Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Think Green

Here are a few quick and easy ideas you can use for St. Patrick's Day that I'm sure the kids will enjoy (and us adults too, probably ;) I will be doing several of these with my kiddos.

A fun breakfast and pretty healthy! Kids always seem to eat better when the food is layed out in a fun design or shape.. have you noticed???

Do a craft.. here is a rainbow made out of different colored yarn. There are variations to this too, using colored streamers. Whatever you can find or have around the house.

If you want a quick gift, maybe for a teacher or friend? How about filling a jar with layers of skittles or M&M's in rainbow colors, and adding a gold candy at the bottom. Stick a cute ribbon or tag on it and you have a cute and yummy gift!

My kids love chocolate coins.. so I will probably grab some for them if I see any out at the store.

A good excuse for me to sport green nails! My very favorite color. The girls will probably want me to paint their nails, too. A welcome change from all the pink around here!

Make leprechaun footprints to add a bit of whimsy to your morning! I know a lot of little kids would love to wake up to seeing these... I think these are colored in with green sidewalk chalk.

Make a "pot of gold" for an afternoon snack. Whip up some jello cubes, and if you really want to get fancy, scoop out a lime and put the jello inside!

Another idea for a snack.. some good ol lucky charms cereal. ALL kids I know love that cereal! And if you want to top it off.. add some green food coloring to some milk. Maybe add in some striped green straws. And serve stuff on green plates.. I may or may not have already bought all of the above for my kids ;)

End the day with a St. Patrick's Day book. My kids love "The Old Lady" series. They have a book for just about every holiday and season out there.

Whatever you do, have fun! Holidays and special occasions are such a fun time to experiment and try cute little things for the kids. I have had so much fun doing things for mine! :)

1 comment:

  1. Cute ideas! I have a St. Patrick's Day baby so I could have fun with some of these.