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Pot of Gold

by Terri Fields

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What better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than with a sparkling pot of gold?  Now, if only it was real….

Supplies:

  • Black and yellow construction paper
  • Hole punch
  • Glue
  • White Paper
  • Crayons

Directions:

  • Take black construction paper and cut out a pot. (Need help getting it just right? Cut a circle with a flat top.)
  • Use the hole punch to make a large number of dots with the yellow construction paper.
  • Glue the dots on the top of the pot.
  • Then, draw a rainbow on the white paper
  • Cut out the rainbow and glue it to the pot of gold.
  • While you’re making your rainbow, talk about the different colors. Introduce your child to "Roy G. Biv": red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. 
  • Talk about each color and write the color on top of each band of your rainbow.

To expand upon this craft:

  • Research what causes a rainbow. Describe to your children how sunlight can pass through the raindrops at a proper angle, splitting the light into its spectrum—the colors of the rainbow.
  • For a fun game, make several little pots of gold and hide them around the house. Let the kids search for them and give a special treat for finding them all.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Find more creative things for your family at Terri's Creative Parenting blog.

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