I brought out a container for the kids to collect their leprechaun gold.

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  1. Cheryl M. says

    I really appreciate your wonderful blog and the ideas you post!
    By posting this activity early (2 weeks or so) you’ve given time so that my toddler daughter and I can make these to give away to her daycare class.
    Love your blog and I love to use your activities with my daughter as time permits. Thanks for making a working mom happy!

    • Katie says

      I’m so glad you found an activity you like in time to prepare it for your daughter’s daycare. I hope they enjoy! Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment. πŸ™‚

  2. Tracey@We-Made-That says

    OMG this is the COOLEST thing ever! I bet the kids had a blast with this I mean really what kid wouldn’t! Thank you so much for sharing on We Made That! I really need to make some magic rocks for my girls!

  3. Caroline says

    Hah! I bet the kids loved the surprise after dropping the baking soda into the vinegar. Fun! Good way to include activity, too.

  4. Reshama says

    This is a super activity! I am SO trying this out πŸ™‚ I can just imagine the look on their faces when they found the gold coins! πŸ™‚

  5. Kali says

    Very fun! Just found your blog on the Saturday link-up at I Can Teach My Child. You have great ideas! Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

  6. Amy@Making Life Whimsical says

    This is such a WONDERFUL idea! We added you to our Leprechaun Magic post!

    Have a whimsical day!
    Amy and Michaela

    • Katie says

      Thanks so much for including my magic leprechaun rocks on your Leprechaun Magic post. You’ve got a really great round up of magical St. Patrick’s ideas!

  7. iGameMom says

    How fun! I am sure the kids had great time. Seems making the ball is a little tricky.
    I came from Mom’s library. Thanks for linking up. I shared in twitter and pinterest. Come visit igamemom.com wednesday (afternoon) to see your article featured as part of Mom’s Library round up. I just start co-hosting Mom’s Library with True Aim. thanks again for a wonderful post.

  8. Deanna says

    What a great idea!!! My son is going to LOVE this!!!!! He is enjoying your printables, too! Thanks for the great blog!

    • Katie says

      My magic leprechaun rocks have been really popular. I bet your son will love them! And I’m glad he has been enjoying my printables too!

  9. Kimberley Dickerson says

    I saw this activity the night before our preschool Saint Patrick’s Day celebration and had to do it!!! I baked the rocks at 150 for 1 hour and they were hard and ready to go. I CAN’T WAIT for my class to engage in this activity!! Thanks for sharing!!!!

  10. Meh says

    This is fantastic and I’ll definitely be doing this with my little ones! It got me thinking of using this idea for Easter. Could you put Easter eggs wrapped in foil or would the baking soda and vinegar dissolve the wrapper? Anyone have suggestions what Easter surprise you could hide?

  11. Morgan says

    Thank you for this, my kids had a BLAST today finding these outside, what a cool idea. they came up with so many different ideas on how they got there, great fun!

  12. Faye says

    Hi Katie,
    I just made them now before going to bed. We are celebrating tomorrow as some kids were absent on Tuesday and I had a doctor appointment. I am sure the kiddos will love this activity! Thank you so much for making my lesson plans be so much fun.

  13. Amy says

    I’m so pumped about making these for My Kinder class and the other K classes for our fun St. Patricks day activities!!!

  14. JERRY says

    Sounds wonderful! But won’t the food coloring stain badly and be hard to remove from the children’s skin if they are making the rocks? Is there a better solution to use that doesn’t stain skin or clothes… THANKS!!

    • Katie SG says

      The liquid watercolors we use are washable from most fabrics. Sometimes their skin will get stained for a bit, but it usually doesn’t last more than a few hours before washing off.

  15. Sandra Leighton says

    I cannot thank you enough for all the inspiration and freebies that I have used for my autistic granddaughter aged 7. I feel guilty at times that I have downloaded so much however when using these downloads for speech, writing, alphabets, counting and endless other activities you are with me and inspiring me to keep going with the therapy etc. Thank you so much, you are truly appreciated.

  16. Jill Guber says

    Great idea! I think I will do this with my gifted group and have them write directions on how to find the rocks .

  17. Christine says

    Where did you find the gold coins? Were they US 1$? I assume fake plastic ones might fall apart in the vinegar?

  18. Mireille says

    What a cute idea and so unique to me. Our great grand children stay with us one weekend of every month and it just so happens that they will be with us the weekend of St. Patrick’s Day. I like to have fun things planned to do with them. They are 5 and 7 years old and will get a kick out of this. Thanks so much for sharing!

  19. Carilee says

    Thank you so much for sharing your creative ideas with those of us who are in a hurry to find something fun!!! I’m so LUCKY to have found this post.

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