Erin Go Bragh! St. Patrick’s Day Throughout the Club

Sláinte! St. Patrick’s Day is just ’round the bend!

We look for every opportunity to have fun while also learning at the Boys & Girls Club, so this festive holiday is the perfect time to plan some themed activities. Read on to find some great ideas to use throughout the Club.

At this link, you can find a list of 8 different activities, all at different skill and cost levels. Some of them are advertising materials you can purchase from their site, others you could adapt yourself. I especially like the Leprechaun Trap activity!

This site has lots of ideas. Some are designed for preschool age, but many are more broadly applicable. I love the Shamrock Crystals, Homemade Spectroscopes, the Green Daisies Science Experiment, and the LEPRECHAUN ICE CREAM (which I may or may not be making for myself)!

This blog shares two activities designed for upper elementary students. One is a plan to design a leprechaun home that will protect them from the elements, and includes printable instructions and a design sheet. This would make for a great small group project!  The second is a liquid density experiment that is as pretty as a rainbow.

What would St. Patrick’s Day be without Lucky Charms? This activity has youth building catapults and then competing for points.

Here’s a lovely and EASY activity for your Art room!

For this science activity, all you need is food coloring, jars, paper towels, and water. It does take a while for the color to travel, so you could start your program time with setting this up, then start another activity, and check back in with this as you work.

Finally, it is always good to have some minute to win it games in your back pocket. These would be great particularly in a Games room at the Club, and all involve cheap and easy materials.

What are you doing for St. Patrick’s Day? How do you celebrate other holidays in creative ways? Let us know in the comments below or at ClubXBlog@bgca.org!

 

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