Mar 5, 2012

St. Patrick Day's Activities for Kids

* Make a green eggs and ham omelet for breakfast. Tell children St. Patrick's Day is associated with green because Ireland - the country St. Patrick preached in - is so very green because of all the rain it gets.

* Make rainbow cupcakes. Rainbows are associated with St. Patrick's Day because it rains a lot in Ireland - and therefore there are lots of rainbows, too. (Need to brush up on your rainbow science? Try this link. Now's also a good time to remind kids about why God made rainbows.)

* Make a rainbow - a science experiment.

* Teach children about the Trinity the same way St. Patrick did - through shamrocks. Click here for easy crafts that will help.

* Watch the Veggie Tales version of the story of St. Patrick.


* Make shamrock lacing cards.

* Sort or Graph Lucky Charms.

* Create a book about all things green.

* Make a snake. St. Patrick is said to have driven snakes out of Ireland; most historians believe snakes really represent paganism in this story. Make a snake shape from a paper chain, then use pens, crayons, and scraps of construction paper to make a face on the snake. Or make snake pops, a spiral snake, a snake cake, or a snake sandwich.

* Serve up green Mint Chocolate Chip cookies.

* Lay out strawberry slices, blueberries, kiwi pieces, pineapple chunks, and melon chunks into the shape of a rainbow. Place marshmallows, whipped cream, or whipped cream cheese at one end, for a cloud.

* Serve mini shamrock pizzas. Spread pizza sauce on half an English muffin or hamburger bun. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and cut out a green bell pepper and lay the pieces out to make a shamrock on the pizza. Toast until the cheese melts.

* Eat Rainbow Pudding.


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