Setting the Leprechaun Trap: A Toddler Friendly St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is quickly approaching! There are so many fun ways to celebrate this holiday with kids. Here are a few things that will be happening around my house this year.

The night before, we’ll set out a trap for leprechauns. Who knows, we might catch one. When we go to check it, maybe there will be a little surprise waiting for Bobby.  Last year, the leprechauns left matchbox cars and green playdough.  This year, who knows?

The morning of St. Patty’s day, Bobby will enjoy a green breakfast. Spinach pancakes with milk that turns green. I’ll put a drop of green food coloring at the bottom of a glass. He’ll be amazed when I pour in the milk.  It’s like magic!

Later in the day, we will go hunt for leprechauns. Little green leprechaun footprints in the yard will keep his attention. Where will the footprints lead? Well, the leprechauns will have left little bags of chocolate coins. After all at Bobby’s house a holiday is synonymous with chocolate!

Of course, we’ll end the day with a festive meal of corned beef and soda bread.

That’s what we’re doing on St. Patty’s Day, what will you be doing? I’d love to know~

Also published at: http://www.sonomanews.com/News-2012/Kid-friendly-St-Pattys-Day/

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