Large, white paper; green paper or green marker/paint; orange paper or orange marker/paint; glue if using orange & green paper; internet research
To infuse a little history into St. Patrick's Day, make an Irish flag! Start with a large, rectangular piece of white paper. Place the paper horizontally and divide it into 3 equal sections using vertical pencil lines. Using green paper or a marker, color the first section green. The center section will remain white. Color the third section orange. On the back of the flag, write down the symbolism of the flag and its colors, which is easily found on the internet. Perhaps someone in your family is from Irish decent. Look at Ireland on a map or globe. Take the opportunity to learn why the holiday is celebrated; kids are fascinated by the concept of St. Patrick driving snakes out of Ireland.