Today we’re sharing our St Patrick’s Day playdough as part of a St Patrick’s Day Activities for Kids Blog Hop hosted by the wonderful Crafty Kids at Home. Although some of my younger Little Tots are too young to understand different celebrations and festivals they still very much enjoyed having a good squidge and prod of the playdough and coming up with their own creations (this post contains affiliate links).
To make this playdough I added some Wilton’s green food colouring and a bag of St Patricks Day confetti” table confetti to a double batch of our basic no cook playdough recipe. I also added some gold plastic coins, a Shamrock cookie cutter and some rainbow and green and gold pony beads. I took the beads away when some of the younger Tots were playing with the playdough and just left out the larger objects.
To start with Georgia did cut some shamrocks with the cutter and decorate them with the beads, she pointed out straight away they looked like the clover our garden is covered in and we talked about Ireland and why they celebrate St Patrick’s Day.
These videos from Lets Celebrate by CBeebies are a good introduction to St Patrick’s Day for children and we’ve really enjoyed watching them on the iPad together.
After about 5 minutes of play Duplo and our Chinese New Year Playdough were added and it became a rescue attempt.
Then today the playdough has mostly been a zoo. For nearly an hour these two played with this playdough adding in the farm and zoo animals and making dens, feeding buckets and an animal cafe.
This monkey and giraffe now live in a grassy hill side cave!
The Shamrock confetti was used to make a forest on top of the cave and the gold circles in the confetti became animal money for the cafe. Not St Patrick’s Day related at all but I love the imagination going on during their play.
Georgia did make a Leprechaun face out of the playdough though and I think she did a great job!
Don’t forget to check out all the other great St Patrick’s Day Activities for Kids in the Blog Hop by visiting some of the other fab bloggers below….
St Patrick’s Day Preschool Potion Play from Crafty Kids at Home
Egg Carton Shamrock Craft from Play & Learn Everyday
The Night Before St. Patrick’s Day from Kelly’s Classroom
Rainbow Rainmaker from Mum in the Mad House
Michael Finnigan Craft from Craftulate
Shamrock sun catcher craft from The Gingerbread House
Rainbow Hearts Craft from Our Whimsical Days
Shamrock Stones from Sunny Day Family
Luck of the Irish Mickey Mouse Oreo Pops from Crafty Mama in ME
Kids’ Kitchen: Over the Rainbow Cupcakes from Sugar, Spice & Glitter
St Patrick’s Day Counting Worksheet from Larabee UK
Pot of Gold Number Mats from The Kindergarten Connection
St Patricks’s Day Playdough from Clares Little Tots
Rainbow Buttons Color Sorting & Craft Activity from Kidz Activities
Pot o’ Gold DIY Piggy Bank from Playground Parkbench
Rainbow Duct Tape Rainbows from Teach Me Mommy
Free Printable: How To Make & Set Up A Leprechaun Trap with Leprechaun Letter from Play Dough & Popsicles