Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Making St. Pat's Magical

It doesn't take much to create a memory for your child. Here are a few fun ideas to choose from today to make St. Patty's a touch more magical for your dear ones.

Green breakfast. Dye the scrambled eggs green, color the milk, or whip up some delish (and healthy!) green smothies. Recipe HERE.

Leprechaun scavenger hunt. Have the leprechauns send your kids on a scavenger hunt--five or six clues, sending them around the house and yard. A simple dollar spot prize does wonders!

Lucky Charms games. Lucky Charms make a great math manipulative! Have your child sort the cereal by shape, then by color. Practice counting (by 1's, 2's, 5's, backwards, etc.). Help them design patterns, line the pieces up big to small, then small to big. So many possibilities...

Afternoon craft. Try this pot o' gold from Make and Takes.

Dinner time. Corned Beef and cabbage recipe HERE. Irish soda bread recipe HERE.

Dessert! Mint chocolate chip cupcake recipe HERE. FREE printable toppers availabe HERE.

Em & Anne


Melissa said...

These ideas are great! All I've done so far today is green pancakes. I need to do something more after school. I think a scavenger hunt is now on the agenda! Thank you!

The Dutch Sisters said...

I just have to tell you how much I love your blog and great ideas! Those peppermint cupcakes are a favorite at our house and I'll definitely be making them today! Thanks for all of your hard work.

Melissa said...

I did a scavenger hunt after school! Thanks for the idea. The girls loved it. :D

jayniemoon said...

You two are awesome. Fun ideas--would've been so good to read before the 17th so I could actually remember. I sent my daughter to school in pink and had to run down to school later to bring some green to wear! I was a lame ST. Patrick's mom this year--next year, next year!