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Craft Activity for St. Patrick’s Day

This St. Patrick's Day craft activity for students who are blind or visually impaired works on fine motor skills, as well as positional concepts.

As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, I thought I’d share a little of my ancestry with my students. We looked at National Geographic Kids to learn about the day and the shamrock.

I found an online template of a shamrock and then I used a tracing wheel on the back to make a raised line around it.

Shamrock template
Click to download Shamrock template.

My younger students decorated a shamrock using the raised image of the shamrock, glue, and green pompom balls.

Gluing pompoms
Pressing pompoms onto glued surface
Dipping green pompom in glue
Dipping green pompom in glue

This was a nice way for me to assess their fine motor skills (picking up one pompom and placing it in the image) and hand strength (squeezing glue out of a bottle) that I could photograph and share with the OT that also works with the student. We were also able to work on counting, patterns, matching, and positional concepts.

Placing green pompoms on glue
Placing green pompoms on glue
Placing green pompoms on glue
Placing green pompoms on glue
Collage of Craft Activity for St. Patrick's Day
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