by Marnie Craycroft
This simple kids activity teaches children about the flag of Ireland as well as colors, shapes, and math. Kids Activities Blog hopes your little one learns a lot with this cute paper craft.
After your are done making this kids Irish flag craft go on a St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt. Invite some friends for even more fun!
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We made the flag of Ireland with melted crayons last year. This year we combined math, sensory, and culture to make an Irish flag using shapes. The flag of Ireland is 1:2 proportionally so that weaved in a nice little intro math lesson right from the start. I pointed this out to my son visually before starting the exercise.
The great part about this exercise is that you can make it as easy or as difficult as you need to make it depending on your child. For preschool age kids, you can cut easy shapes to puzzle together. Another idea is to place a small Irish flag nearby to solidify the connection. Here’s how to make our Kids Irish Flag Craft:
KIDS IRISH FLAG CRAFT
- 3 pieces of construction paper (green, white, and orange)
- Glue Stick or school glue
- Foam brush if using school glue (optional)
First, you will need to cut one-third of each of the orange and green sheets of construction paper. Set the larger pieces aside to use for anther project.
Next, using the scissors have your kid cut out simple shapes. This is great scissors practice for young kids. If your kid is very young you will have to do this step for them.
Now take the white piece of paper and carefully fold it over into thirds, but do not crease the folds too much because you’ll want the paper to lay flat in the end. Another idea is to lightly draw a line with a pencil dividing the white sheet of paper into thirds.
Time for gluing! For this part we simply squeezed school glue onto the far right third space and then used the foam brush to spread it so our fingers wouldn’t get messy. The school glue can be washed out with water when the project is complete.
Then I had my kid add the cut up orange pieces of construction paper to the area with glue on it. Let your kid use his or her creativity for this part. It’s not necessary to use every bit of the construction paper–we didn’t.
Repeat for the far left third space first with the glue and then with adhering the green cut up construction paper.
Finally, allow your Kids Irish Flag Craft to dry and then carefully cut off any pieces of construction paper hanging over the sides. Display as part of your St. Patrick’s Day celebration or learning unit. Wasn’t that fun?!
Hope you enjoyed this activity! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
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