My kids cannot wait every year for March 17th to come around. Thanks to Pinterest, our St. Patrick’s Days are not lacking for festivities! Here are some fun things that we love to do.
Leprechaun Trap: My daughter makes a shoe-box trap a few days prior to the big day and sets it up, in hopes of catching a wee man in green. We’ll be making one like this, this year.
Mr. Leprechaun’s Treasure Hunt: When the kids wake up in the morning, a shamrock from Mr. Leprechaun awaits them, providing the first clue in the hunt for his treasure. The hunt leads them to Mr. Leprechaun’s Pot-of-Gold, (a green mini bucket filled with individually-wrapped Rolo candies).
I just cut shamrocks out of patterned paper (because I wanted to save on colored ink) in each of the colors of the rainbow and then wrote rhyming clues on them , but you can print the treasure hunt here @ the Crafting Chicks.
A Very Lucky Breakfast: My kids don’t get to eat sugar cereal very often, so they are always delighted to see a box of Lucky Charms waiting for them at the breakfast table on St. Patty’s Day. This year, though, they have already requested green eggs and ham with green milk. Green pancakes or green waffles would also be fun.
Tiny Tracks: Throughout the day, the kids find Mr. Leprechaun’s footprints all over the house, as clues to his whereabouts. That tricky guy leaves new ones every hour or so to keep the anticipation level at a maximum. 🙂 I cut the footprints out with my Silhouette machine, but you could print some or make some like this.
Sport the Emerald: Of course we put on our festively-colored outfits before leaving the house, because we wouldn’t want to get pinched!
Green Cupcakes: Homemade pistachio cupcakes with cream cheese frosting await the kids after school is out. Look for the recipe for these on Monday.