Normally, the start of March brings an explosion of green as snowstorms give way to thunderstorms. Warmer spring weather means opportunities to play and explore outside and after a long winter cooped up indoors, there’s no shortage of fun activities to keep you and your kids entertained out under the sun (or under an umbrella).
But what happens when the weather has other plans for March? To celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day, PBS Parents has an assortment of Shamrock-themed craft projects. A great way to pass a few more wintery, indoor hours, both the Tissue Paper Shamrocks -- http://www.pbs.org/parents/crafts-for-kids/shamrocks/ (submitted by blogger Rockabye Butterfly) -- and Shamrock Shakers -- http://www.pbs.org/parents/crafts-for-kids/shamrock-shaker/ (submitted by Marnie Craycroft of Carrots are Orange) are easy and fun projects. And once the weather finally warms up, your kids can experiment with and compare all the different noises the Shaker makes outside!