Legend says that the fourth leaf on a four-leaf clover stands for luck. It also says that every leprechaun has a pot of gold. May the "luck of the Irish" be with you in your search for treasure!
Shamrock and lucky clovers: Head to the park or the backyard and search for shamrocks. Bring along a snack to quell the hungry explorers. We suggest shamrock green peppers, leprechaun logs (celery filled with cream cheese and sprinkles with parsley), Irish flag kebabs (pepper, cauliflower and carrots on a toothpick) or veggie rainbow wraps.
Looking for gold, indoors: Dust a bit of gold onto green pompoms and put your preschooler on the trail treasure.
Where's the pot 'o gold: Send the kids on a treasure hunt for that elusive pot 'o gold. Share the lucky leprechaun's secret map to his treasure chest, complete with the clues leading to the prize.
Play "I Spy with My Little Eye" something that is green. If you're out driving, have a contest and see who can find the most green shapes.
On Saint Patrick's Day, it seems there's a wee bit o' the Irish in most of us. Celebrate the day with the Irish-inspired treats.
Melt a package of green chocolate discs in a double boiler or in the microwaves. Dip mini pretzels into the chocolate. Arrange on wax paper in groups of three to resemble a shamrock. Cool and share.
Make lime jello "jigglers." Instead of cutting into squares, cut into shamrocks.
Other ideas for green food:
Line a six-muffin tin with rainbow colored paper wrappers. Then fill each cup with a corresponding fruit or vegetable.
You can use these ideas for each color of the rainbow:
Host a Saint Patrick's Day feast with Corned Beef and Cabbage, Irish soda bread, and a plate of shamrock cookies.
Whether you'll be wearin' the green, following a rainbow to find hidden gold, or cooking up a feast, we'd like to hear your plans for Saint Patrick’s Day. Share your bit o' Irish lore!
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