I volunteer in my son’s third grade class several times a week. Although it’s shocking to me that not all teachers like parent volunteers, this year my son’s teacher loves when parents help out. If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that my little guy has had his fair share of struggles in school (before an ADHD diagnosis last year) and I am so happy to report that this year he is finally on the right track. It’s been so wonderful to see him blossom and his teacher is a very big part of his growth. Seriously, I love her and I am so thankful that she lets me come in and spend time with the kids every week.
Since I am in the classroom so often, I have gotten to know all of the kids and spending time with them is one of the highlights of my week. It’s a great group of kids and as I already mentioned, their teacher is great. In addition to my time, I try to help out in other ways. I bring in tissues, supplies and other things from time to time & since St. Patrick’s Day is coming up, I thought it would be fun if I made this Easy Four Leaf Clover Paper Plate Craft to help decorate the classroom.
Here’s what you need:
- Paper plate
- Kelly green craft paint
- Metallic green pipe cleaner
- Paint brush
- Hot glue/hot glue gun
Here’s what you do:
1. Draw a four leaf clover onto your paper plate with a pen/pencil and cut out with scissors.
2. Lay your clover onto another plate, paint your clover green, and let dry.
3. Twirl your pipe cleaner around your pen/pencil and hot glue it to the back of your clover.
This Easy Four Leaf Clover Paper Plate Craft is a great way to get in the spirit.
Besides bringing this craft into the classroom, I got some fun stuff from Oriental Trading to bring in for the kids, too. Every Friday if the kids are good all week, four names are chosen from a prize box, so all the goodies that I got are going into the prize box.
Earlier in the school year I sent in some of these Brain Shaped Splat Balls and they were apparently a hit with the kids because I have been asked by four kids if I could get more since they were the first thing to go. Who knew? Three boxes full of brains went into the school yesterday!
I am so thankful that Oriental Trading has lots of fun goodies for me to bring in for the kids. That’s why I keep going back.
What are you doing for St. Patrick’s Day this year?