Celebrating Peterson style

Happy St. Patricks Day!
Homeschooling is always interesting come holiday time. While I love celebrating with the kids, I struggle with keeping holiday celebrations fresh and interesting. Our celebrations usually include holiday themed books (both fiction and nonfiction) and some sort of a craft. Sadly there's only so many ways to make a shamrock (or hearts and Christmas trees etc.) So for weeks before a holiday I pick my brain (and the internet) for something we haven't done before.
This year we've been studying world music, so it wasn't hard to find some Celtic music at our public library for the kids to listen to. We found this one, which isn't traditional gaelic, but it sure was fun.
We also decided to make salt dough "cookies" with green food coloring. After each kid made their own baggie of salt dough, they had a blast rolling it and shaping it before we fired it at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. While I had originally intended them to be used as (biodegradable) garden ornaments, the kids couldn't resist tasting a little of their handy work. (Blech!)


Carletta said...

Looks like fun!

majellamom said...

what is it about salt dough? My girls always want to taste it too. Then, they find out it is disgusting, but five minutes later they want to taste it again! Kids are funny. Fun project!


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