|I can't remember if they're chasing Katina because she was the Leprechaun |
or because she forgot to wear green
I don't do a lot leading up to St. Patrick's Day in our house. March is more about basketball than anything else when you live in Kentucky. But I do try and do some fun things on the actual day of St. Patrick's day. I don't know what we'll be doing this year, but here are a few things I've done in past years.
Leprechaun kisses - Last year on the night before while the kids were sleeping, I took a small shamrock stamp and green ink and put a "leprechaun kiss" on their cheek. They thought it was quite fun to wake up with a stamp on their face. Maybe I'll do multiple stamps this year. I wonder how Maren would react to a face full of shamrocks that don't wash off right away. heehee. I also tried a trail of shamrock confetti as a leprechaun trail for the kids to follow when they woke up, but it ended up just being really messy to clean up afterward. Not worth it.
Rainbow Treasure Hunt - I took colored construction paper (one piece for each color of the rainbow), folded it in half, wrote activites they had to complete before finding the next color clue, and taped them up around the house. Some of the activities were fun or silly games, and some were chores (aren't I mean?) but at the end, they were led to a "pot of gold". I'm trying to remember what I had as a prize, but I can't. hmmm. I'm sure it was extremely clever.
Leprechaun Tag - Easy, fun game. One person is the leprechaun. Every one else tries to catch them. If you catch them you get to make a wish and then you are the leprechaun.
Gold Hunt - A couple of years ago I cut out a bunch of circles on my sizzix machine (remember those?), wrote numbers between 1 and 5 on them, hid them around the house, and had the kids hunt for gold. After they found it all, they had to add it up.
Other than that, I guess we just wear green and eat green food. I always thought the rainbow cakes were pretty. Maybe we'll do something like that this year.