St. Patrick’s Day and Going Green:
Art: Pot o’ Treasure Printable | Paper Plate Rainbow | Skills: Creativity, Environment, Focus, Motor Skills, Recycling | Ages: Young Children, Middle Grade, Teen
Use this pot of gold printable or draw your own! Decorate it with recycled treasures, color in gold coins, or glue on colored cereal. If you’d like, combine it with a paper plate rainbow by cutting a paper plate in half and decorating with string, fabric, crayons, colored pasta, cotton balls, or anything you have on hand. There’s no limit to what you can do with your imagination!
Game: Green Book Bingo Printable | Skills: Reading, Problem Solving, Book Appreciation | Ages: Young Children, Middle Grade, Teen
Use the printable Bingo card. Look around your house to find each book or complete the bookish activity. If you have siblings, you can make it a competition to see who can finish first, or you can work together.
If you don’t have a printer or prefer not to do bingo, you could try these variations:
- Call out the “clue” and make it a competition to see who finds it first.
- Set a timer and see how long it takes to find or complete each item.
- Discuss books that you may not own but have seen or read that fit the clues.
Science: Going Green Printable | Skills: Biology, Environment, Nature | Ages: Middle Grade, Teen
Discuss with your child what “going green” means and how we can each be a responsible global citizen. Print out the Going Green sheet for a matching game and a chance for kids to share ways they can use resources wisely.
Poetry: Green Haiku Printable| Skills: Storytelling, Poetry, Structure, Vocabulary | Ages: Middle Grade, Teen
Learn how to write a Haiku with this simple formula printable. Extra points if it involves all things that are green! This is a great activity for kids and teens approximately 8 years old and older. It’s also a fun one for the whole family–create a poetry book of family Haikus!