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My nephew Blake (3 months shy of 3 years) and my cousin Liam (4.5 years) are both at really great ages. They’re becoming more talkative, animated and just over more silly together, which is really fun to be around. I use any holiday or occasion as an excuse to give them some little trinkets and see their eyes light up with curiosity. Recently, I took the opportunity to design a few rainbow themed activities for them in honor of the upcoming rainbow filled day of St. Patrick’s Day.
I filled cute green organza bags with an assortment of colorful cereal loops, a piece of yarn and some custom printables and watched them get to work! These bags were the perfect size for little hands, allowing me to safely transport their gift, but also allow them to peak inside.
The first activity involved making a rainbow by sorting colors and laying them onto a printable of a pot of gold.
They loved this part, naming the colors out loud and finding the spot on the printable to place them.
Next, they threaded the cereal pieces onto some yarn to make custom necklaces with a pattern of their choice.
While Liam informed me that “necklaces are for girls” Blake happily strung his along, oblivious of the gender driven fashion piece. Tip: roll a piece of tape to the end of the yarn to make it easily to thread the cereal on. Finally, they loved munching down on the sugary treats. Overall, I think they had a fun time with this rainbow filled craft and snack!
BONUS FOR YOU: I turned the lucky tags, rainbow making pot of gold game and necklace making note into a free printable for you to download. Click on the image above to download the 2 page spread featuring all three components. (The first page has 4 of the lucky tags, if you’re only interested in that piece.)
If you’re looking for an assortment of bags (paper, organza, plastic, etc) for your next event or party, make sure you check out StoreSupply.com. I was generously donated these bags for my post, but was drooling over the full assortment of bag choices available in their store that I can use for future parties and crafts!