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Leprechaun Rocks Science Activity for St Patricks Day

Celebrate Saint Patricks Day with this fun leprechaun rocks activity. This Leprechaun Rocks Science Experiment is an engaging way for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade students to play and explore with a st patricks day activity in March. This st patricks day science  is a fun baking soda and vinegar expermient which produces a fun WOW experinece for little learners!

Celebrate Saint Patricks Day with this fun leprechaun rocks activity. This Leprechaun Rocks Science Experiment is an engaging way for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade students to play and explore with a st patricks day activity in March. This st patricks day science  is a fun baking soda and vinegar expermient which produces a fun WOW experinece for little learners!

Leprechaun rocks

Leprechauns are tricky when it comes to hiding their gold. Hiding at the end of the rainbow is not enough. So even if you get to the end of the rainbow, you won’t find a pile of gold. Nope, they would never make it that easy. But if you search about you might discover some suspicious green rocks – leprechaun rocks. With this¬†leprechaun rocks science experiment you will learn the secret science behind how to get the Leprechaun to reveal their gold.¬†When I told my kids this Leprechaun story they were wide eyed with wonder! They couldn’t wait to uncover the science secret and discover some gold. This¬†st patricks day activity is fun for kids of all ages from toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3 students! Try this¬†st patrick’s day science experiments for a little learning and a LOT of FUN this St Patrick’s Day with Kids!

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Leprechaun rocks science experiment

This fun¬†st patrick’s day activities for toddlers only requires a few simple materials to make the¬†magic leprechaun rocks. But the¬†st patrick’s day activities for preschoolers will WOW kids and elementary age students will remember this fun activity for years to come!

Supplies

  • Baking Soda
  • Water
  • Green Food Coloring
  • Vinegar
  • Small syringes (think of the type that come with baby medication) or pipettes
  • Plastic coins
  • Dish soap
  • Large dish
  • Bowl
  • Parchment paper
  • Access to a freezer

You may also want to consider rubber gloves and safety glasses. The vinegar can sting any little owies on the fingers and you definitely don’t want to get it in the eyes.

Magic leprechaun rocks

This is a traditional baking soda and vinegar reaction that causes the release of CO2. The reaction mixes with the soap which creates a wonderful foam that is a great sensory exploration.

Lephrechaun protecting his rock

St patrick’s day science experiment

Start by adding one box of baking soda to a bowl. Carefully add a few drops of green food coloring.

I highly recommend you wear gloves for this part as you will color your hands!

Mix in the green food coloring until the baking soda is evenly colored. Add more as necessary.

Add in a bit of water, just half a teaspoon at a time, and mix until you create a thick paste. It should just start to stick together without crumbling. Now cup your hand and add a scoop of the paste, place some coins in the middle, then add a bit more paste to cover the coins and shape it like a rock. Place it on the parchment paper.

Once all your rocks are made, place them in the freezer for at least 2 hours so they can set. Note they will look blue when frozen but will turn back to green once the reaction starts.

rock eruption splashing

St patrick’s day science experiments

Once you are ready to do the activity, I recommend draping the area with a plastic cloth, this can get messy!

Place a large dish or bowl on the table, dribble some dish soap in the bottom and place your rock in the dish.

Provide a cup of vinegar and the syringe. Have the child carefully start to squirt the rocks and watch what happens! Continue squirting until all the coins are revealed.

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St patrick’s day science activities

The resulting foam and searching through it for the coins and treasures is a fantastic sensory experience, but it does get messy!

Continue adding vinegar and see how much foam you can create!

Lephrechaun science overflow bowl

Leprechaun science

Then maybe send your Leprechaun for a little swim. He did work hard collecting all that treasure!

Leprechaun Rocks Science Experiments for Kids perfect for March

Leprechaun activities

Kids love these reactions and there are so many exciting variations. A few of our favorites are Bottle Rockets and making Lava Toffee.

FREE Pot of Gold Letter Sounds Game - Kids will have fun learning their ABCs and the sounds they make this March with this FREE Pot of Gold Letter Sounds Game perfect for St Patricks Day with prek, kindergartners, and first graders. #stpatricksday #kindergarten #grade1 #alphabet #phonics  st patricks day alphabet tracing find the letter st patricks day worksheets

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We’ve got handy St Patricks day worksheets, printable literacy games, practice tracing, march creative writing, and lots more fun ways to learn in March.

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Have you ever tried making a Rainbow in a Jar project? If you haven't tried this classic density experiment, I'm going to show you how easy it is to make with a few common household items! This rainbow science experiment is so pretty and will amaze your preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students. Try this rainbow experiment as part of a weather theme, St Patricks Day activity, a rainbow theme or a spring activity for kids.  Celebrate Saint Patricks Day with this fun leprechaun rocks activity. This Leprechaun Rocks Science Experiment is an engaging way for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade students to play and explore with a st patricks day activity in March. This st patricks day science  is a fun baking soda and vinegar expermient which produces a fun WOW experinece for little learners! st patricks day shamrock science st patricks day science

St Patricks Day Science

leprechaun slime Get ready for a REALLY fun st patricks day activity with this gold slime! It is super quick and EASY to make this gold glitter slime that looks so cool as it oozes, stretches, and drips. Use this outrageously FUN st patrick's day activities for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, and grade 2 students! But watch out or sneaky Leprechauns may try to steal your gold!If your kids love slime - they are going to flip over making Rainbow Slime! Use this rainbow activity for kids as part of your next rainbow theme for spring or summer. This colorful slime recipe is also a really fun St Patricks day activity, a weather activity, or a color theme too!   Toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade and 4th grade students will love this rainbow art ideas. Just follow our simple rainbow slime recipe and we will show you how to make rainbow slime. st patricks day playodugh

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Have fun this Saint Patrick's Day with this free printable St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt. Kids will enjoy walking around the neighborhood, their house, or a store as they get some exercise and have fun looking for the items on their scavenger hunt for kids. This is such a fun st patrick's day activities for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade students. Simply download pdf file with St Patrick's Day Printables and have fun searching for different items such as a rainbow, pot of gold or clover in March. Learn about Ireland for Kids with these Free printable Ireland Mini Books. This beautiful green country, known as the Emerald Isle, is the only country that has a musical instrument - the harp - as a national symbol. Due to its history with wars, there are many castles dotted throughout the country which were used to protect families from invaders. Download the pdf file to print the book template to teach about Ireland; their way of life, the culture, landmarks and interests. They will also learn about St. Patrick's Day and lots of Irish traditions.  with pre k, kindergarten, grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, grade 4, and grade 5 students. Fun-st-patricks-day-books-for-kids March-Stories-for-Kids

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This amazing color changing slime is going to blow your mind! This heat sensitive slime will actually change color as your kids touch it because it is heat sensitive! This is a super cool project for kids you MUST TRY! Must try summer activity for kids to add to their summer bucket list   100 Amazing Food experiments for summer science with kids   dying flowers science experiment

You’ve GOT to try some of these outrageously fun science experiments for kids!

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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