Wednesday is St. Patrick’s Day. Normally, I would have said “So, what?” I’m not Irish, I don’t look good in green, and I was never very much into hanging out in a bar all day and getting blasted in the name of a Saint. However, slowly there seems to be a clever Leprechaun in charge of PR for the Holiday who has been building awareness of the fun you can have on this day with your kids. So, now I’m into it … for the kids. I’m still not Irish, wearing green or getting blasted in the middle of the work week.
Kids, at least my kids, seem to love the idea of the tiny, green being tricksters. You can have a lot of family fun and be really creative with the idea that leprechauns playing tricks on kids. At my daughter’s day care a few years ago, her very clever day care teacher decided to have the kids decorate the room for St. Patrick’s Day. When they came back the next morning, the “Leprechaun” had played a trick on them and shrunken all of the decorations to a tiny size. A year later, on St. Patrick’s Day, the kids found the Leprechaun’s pants, coat and underwear in the sandbox. In first grade, her class made “traps” or little houses to catch the Leprechaun. However, “he” was too clever and replaced all of their traps with green hats.
Here are some other cool ideas to have fun with the kids on Wednesday.
Scavenger Hunt to look for Gold
Printable Download – Clues for a Scavenger Hunt
Fill the kids shoes with Chocolate Gold Coins
Have fun! If you make a leprechaun trap, send us a photo. We’d love to post it.