Friday, March 13, 2009

St. Patrick's Day Ideas

My husband has some Irish in his blood, so I feel like I have to do at least a little something on St. Patrick’s Day. Here are a few ideas:

Fun with food coloring:

-Green milk (in a glass or in the milk with cereal)

-Green eggs, pancakes, and butter for breakfast

-Green macaroni & cheese with green grapes for lunch

-Add to the bathwater with some bubble bath for green bubbles (don’t worry, it won’t color your kids green)


St. Patrick’s Day Coloring Pages:

Hat & Pot of Gold Craft Project

You will need:

Piece of 8.5”x11” black or brown card stock or construction paper

Piece of 8.5”x11” green card stock or construction paper

Small square of yellow or gold card stock or construction paper

Glue stick and or stapler

Long piece of yarn

Gold wrapped candy, such as Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups or Rollos

Hole punch

Cut the paper into the following dimensions:

2 – 11” x 2 ½” strips of black/brown paper

5 ¼ x 5 ¾” green square – once square is cut then make an angled cut up each side create a trapezoid shape

2. ½ ” x 3” yellow/gold square

1 ¾” x 2 ½” black/brown square

Use the remaining piece of black/brown paper and sketch a pot and then cut out.Glue the green trapezoid “the hat” to one of the brown strips of paper. Then glue the yellow square to the green hat. Glue the brown square to the yellow square. Staple or glue the two brown strips together. Fit to your child’s head size and the staple the other sides of the strips together. Make to hole punches in the brown pot and then tie each end of the string through the holes. Glue the candy to the brown pot. Put the hat and the pot of gold necklace on your child and snap a fun picture! Have a Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

P.S. In case you are wondering (or your kids are wondering) what exactly is St. Patrick’s Day? Here’s a quick explanation:

It is an annual feast day which celebrates Saint Patrick (circa 385–461 AD), one of the patron saints of Ireland. Celebrations are generally themed around all things Irish and, by association, the color green. Both Christians and non-Christians celebrate the secular version of the holiday by wearing green, eating Irish food and/or green foods, imbibing Irish drink and attending parades. Source: Wikipedia


  1. Thanks for some great ideas for an exercise song list. I've about had it with mine. I'm interested to try vinegar. However you said it cleans all that if undiluted but you almost mentioned to fill up the bottle 2/3 with water. Won't that lessen it?

  2. Yes, it does lessen it so on areas that need a deeper clean - just use it undiluted.

  3. I always love to color, so does my kids:)
    Thanks for sharing your unique ideas. Patrick's Day is just another coloring page you can use for your little one:)