Is it just us, or is St. Patrick’s Day one of the most fun holidays to celebrate with kids? Whether your family is celebrating their Irish heritage, or if you’re celebrating Irish contributions to American culture and progress, here are some fun ways to embrace all the luck of this shamrock-covered tradition.
For Littles and Preschoolers
For Elementary and Up
To increase the scientific rigor of this activity, record hypotheses before launching your catapults, then change one variable at a time.
Try using these sentence frames:
- I predict that my catapult will launch a marshmallow ___ inches.
- If I (increase/decrease the length of the lever arm), the launch distance will (increase/decrease) by ___ inches.
- If I (increase/decrease the height of the catapult), the launch distance will (increase/decrease) by ___ inches.
And maybe set aside a separate bowl for snacking, just in case.