Friday, March 3, 2017

8 Super Simple March Activities....



Happy March!  I don't know about you but in order to do a fun activity, I have to have all the supplies on hand or can quickly add to my Wal-Mart Grocery list.  Spring break is coming up, break these out for an afternoon of fun!  It doesn't have to take long, be expensive or be elaborate to make a memory.    Enjoy these 8 fun, simple and frugal activities.

Have a happy March full of sweet memories!


{ONE}

Golden Coin Pancakes




Just add yellow food coloring and make bite size pancakes to resemble gold coins.  My kids love to dip these in a small cup of pancake syrup.  They were a HUGE hit.  We also made green pancakes by mixing in green food coloring.  



You can always add Lucky Charms or Fruit Loops to the menu.  How fun to have it sitting out on March 17th for a little lucky breakfast dropped off by leprechauns :).






{TWO}

Fruit Loop Necklace


What you will need:  Fruit loopsyarn, string or thin ribbon


We started by sorting the fruit loops into colors.  


While my daughter sorted, I cut a piece of ribbon long enough to be tied and still fit over her head with room.  I then tied a fruit loop to one end so they would not slip off while we loaded the fruit loops on to the string.


She then decided what sort of pattern she wanted to make.  I gave her several options but she chose 10 red, then 10 orange and so on and so forth.  There are lots of options for your child to choose.  If they are younger, simply have them string them on with your help!


Voila -- a finished fruit loop necklace great for an after school snack.  We made one for everyone to enjoy!  Vera had SO much fun with the project!  




{THREE}

Shamrock Marshmallow Painting

What you need:  paper, marshmallows, paint





True confession the glitter paint offered more in glitz than substance but the kids loved it ;) So win, right!



{FOUR}

Paint A Rainbow with Dot Paint

What you need:  dot paint, paper, cotton balls, school glue


Even my 20 month old loves to dot paint.  It's relatively clean minus a few rogue dots on the hands and table but it's washable.  Vera lined up the dot paints in order and then got to work on her dotted rainbow. 


When she was finished she added quite a few clouds with cotton balls and glue to her picture!  She was so proud, she wanted a picture with her craft.  Remember you can use marshmallows instead of cotton balls for the clouds :).



You could also do this craft with Fruit Loops instead and simply sort the fruit loops and then paste on paper with school glue to look similar to the dot paint picture. All you would need is: Fruit loopspaperelmer's gluecotton balls or marshmallows.



{Five}

Books to Read

Check these books out at the library as well as other books about rainbows, leprechauns, and St. Patrick's Day!



{SIX}

Bible Story



Noah's Ark: A New Beginning (Jesus Storybook Bible pages 38-47) 

Bible verse to memorize -- Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all...the earth.  Genesis 9:16



{SEVEN}

Coin Scavenger Hunt

Two Ways to play:  

Hide the coins and then as children get closer to them, you can say hotter and as they get further away, you can say colder.  Whoever finds the coins can then be the next to hide them and then they can direct the other players as they look by saying hotter or colder.  Play continues on.

Another way to play would be to hide clues in different locations around the house that eventually leads to a clue where the coins are.  Clues could include:  Go to the place where your toothbrush stays,  Now go to the place where your cereal is found.  You can add as many clues as you want.  After they find the coins, they could make up their own clues for you to search. 

What you need: paper to write clues, coin money




{EIGHT}


Rainbow Song
(to the tune of London Bridges)

Red and orange and yellow too
Don't forget green and blue
Add some purple then we're through
That's a rainbow!

What other fun ways do you celebrate the month of March?  Please share below!  

Hope you have fun with your family this month!

Until next time keep on smiling and keep on, keeping on!




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16 comments:

  1. These are all such great ideas Erin! Thank you for sharing! I'm totally going to make fruit loop necklaces with my girls and the coin scavenger hunt will be a huge hit, esp with my son!!

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    1. Oh I hope you are feeling better Lizzie and yes my kids love a good scavenger hunt and I forget about it ;). Rest up my friend and thanks for stopping by! xoxo ERIN

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  2. This awesome! For sure going to be using some of these ideas! Thanks for sharing. I enjoy your blog so much. Your a great mom :)

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    1. Oh Kendra, thanks for filling my cup, I am so glad you stop by when you can and thanks for leaving such a precious note. You are sweet but I confess I am not always on top of it around here but thank goodness for 2nd chances, amen? Have a great weekend! xoxo ERIN

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  3. Love that idea for gold coin pancakes! Super, simple & smart!! Way to go mama!!

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    1. So when I made them I thought the green ones were going to be the hit and then they went CRAZY for the little dippable coins, go figure! Kid tested and approved - ha! Have a great weekend Britt! xoxo ERIN

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  4. Good job Mama! I love all of these things that you are doing with your kiddos. It sure makes me miss when my kids were this young. Enjoy your weekend! :)

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    1. You are so sweet, you always remind me to embrace this chapter because its so fleeting. Have the best weekend my friend! xoxo ERIN

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  5. These are all such cute ideas! The pancakes are my favorite! I was just telling my parents the other day that I've never made pancakes before. Crazy, huh?! We got a waffle iron for our wedding so all I ever wanna do is make waffles! I guess I need to try pancakes! Happy weekend, Erin!

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    1. Well at our house I haven't made a pancake in a REALLY long time because my husband is the pancake maker so in full disclosure all I did on this day was add the food coloring and help make the gold coins, otherwise pancakes are his thing - I ALWAYS BURN THEM! We don't have a waffle maker but my kids love going to hotels that have one - ha! Have a great weekend and you could always do green and gold waffles ;) xoxo ERIN

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    1. Thank you so much and thanks for stopping by. I use to teach first grade so its fun to pull out my teaching hat occasionally :) xoxo ERIN

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  7. Girl, no matter how old I am.. I still love Lucky Charms :) I don't have it on a regular basis but those marshmallows are so tasty! Love all the activities with your kiddos! They're so sweet!

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    1. Full disclosure that was my bowl of cereal ;) I love it too as an afternoon snack! xoxo ERIN

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  8. These are such cute ideas!!! I'm going to have to do some of them with my little man! <3

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    1. I am glad you want to try them and that you left a sweet note. I hope you have fun together Susannah! Have a great day and a Happy March! xoxo ERIN

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