Magic Leprechaun St Patricks Day Baking Soda Fine Motor Play Activities

By | February 21, 2014

St Patricks Day Baking Soda Fine Motor Play

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Fine Motor Skills & Sensory Science

St Patricks Day Baking Soda Activity

Welcome to another great week of the Fine Motor Fridays Blog Hop! I love Fridays and our chance to show off some great fine motor activities happening over here! Hands-on play really facilitates fine motor skills work. Learn through play, practice through play, and develop life long skills through play! Fine Motor Skills for us is hand work, strengthening the hand muscles and working on finger grips/grasps that will prove so useful as he gets older! Today we are using a spray bottle, tweezers and a 1/4 teaspoon (piggy bank optional)!

St Patricks Day Sensory Fine Motor Play 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

St Patricks Day Sensory Fine Motor Spraying

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

St Patricks Day Sensory 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

St Patricks Day Sensory Fine Motor Play Cleaning & depositing (extension activity)

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

Baking soda science experiments and fine motor skills really do go hand in hand! This fun baking soda activity shows how we use fine motor skills all the time in many different types of activities and for all learning areas whether academic, play, or practical life! Make learning fine motor skills fun, hands on and entertaining for little ones and they won't even know they are learning something so incredibly important for their future!

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19 thoughts on “Magic Leprechaun St Patricks Day Baking Soda Fine Motor Play Activities

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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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