Hidden in a Field of Green
Age: 18 Months - 5 Years (younger ones need more supervision)
Time: 10 min (+ Prep)
Theme: St Patrick’s Day, Imaginary Friends, Lucky Clovers
Books: Good Luck Bear by Greg Foley, Nobody by Liz Rosenberg
Assorted green paper
Copy paper and printer
Adults get to use Scissors
Prep: Cut out lots of green hearts 1” or smaller. Find a fairy or leprechaun image to use as your imaginary friend. I choose this one http://www.activity-sheets.com/coloring_page/stpatrick/st_patrick_14.htm Instead of just printing out the page, copy the image and paste it into a word document. To make a card change the page orientation to landscape, resize and position the image in the lower right corner – then just fold the printed sheet.
Activity: Each child gets a printed card and crayons/pencils/markers. Make it colorful! When done, trade the coloring tools for a glue stick and lots of green hearts. Help the fairy (leprechaun) hide in a field of green. Make shamrocks by pointing 3 hearts together and lucky ones with 4!
Notes/Tips: In Word, if you format the picture as ‘Behind Text’ it will allow you to move it freely around the page. Heavier paper makes a sturdier card – but be aware of your printer capabilities.