5 Places to Get Hundreds of St. Patrick’s Day Ideas for Kids

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St. Patricks Day is so great. You get to wear green, there are parades, there is much celebrating and youre five times more likely to catch a leprechaun on St. Patricks Day than on any other day throughout the year according to a study done by the International Gold Finders Association and published in Totally Not Made Up Science Weekly.

We all know that adults like to celebrate St. Patricks Day with quiet and dignified reflection about St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland and the man credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland.

But, how can kids celebrate St. Patricks Day?

Too many ways to count! There are so many crafts, so many activities and so many ways for kids to celebrate St. Patricks Day.

We, of course, suggest building fun St. Patricks Day stuff with Click-A-Brick. The Rainforest Rascals set has many green blocks you can use and we all know youll need green for making St. Patties Day stuff.

Here are five places where you can find hundreds of St. Patricks Day ideas for kids:

1.DLTKs Crafts for Kids

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DLTKs Crafts for Kids has many links to St. Patricks Day crafts, coloring sheets, games, recipes and worksheets.

2.Activity Village

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Activity Village also has crafts and coloring sheets, as well as fuse bead patterns and worksheets.

3.Family Education

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Family Education has a whole host of activities and games, as well as a St. Patricks Day Party Planner you can use to have your very own celebration.

4. Playdough to Plato

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Playdough to Plato has various PDFs you can download filled with activities crafts, literacy activities, math activities and science activities to keep your St. Patricks Day educational.

5. No Time for Flash Cards

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No Time for Flash Cards gives you 15 easy St. Patricks Day activities meant to help kids develop and learn as they have fun.

With hundreds of activities to choose from, you can make this St. Patricks Day fun, educational, inspiring and fun wait, did we say fun already?

And if you are looking for something that will help children continually develop and learn as they have fun, Click-A-Bricks are great for that!

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Make Super Easy Building Block Crayons for Your Next Party

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You know whats amazing? When you can combine two things that you love to make one even better thing. Peanut butter and chocolate, for example. On their own? Great. Together? Spectacular!

Or, how about cake and ice cream? Fries and ketchup? Chips and dip?

Is anyone else here getting hungry?

Anyway, the point is putting two things together can create something incredible and in this post were going to combine two things to create something that will make everyone at your next birthday party go wow!

Were going to combine building blocks with crayons and make building blayons! Okay, the name could use some work, but its totally fun and easy.

Check it out:

What youll need:

  • A bunch of wax crayons
  • A knife or something else for cutting
  • Two building block baking molds
  • An oven

Step 1

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Cut the paper coverings off of a bunch of crayons.

Step 2

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Break each crayon into three separate pieces or more.

Step 3

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Fill a building block baking mold with the broken pieces of crayon.

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You can combine whatever colors you like, but its best to keep similar colors together. You can also make one solid color if you like.

Step 4

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Bake in the oven at 250 F for 15 – 20 minutes.

Step 5

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Put another building block mold on top of the baked mold while the wax is still warm.

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Push it down until it is snug in the warm wax.

Step 6

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Let the wax cool completely.

Step 7

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Extract the building block crayons.

Step 8

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Color!

You see? Combining two different great things to create one stupendous thing is so much fun. Now, go and combine your Click-A-Bricks together and see what you can come up with.

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Have Fun Making (and Using) These Click-A-Brick Challenge Cards

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This idea comes from The STEM Laboratory.

Its educational, it involves Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math (STEAM), its creative and it includesbuilding blocks, so you know we love it.

Click-A-Brick Challenge Cards

This is similar to the Click-A-Brick advent calendar we told you about before.

Lets take a look at how to make these challenge cards.

What youll need:

  • Card stock
  • Colored pencils
  • Click-A-Bricks

Step 1

Cut out as many cards from your card stock as you want. The more ideas you come up with, the more cards youll need. If you are creating cards that will be used a lot, you should consider laminating them so they last longer.

