Shamrock Shaker

Inspired by a Valentine’s Shaker featured on No Time for Flashcards, we created a Shamrock Shaker.


Materials for the Shamrock Activity:



  1. Draw a shamrock on one plate
  2. Use an X-Acto knife to cut through most of the paper plate
  3. Paint the plates with your green paint (you can go crazy here with glitter, stickers, etc. we kept it simple.)
  4. Let the plates dry
  5. Once dry, turn the plate with the shamrock over so the inside is facing up
  6. Fill your plastic bag with the St. Patrick’s Day goodies
  7. Tape the plastic bag down taut over the shamrock cut out
  8. At this point I turned the plate over and popped out the shamrock cut out
  9. Place the plate together and glue
  10. Let dry
  11. I covered the plate with Mod Podge just to add a little something to the shaker
  12. Let your little ones go nuts. Both my 1 year old and my 2.5 year old loved the shaker. They explored the sounds by making music and explored touch by feeling around the bag.


Fun and festive! Thanks for visiting! Please leave a comment! I love hearing from you.



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Marnie began Carrots Are Orange in 2010 after the birth of her first son. Carrots Are Orange is a Montessori inspired learning and living blog for parents and educators. She hails from Maine, a wonderfully down to earth place to grow up. Marnie moved to the west coast in 1999, currently living east of Seattle with her husband and three young boys. She is pursuing Montessori certification. Her work has been featured on Apartment Therapy, PBS Kids, BabyCenter, the Melissa & Doug blog, and

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