Simple, easy and fun! This St Patrick’s Day Snack for the kids to create quickly to do and they will have lots of fun. Using cereal and marshmallows this is a classic snack activity that your preschoolers can do this year! So here you go a Rainbow on a stick snack for spring and St Patrick’s Day fun!
Rainbow on a Stick
With just 3 things needed this quick snack activity for your kids is so simple to make. Create a pretty rainbow and then enjoy! There is a bonus the threading of the cereal onto the stick is a fantastic fine motor activity for your kids as well.
Check out these other Rainbow Snacks and recipes you can make with your kids.
If you would like a printable version of this snack activity it can be found at the bottom of the article.
Ingredients and Materials for the Rainbow Snack
- A skewer or wooden coffee stirer
- Large Marshmallows
- Fruit Loops
How to Make your Rainbow Stick Snack
Give your child a handful of rainbow coloured fruit loops, 2 marshmallows (for the clouds) and some skewers (make sure that the skewers are blunt both ends so not sharp bits for kids to hurt themselves with).
Then let them create a rainbow on the skewer. It’s an ideal time to teach them the colours of the rainbow – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet.
Once they have their rainbow on the stick let them add their clouds to either end.
And that’s it!
Don’t you just love a really quick craft?
Rainbow Books to Read with the Snack
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Why not take a moment and enjoy a book with your preschoolers whilst they eat their snack. Here’s 3 of my personal favourite Rainbow Books that I add to our book box in spring and for St Patrick’s Day especially.
- Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
- How the Crayons Saved the Rainbow by Monica Sweeney
- A Rainbow of my own Don Freeman
Or add some of our favourite St Patrick’s Day Books to your book box. We’ve picked the best so you can pick from that selection yourself.
St Patrick’s Day Activities
Are you making this snack for St Patrick’s Day then check out these other ideas to do today!
- Make some Irish Soda Bread with your child
- A fun and simple St Partick’s Day Salt Dough Craft to make some shamrock ornaments
- Free printable St Patrick’s Day Game to Play.
More Rainbow Activities for Preschoolers
Don’t forget to save this Rainbow Snack to Find Again
Rainbow on a Stick Snack for St Patrick’s Day
- 3 Coffee Stirrers
- 1 handful Fruit Loops
- 6 Marshmallows
- Provide the materials including the coffee stirrers or skewers on a plate for your child
- Thread the fruit loops onto the coffee stirrer in rainbow colour order.
- Once threaded on finish each end with a marshmallow
Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.