End of the Rainbow Twirlers: St. Patrick’s Day Craft

Materials Needed:

  • Paper plate
  • Paint
  • Black and yellow paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Start by having the kids paint rainbow stripes on the front of a paper plate.


Let dry and flip it over to paint the back as well. Blow dryers are great if you’re impatient!

Grab  scissors and start at the outside of the plate to cut spirals. Cut out a black pot of gold and glue it to the end of the plate (we trimmed the spots that were pointy).


Glue on some yellow circles to make the gold…you can add some sparkles too! Poke a hole in the middle of the plate and add a string to hang it up!paper-plate-rainbow-st-patricks-day-craft


Winter Science Experiment: Snow Volcano!

Southern Maryland is finally getting some snow this season! Here is an activity EXPLODING with fun for your next snow day.


In a plastic cup or container add:

2TBSP of dish soap

Food coloring of your choice (optional, but way more fun)

½ cup of baking soda

1-2TBSP of warm water


Place your cup in the snow and begin to form the snow around the cup all the way to the top, leaving an opening at the top like a volcano would have. Add white vinegar to the cup and watch your volcano erupt!!!


*This activity can also be done with a bottle of soda and Mentos candy. Surround a freshly opened bottle of soda (I recommend a 2Liter bottle) with snow leaving an opening at the top and add Mentos candy to the bottle. Be sure to move out of the way QUICKLY, as the chemical reaction erupts very fast and can be quite messy.

Embracing a very COVID Christmas

Don’t let this almost yearlong (and counting) pandemic get you down this holiday season. Here is a fun, easy activity to do with children to fully embrace social distancing and to stay safe and healthy.


Ugly (Christmas) masks – A spin-off of the holiday favorite, Ugly Christmas Sweaters.

At this point I feel like we’re all in one of two categories when it comes to the face mask. It has either become an extension of you and you don’t even notice wearing it anymore, or you still roll your eyes every time you put it on. Either way, we’re still stuck wearing them and still could have to for some time to come. Why not make it festive and decorate your own?! Grab some green and red masks, glitter, tinsel, beads, etc. Add some hot glue and you’ve got yourself a Christmas mask! Your kids will love doing this activity with you!


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