Can you believe that March is already here? I mean, I know that February is a short month but, really? Wasn’t it just Christmas?!
It doesn’t feel like it’s been that long but every store in town has already filled their shelves with Easter baskets so I’m guessing it must be true.
Speaking of holidays, after seeing the multitude of pastel colored items filling up my grocery store this past week, I went in search of a few items that we could use for Tot School for the upcoming St. Patty’s day holiday.
Wanna know what I found? Nada, zip, zilch. Not one single green colored or clover shaped item in the entire store! Really? I know it’s not a HUGE holiday but still I thought I could find one or two things that we could use.
Maybe it’s just our little grocery store, who knows. Nevertheless, I decided we would just make some activities of our own.
The first, and probably one of my favorites, is a fun little Leprechaun hat matching.
Using empty toilet paper rolls makes this super simple and personally, I just love using them for crafts and activities!
Want to make a lucky little matching game of your own? Here’s how!
Gather up your supplies! You’ll need:
Green, Black and Yellow construction paper
Black permanent marker
An even number of empty toilet paper rolls
Measure and cut your green construction paper so that you can roll it around your empty toilet paper rolls.
Get creative! Add designs to your papers BEFORE you put them on your toilet paper rolls. Use any designs that you like! Just make sure that you have 2 of each design.
Wrap your designs around the toilet paper rolls and glue them on. Don’t worry if they overlap a bit or are slightly longer than the roll, it won’t matter.
Cut circles from your green construction paper that are approximately twice the size of your toilet paper roll and glue them to the bottom.
Your hat wouldn’t be a Leprechaun hat without the gold buckle! Leprechauns love gold 🙂 So create a belt and buckle for each of your hats using your black and yellow construction papers.
Glue those buckles on by wrapping the belt around the roll and you’re done!
Now enjoy your new game and have a little fun while building those early math skills!