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March 13th, 2013 at 5:00 am

St. Patrick’s Day Activities

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St. Patrick’s Day is this weekend and we’re going green! This is an easy holiday to enjoy with your kids… you don’t have to worry about cooking for family or wrapping presents, so there’s no excuse not to celebrate (and you DON’T have to be Irish to do so)! Here are some great St. Patty’s day activities:

Plan a Leprechaun Visit

The leprechaun is the “mascot” of St. Patrick’s Day, so it’s fun to get kids excited about the mischief he causes during his “visit” to your house. Much like Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny, the Leprechaun often leaves evidence that he’s been at your house. Green food coloring in the toilet where he’s done his “business,” tiny little letters, chocolate gold coins left throughout the house (be careful of your pets eating them!), green footprints, “magic milk” and more. A leprechaun visit is always tons of fun!

Read a Holiday-Inspired Book

We recommend:

Make (and Eat) Some Green Treats

Family Craft Time (St. Patrick’s Style)

St. Patrick’s Day Treasure Hunt

Use cute limericks as clues to direct your kids and help them fine the hidden pot of gold!

There once was a little green guy,

Whose rainbow was high in the sky.

To find his gold,

Before he got old,

He looked where the sleeping dogs lie. 

(Next clue hidden in dog’s bed.)

You can use this St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt Guide as a reference.

What are your plans for St. Patrick’s Day?

Photo Credit: Rust & Sunshine

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December 5th, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Holiday Crafts – Christmas, Hannukah and Kwanzaa

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‘Tis the season for crafting! There are so many DIY projects that will make your holidays merry and bright…whether it be DIY wreaths and holiday décor, or fun crafts for your kids, enjoy your down time by creating something unique and special that you’ll remember for years to come.

Take the time to think about what the holidays really mean to you, and teach your kids all about your religious heritage in fun and enjoyable ways. Here are some of our favorites for both parents and children:

FOR PARENTS:

Christmas:

Hannukah:

Kwanzaa:

FOR KIDS:

Christmas:

Hannukah:

Kwanzaa

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