Last month I shared how I’ve been developing my own curriculum when it comes to holiday themed school units for my preschoolers (with a lot of help from Pinterest).
It’s time now for me to share something from our St. Patrick’s Day “studies.”
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St. Patrick’s Day was only a big holiday for me when we lived in the FL panhandle because my best friend was (I mean, she still is) Irish and we celebrated 4 SPDs together in a row. Quite fun.
I admit I know nothing really about the holiday. Yes, I could go google that right now, but I’m not going to; let’s be real.
But hey. I ordered two books to fit the holiday off Amazon (funnily enough the library didn’t have materials left for me to check out!) and we’ve read them 8 times today (aka yesterday). Guess they’re a hit: There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover! and Ten Lucky Leprechauns. (Personally, I prefer the latter.)
Firecracker absolutely loves rainbows so I knew we’d have to focus on the “pot o’ gold at the end of the rainbow” idea of the holiday. He doesn’t get it. (Hey, I don’t either, kid.) But a rainbow activity and craft – he’s all for it.
We made rainbow paper chains and learned about how staplers work – quite an interesting machine! “I’m very curious about the stapler.” These cute crafts act as my prop for the star of the show – the Rainbow Marshmallow Treats.
Think Rice Krispie Treat made with Trix cereal.
I know marshmallow treats made with Lucky Charms are incredibly popular this time of year, and rightfully so, but I wanted to go a slightly different route this week. They’re definitely fun, festive, and applicable more than once a year – they’d be great for birthday parties!
Rainbow Marshmallow Treats
- 1/2 stick butter
- 1 bag mini marshmallows
- 1 box Trix cereal
- Melt butter and marshmallows in a large pot over medium heat. Stir until smooth.
- Remove from heat and fold in the cereal, mixing until cereal is fully coated.
- Press into a greased casserole dish and let set before cutting into squares.