Read.Explore.Learn.- St. Patrick’s Day

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Jamie wants to march in the St.Patrick’s Day parade with his big brothers. They think he is too young. Jamie gets up early St.Patrick’s Day morning and sets up to prove them wrong. He takes his brother’s flute and heads up to the parade ground with the family dog to show them he is big enough.
Jamie more than anything proves to himself that he can do it. Along the way he greets and meets the other early morning risers in his town. Some even give him an orange soda, a pastry, an egg, and a small Irish flag. By the time he reaches home he has accomplished his task and left a reminder for others to see that he made it there and he made it first. There at the top of the hill is a soda bottle with a small Irish flag.
What did we do?
We added food coloring to water in the colors of the Irish flag along with white carnations. The carnations were slow to change in the large glass vases. The carnations JDaniel requested we try in blue (his favorite) color changed over night.
I love these vases. I won them as a door prize last month. They were perfect for the experiement

 If you look carefully, you can see a little green. We will let them soak up food coloring and see what happens.
 Thank goodness JDaniel wanted blue flowers!

We made rolls for St. Patricks Day. JDaniel loves rolls and cooking. We simply placed melted butter, cinnamon, sugar, and green sprinkles on crescent rolls. They were wonderful.
    These came out so well! Both my guys loved have a breakfast roll like Jamie.


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  1. says

    I remember doing the carnation project when I was small- and always loved it! I bet it was just as memorable for JDaniel!

    Stopping by from Mom Loop:)


  2. says

    Emily did the carnation experiment her first year for her science project. I love those bright carnations you can find at the store…I just love all the colors.

    I made a rainbow cake with a pot of gold. It looked really pretty but wasn’t as moist as I would of liked. I will post it on Wednesday with the Leprechaun traps.

  3. says

    Great book and activities! I always loved making and eating crescent rolls – great childhood memories! The blue carnations are gorgeous. I’ve read that you have to use a lot of food coloring for the experiment to work well – it hasn’t worked right for lots of people otherwise. Deb @

  4. says

    I love the flower project! I always try to do that with a little food coloring at home with the last of the good flowers in a bouquet. So fun! : )

  5. says

    I do love the vases! I haven’t dyed flowers yet with my youngest two – or at least while they have been old enough to remember. Will have to do that. We read that book this week, too!

  6. says

    The carnations turned out so well! I’ve done this before and they didn’t turn as deep of a color! Thanks for the nice comments about our bird and a nest project! The book is really great! Each page uses real yarn to build a nest little by little until the nest is complete!

  7. says

    Love your Read.Explore.Learn concept. Tying in activities with books is a great way to help kids learn and understand.

    At 2.5 years old my son loves science experiments. He’s certainly his Daddy’s son.

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