Now this one WAS a little hard, but when done with a parent, they were able to feel successful. I put a block of foam out (Dollar Tree), as well as pony beads. They beaded the colors on the appropriate pipe cleaner and then bent them into a rainbow.
How about some color sorting AND magnetism? I put out lots of little objects, either gold or silver, into a divided plastic plate. Add a magnet wand and tots can explore AND sort!
We made shamrocks, too! I punched out a BUNCH of green hearts and the tots glued them down on pre-cut cards, adding a stem to finish it off.
How about some rainbow building? I cut circles in various colors, laminated each piece, and then put them in a bucket. Kids had to use their size determination skills, as well as visual cues, to build a rainbow on the tray!
Feeling thirsty after all that work? We each filled a glass with lemonade and then each tot added a drop of green food coloring. Suddenly, we had VERY special “Leprechaun Lemonade!”
So what do you think? Could you celebrate the season with some fun, themed trays?