Step 2

On each card, write down a building task to perform with Click-A-Bricks. You can decorate them however you like.

Some suggestions for building activities are:

  • Draw a rectangle and write Fill the rectangle without going over the edges.
  • Build a Click-A-Brick Tic-Tac-Toe board and play a game with it.
  • Build something that flies.
  • Build a triangle that is the same length on two sides.
  • Make a boat that really floats in water.
  • Build something with just four Click-A-Bricks.
  • Build your favorite fruit and see if your friend can guess it.
  • Make a pattern with Click-A-Bricks.

    Step 3

    Have fun creating with Click-A-Bricks!

    We hope you enjoy this fun STEAM activity.

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    Play with these Yummy Building Block Gummies … and then Eat Them!

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    Do you like gummy bears? Those squishy little things are so delicious and you can totally play with them before you eat them. Who doesnt love playing with their food a little bit?

    Something that you cant do with gummy bears, though, is build stuff with them.

    Can gummy bears build a house? Nope.

    So, if you cant use gummy bears to build a gummy house, what can you use to build a gummy house?

    The answer is simple: gummy building blocks! And you can even make the gummy building blocks yourself.

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    The idea and recipe comes from Grant Thompson, The King of Random.

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    Be warned, though, this recipe is a little bit complicated, so youll want to have a lot of time to do it right.

    What youll need:

    • One box of Jell-O powder mix for every color/flavor you want
    • Cup of corn syrup
    • Two packets of Knox Original Gelatin Unflavored for every color/flavor you want
    • Cup of very cold water
    • Building block ice cube trays

    Step 1

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    Mix cup of cold water and cup of corn syrup together until you cannot see any corn syrup

    Step 2

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    Pour the water/corn syrup mixture into a pot and add two packets of unflavored gelatin and the Jell-O powder. Do not turn on the heat yet!

    Step 3

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    Gently mix the gelatin/Jell-O powder into the water/corn syrup mixture until the gelatin has separated.Do not turn on the heat yet!

    Step 4

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    Okay, now turn it on. Heat the pot on medium-low heat for 5 to 10 minutes. Stir the candy syrup every minute or two to keep it from burning.

    Step 5

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    When the gelatin has completely dissolved and the syrup is completely clear, you can pour it into the ice cube trays.

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    If you see that your syrup is not clear and smooth, but instead it has lumps, that probably means you either didnt start with cold enough water or you heated up the mixture too quickly.

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    If this happens, simply pour the syrup into a tall drinking glass and leave it sit for about 10 minutes.

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    After 10 minutes or so, you will notice all the lumps have risen to the surface of the glass and formed a gummy paste on top.

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    You can easily scrape this paste off with a spoon or spatula and the syrup should be good to pour now.

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    To make filling the ice cube trays easier, you can pour the syrup into a condiment container (think a ketchup container you see in a restaurant) and squeeze the syrup into the ice cube tray.

    Step 6

    Let the syrup cool and harden

    Let the syrup cool and harden in the ice cube tray for five hours.

    To get the indents in the bottom of the building blocks, place another ice cube tray on top of the one you just filled, similar to the building block crayons. You may want to lightly brush the top ice cube tray with vegetable oil so it doesnt stick when you take it off.

    Let the syrup cool and harden

    To make a really big batch, you can make multiple colors of syrup and let them cool and harden overnight in tall drinking glasses. Then, take the hardened syrup out, cut off the white layer of gummy paste on the top and rewarm the syrup into liquid before putting it in the ice cube trays.

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    To add some healthiness to your building block gummies, you can take some chewable vitamin C tablets, turn them to powder in a blender and add that powder to your syrup mixture to make your gummies vitamin C enriched (and give them a slightly sour taste).

    Your gummy building blocks will keep for up to a month in a tightly-sealed container.

    You know what else you can use to build things? Click-A-Bricks!

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