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BEADED RAINBOWS FOR ST. PATRICK’S DAY




Welcome to the month of March! We are enjoying all things green and rainbow at our house and these easy peasy beaded rainbows are the perfect St. Patrick’s Day activity! I set this one up for the girls to do after school and it was so much fun to snack and chat and craft the afternoon away




WHAT YOU NEED:

  • pipe cleaners (we used white)

  • assorted beads in rainbow colours

HOW TO MAKE:

  1. Thread a white bead (cloud number one!) onto the end of a pipe cleaner and twist to secure.

  2. Add colourful beads as you like! Your artist may want to follow ROYGBIV or be a little more haphazard

  3. Your final bead should be a white bead (cloud number two!) that you twist to keep your rainbow together.

*** Before the kiddos got involved, I sorted the beads by colour and put them in small bowls. If your kiddo wants to follow the colours of the rainbow in order, placing the bowls in order (red, orange, yellow, etc….) would be a helpful tool for them to refer back to while beading

ACTIVITY EXTENSIONS:

  • Turn your beaded rainbow into a pendant and wear it on St. Patrick’s Day.

  • Use the rainbows in pretend play activities.

  • Gift to friends as a good luck charm!

CONNECTION STARTERS:

  • Tell me about a time you felt lucky!

  • When might we say “good luck” to a friend?

  • When was the last time you saw a rainbow? What did you do when you spotted it?!

THINGS TO CELEBRATE & ENCOURAGE:

  • fine motor skills

  • colour recognition

  • sharing materials with siblings

  • knowledge of rainbows

Right now these beaded rainbows are decorating the Barbie house, but I hope I can sneak AT LEAST ONE for a necklace to compliment my St. Patrick’s Day outfit!


Happy connecting, sweet friends!


XOXO


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