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March 12th, 2012 at 5:00 am

Making St. Patrick’s Day Fun for the Kids

My kids always look forward to St. Patrick’s day because we have quite a tricky little leprechaun that comes and visits our house. When my youngest son was almost two, I started a tradition of dyeing our milk and toilet water green. Just a little green food coloring does the trick! The leprechaun also left a little treat at the breakfast table like a pair of St. Patty’s Day socks, a shamrock straw or a book about leprechauns. Just last year, when my oldest had just turned six and my youngest almost four they decided that they needed to catch this leprechaun so they built a trap.

They put some gold coins under the box that we had leftover from a pirate birthday party we had just held. The next morning the trap was down and they insisted we must have caught him. When I lifted the top it was empty and that tricky leprechaun had left again. They are already talking about the trap they want to make this year so he can’t do anything silly to our stuff.

Thanks to Pinterest, I have all kinds of things planned for this year. It is a Saturday so it makes it a little easier to do things due to more time in the morning for the kids. Here’s some of the ideas I am working on:

Feel free to check out my St. Patricks Pinterest Board for more ideas and while you are there be sure to stop by the Garanimals St. Patricks Day Pinterest Board. What fun child themed things do you have planned for St. Patricks Day?

Kim Ross also writes at  A Little Bit of This and That ~ The Adventures of a Stay at Home Mom.

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