Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Mischievous Leprechaun Strikes Again

Happy St. Patricks Day!  Our home was struck again by the Wee Folk on this greenest of days...

Shamrocks made a path from the boys' room to the kitchen.

Bowls were sprinkled with green sugar.

Some new St. Patrick's Day activities were on the table, ready to explore.

Milk was mysteriously colored green.

The Trix contained an extra trick of their own:  all of the non-green pieces mysteriously disappeared...

Pancakes turned green.

We had the traditional corned beef and cabbage for Sunday dinner, so we went for a different kind of green dinner.

We had these green enchiladas for dinner, and Mint Brownies for dessert.  Yum! We tried a new brownie recipe.  It was good, but I still think this one is the best. 

We listened to our favorite Irish band, U2.

It was a lucky day!

Here's a little list of the activities for the kids and where I found them, if applicable:

Sensory Tub
I filled a plastic shoe box with dried split peas, added a few spoons and cups and a scoop, then hid some gold coins in the peas.  The boys loved searching for the leprechaun gold.  I plan on using some of the peas to make some of these for next year.  (Didn't get to that project soon enough...)

Shamrock Game
I found this game at Making Learning Fun.  We used Skittles (because they are the rainbow candy) to cover up the card.  I wasn't feeling up to picking out only the green ones.

Leprechaun's Favorite Color
This little book was on Making Learning Fun as well.  I love the little "trick" ending!  We used gold paint to make the coins on the last page.

Shamrock Sort
We used the shamrocks that made our path to sort and put in size order.

Hope your day was full of fun and lots of good luck!

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