Monday, March 17, 2014

What to Do with Kids for Saint Patrick's Day

Holiday Fun

By far my favorite activity to do with kids on Saint Patrick's Day is a game in which I have the kids follow the leprechaun foot prints. All you need to do is cut out foot prints from green construction paper or spray your footprints in the snow with green water. Then hide small treasures of gold coin candy around the house or yard. Sprinkle the footprints as a trail for the kids to follow to find the treats the leprechaun left them for St. Patrick’s Day.

cccAnother fun activity I will be doing with the kids today is have a Pot O' Gold Scavenger Hunt. Older kids can help you make a treasure chest for their younger siblings to find full of Saint Patrick's Day gifts.

At any age, making Shamrock necklaces is simple and fun. Click this link to see how to make a leprechaun hat for chips we made a few years ago. Just last week we showed our readers how to make shamrock stamps out of bell peppers.

There are many Irish recipes to make with and for the kids in your care today. For breakfast or snacks it's easy and fun to make rainbow toast and shamrock-shaped pancakes. For dinner pick from some of the traditional Irish recipes including corned beef and cabbage, Irish soda bread, Muliigan stew,
or shepherd's pie.

Don't forget to read some children's books written for Saint Patrick's Day. Here are some children's books we recommend for Saint Patrick's Day.

References include:

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Holiday Crafts

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