St. Patrick’s Day Counting Fun

Creative Wednesdays Saint Patrick’s Day is coming up making it the perfect time to make this easy counting game. A common symbol of the Irish holiday is the pot of gold protected by leprechauns at the end of rainbows. So we made this simple counting game of putting paper coins on a paper pot. You […]

Saint Patrick’s Day Necklace

Creative Projects Saint Patrick’s Day is March 17. In Irish mythology, a pot of gold is hidden at the end of a rainbow by a small member of the fairy family called the leprechaun. This is an easy rainbow colored necklace to make with the kids with a pot of gold at the center of […]

Saint Patrick’s Day Recipes

Cooking for Kids Kids don’t have to be Irish to enjoy celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day. Start the day by serving the kids some shamrock-shaped pancakes, rainbow toast, or Irish soda bread, and green milk. Use cookie cutters to make shamrock-shaped sandwiches for lunch. Serve corned beef and cabbage or Irish shepherd’s pie for dinner and […]

Follow the Leprechaun Footprints Game

Saint Patrick’s Day 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 leprechaun footprints. 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 […]

Delicious Coconut Candy – Irish Potatoes

Cooking With Kids With Saint Patrick’s Day coming up there’s no better time to try making these yummy candies, (not potatoes). They are given the name of Irish Potatoes because they are typically shaped and rolled in ground cinnamon to look like potatoes. We rolled them into little balls. You can make them into egg […]

Shamrock Pancakes

Cooking With Kids It is almost Saint Patrick’s Day. So make sure you have the ingredients you will need to make shamrock pancakes for the kids for breakfast on the holiday. You can use a box of pancake mix and green food coloring, but the children will have more fun measuring and mixing all the […]

Bell Pepper Shamrock Stamps

St. Patrick’s Day Project St. Patrick’s Day is coming up so there is no better time to start doing green crafts for the popular Irish holiday. The shamrock is known as a symbol of Ireland, with St. Patrick having used it as a metaphor for the Christian Trinity, according to legend. The four-leaf clover is […]

Irish Mulligan Stew

Cooking for Families Each year I cook corned beef, cabbage, and scones with the children I care for on St. Patrick’s Day. But this year I wanted to try a new Irish dish. This speedy stew simmers in less than an hour, is named for the Irish, and can be enjoyed all year round. Mulligan […]