Magic Leprechaun St Patricks Day Baking Soda Science

By | February 21, 2014

St Patricks Day Baking Soda Activity

A Simple Magic Leprechaun Spray & Coin Search for Kids

Explore chemical reactions and fine motor skills with this very simple Magic Leprechaun St Patricks Day baking soda science  activity. St. Patrick's Day is so much fun around here with parades and a festivities for kids, so we incorporated a bit of the magic leprechaun into our learn and play time too!. Make sure to see all our Rainbow Science and St. Patrick's Day activities here!

Magic Leprechaun St Patricks Day Baking Soda Science Set Up

30 pennies and 30 shamrocks cut from a dollar store necklace! All placed in a baking dish and covered with a layer of baking soda. Dollar store green spray bottle filled with green colored vinegar (aka magic leprechaun spray!) st patricks baking soda set up I invited Liam to use the spray bottle for this fine motor play, modeling proper use! He always enjoys baking soda and vinegar experiments and this was a winner! He was excited to find the pennies and shamrocks and wanted to make sure to spray all the baking soda and use all the magic spray! I would occasionally remind him how to hold the spray bottle but he did pretty well on his own! st patricks baking soda activity spray bottle

Magic Leprechaun Fine Motor Play Tweezing & Spooning

I set out a styrofoam egg crate to use for the next part of our fine motor skills play. His job was to search for a penny for each compartment with the tweezers. Then he needed to use the teaspoon to scoop a shamrock for each section too. We did lots of counting back and forth to see how many were left or how many we needed! st patricks day baking soda activity tweezers and spoon He asked to put them in his piggy bank when we were finished. What a great fine motor play extension activity. I told him we would need to clean and dry them first. I gave him a bowl of water and a few paper towels. He used his pincer grasp to transfer each one to the water. He rinsed, patted dry and deposited each penny into his piggy bank for safe keeping! st patricks baking soda activity cleaning coins

Enjoy this simple experiment with your magic Leprechaun!

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19 thoughts on “Magic Leprechaun St Patricks Day Baking Soda Science

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  2. Kristina @ School Time Snippets

    Can I just say that Liam is blessed to have you as his mama! You are so very creative and thoughful with all the activities you do! Glad to be in the FMF series with you! Such a super fun activity and I know my kiddos would love to do something like this; I don’t really get into St. Patty’s Day, but we could definitely apply the baking soda play to something else!

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  4. Faye

    helloooo, would u happen to be the blogger that posted an activity using plastic cupcake eggs (they look like the plastic E)aster eggs? I finally found the cupcakes and now can’t remember which blogger posted the activity :-/ I have search my saved emails from several bloggers with no results….



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  6. Rebecca

    Oh wow! This looks so much fun! I love using the tweezers to get out the things. Added fine motor skills.

    I’ve featured it on The Sunday Showcase this week.

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  10. Kelly katsaros

    Thank you for sharing this activity we will defenitely include it in our lesson plans. We tried the baking soda & vinegar activity last week during our volcano unit. The children had so much fun. I can’t wait for them to try the leprechaun spray.

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