When you’re home with little ones who can’t go to preschool or kindergarten because of the pandemic, it can be difficult to come up with ideas to keep them safely busy and entertained. You know your kids on the spectrum thrive with structure and themes. Lucky for you parent-teachers, every new month brings a theme to focus your activities around. If your little ones are learning colors, then March is the month to focus on all things GREEN. You can find many different March-themed activities for different ages and abilities online. Here are a few to get you started:
- GREEN BUBBLES! If your kids love bubbles, switch it up this month with green bubble liquid you make yourself. Plus, it’s water science! Learn how here.
- COOKING GREEN! Adding blue food coloring to apple juice turns it green, as does adding blue to scrambled eggs. There’s a teachable moment about mixing the primary colors blue and yellow to make green! Be sure to read Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham this month. And check out this recipe for St. Patrick’s Day Fluffy Slime!
- WORKSHEETS & GAMES! There are plenty of free downloadable BINGO boards and other games for St. Patrick’s Day, like these.
- FACT OR FICTION? For older kids, explore which St. Patrick’s Day symbols are real (like rainbows & shamrocks) and which are fantasy (like leprechauns & finding a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.) They can learn about the real Saint Patrick online. (Spoiler alert: he wasn’t a leprechaun.) Here’s a fun video of what Irish kids said about St. Patrick, and here’s a more factual video.
Whatever you and your kids do this March, I hope you have fun doing it.