and maybe you will catch a Leprechaun in a trap as The Gingerbread Man does.
Following the familiar pattern of The Gingerbread Man story it's a fun read for St Patrick's Day and March.
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St Patrick's Day Week Activities for Preschoolers
As always we have provided 5 simple and easy to do activities for you and your preschooler. If you want to do one or all it is up to you but these are fun, hands-on and ideal to do together.
We have a suggested weekly plan for those that want to do the activities over the week. This is based on one of our team and how they schedule it at home. But it is really flexible another team member spends a day doing the activities as they work the rest of the week.
Work out what will work for you and your children and then enjoy.
THE GINGERBREAD MAN AND THE LEPRECHAUN LOOSE AT SCHOOL AND ST PATRICK'S DAY ACTIVITIES
Fun and simple St Patrick's Day activities for preschoolers inspired by the book The Gingerbread Man and the Leprechaun Loose at School by Laura Murray
Lucky Charms Sensory Bin Kids Activity
Our sensory activity for St Patrick’s Day week is a Lucky Charms Sensory Bin for you to put together.
Your child will scoop, sort and why not help them count the coins that you have hidden among the lucky charms.
Leprechaun Gold Hunt: A St. Patrick's Day Alphabet Sensory Bin
The alphabet activity we have chosen this week uses a sensory bin. You don’t have to create a new one why not use the one that we suggested above but incorporate the learning activity from this one.
So here it is the Leprechaun Gold Alphabet Sensory Hunt.
Shamrock Math Race
For our math activity, we are on the move as we count and hunt for shamrocks.
This fun Shamrock Math Race Game is easy to do and will get the kids counting and moving around the house.
Soda Bread Recipe for St Patrick's Day Cooking with Kids
Our recipe this week is to make some Irish Soda Bread.
It’s easy to do and tastes delicious as well.
Shamrock & Easter Egg Drip Painting
We’re painting again this week with these Drip Art Shamrocks.
It’s a fun way to paint and using the droppers also works on fine motor skills.
St Patrick's Day Books for Preschoolers
Whether you would like an alternative to our featured book, can't find it locally or would like to add a few more reads to your basket this week check out our other recommend St Patrick's Day Books for Preschoolers below.
How to Catch a Leprechaun by Adam Wallace
St Patrick's Day by Gail Gibbons
The Luckiest St Patrick's Day Ever by Teddy Slater
Even More St Patrick's Day Activities for Preschoolers
If you would like to have more activities then you could combine this week with our Rainbow Week of Activities for more ideas.
Or why not check out our St Patrick's Day Activities board on Pinterest and follow our account for even more ideas to do with your preschoolers.
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