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!)
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!
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!
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!
Enjoy this simple experiment with your magic Leprechaun!
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