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Monday, March 15, 2010

A Fun Plan For Kids on St. Patrick's Day

Last year we had some fun with St. Patrick's Day. I have my coins in the cupboard ready to go again this year!
Last year my children woke to a pretend visit from Leprechaun's!!!! They left gold coins in their shoes and around the house!

These are naughty Leprechaun's - they tipped over my picture frames on the way to the breakfast table! And they tipped the kid's chairs at the table!

BUT they left a yummy breakfast!!!!!

Have a Happy St. Patrick's Day and no, we aren't Irish and we don't really celebrate this holiday - I just felt like doing something fun and creative to make the kids smile on this day!

I told them the history of St. Patrick and the tradition of Leprechaun's with a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow - I warned them that these "pretend" Leprechaun's might visit while they were sleeping! My daughter said "I know it's you mommy being the Leprechaun." And I just smiled. Though I don't wish to lie to her - I know her imagination is running wild! The giggles of glee in the morning will be worth the effort.
Psalm 127 says "Children are a reward from God." Take the time today to enjoy your children. Take the time to be fun loving and creative. Go out of your way to make your children smile. Be sure they know they are special and loved.

Walk with the King!


Blogger The Fox Den said...


March 17, 2009 at 10:40 AM  
Blogger Kristi said...

fun!! I'm sure it was a hit!

March 17, 2009 at 12:18 PM  
Blogger Stacie said...

What a great idea! Traditions like these are the ones that your children will always remember. I am sure they were very happy to see what little treasures were left for them.

March 17, 2009 at 2:36 PM  
Blogger Courtney said...

It was a hit! The kids laughed so hard when they saw their chairs tipped and then found the gold coins everywhere! It was a happy morning! That's the way I like to start a day - with smiley kids!

March 17, 2009 at 3:50 PM  
Anonymous The Real Gal said...

Courtney, how unique and cute. I am sure it was great and fun for all. Thanks for sharing! Blessings!

March 17, 2009 at 6:19 PM  
Blogger { Kiddos and K9s } said...

oh man! that's SO cute...

March 22, 2009 at 8:23 AM  
Blogger becca said...

Also St. Patrick is a neat story of missionary perseverance.

"St. Patrick (389-460 AD), missionary to Ireland, is a Christian that all can be proud of, Catholic and Protestant alike. We celebrate his martyrdom on March 17 each year. This section is dedicated to his memory and his spirit of Christ-centered determination to see the knowledge of Christ prevail over the pagan strongholds of his day."

March 15, 2010 at 10:46 PM  
Blogger Cyrena said...

Courtney - thanks for posting this! I can't wait to do it! Also thanks for the verse! Had a rough day with my 8 year old this morning! It helped putting it into perspective!!
Cyrena Simms Schlaupitz

March 16, 2010 at 7:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That sounds like a lot of fun! Great imagination time! I may do a few of these for the kids!
You could also use this time to let them know that St. Patrick was the first missionary to take the word of Christ to Ireland and the many great things God did thru him and the journeys he endured.

March 16, 2010 at 8:48 AM  
Blogger The Real Me Underneath It All said...

I use green food coloring in my kids milk and make shamrock shaped pancakes. I also serve them green grapes and green apples. They love it! I never thought about serving Lucky Charms too! I use food coloring for every holiday. It is fun and the kids can't wait to see what color the food is dyed LOL!

March 16, 2010 at 8:54 AM  
Blogger Ann said...

How fun that the leprechauns were so silly at your house! We hosted neighborhood kids for "Leprechaun Lunch" one year with an all green menu (remember green ketchup?),the kids cut leprechaun ears for themselves from green paper, and we tie-dyed shirts with green dye. Some of the kids still have those shirts and they are teens now!

March 16, 2010 at 10:10 AM  
Anonymous Julie@comehaveapeace said...

Looks like a lot of fun :)

March 16, 2010 at 8:37 PM  
Anonymous Christina said...

Love it! We do something similar. I also add a few drops of green food coloring to the toilets. My son loves it. :-)

March 14, 2011 at 8:44 PM  
Anonymous Michelle Paul said...

Courtney this is such a great idea...but I got to either find some sugar-free gold coins or substitute with some other idea...this is simply cute and would brighten up there day! Grace was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes the week before Thanksgiving this past yr and Holidays just have not been the same but we are learning not to make fodd and treats the focal point but it is very hard to do!!! Again...Love the idea!!!

March 14, 2011 at 8:47 PM  
Blogger Becki said...

Love these ideas! I'll be shopping for gold coins tomorrow. ;)

March 14, 2011 at 8:49 PM  
Blogger kimmya said...

I totally remember you doing this before and thought of it this year when I was at the store.I have my coins, green leprachan hat, and green light up necklace ready to go with her all green outfit. She's going to loove it! Thanks for the idea!

March 14, 2011 at 9:04 PM  
Blogger proverbs31heart said...

What a great (and fun) way to celebrate! Happy St. Patty's Day! :)

March 14, 2011 at 10:41 PM  
Anonymous Crowned with Joy said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas!

March 15, 2011 at 12:16 AM  
Blogger wenbrunner said...

Here's a link to my friend Angie Mosteller's website. It's a marvelous resource for Christian, Amercan families. She's a lover of HIstory and Christ and a home schooling mom. Check it out and maybe you'll find some fun things to do and neat info to share with the children this year about St. Patrick!

Wendy Brunner

March 15, 2011 at 12:21 AM  
Blogger Mary Joy said...

Michelle Paul,

There are plastic coins out there. We use them instead in our house because we don't like what sugar does to our kiddos...and they are just fun to play with for months after the holiday...hope that helps!

Building Home with Him,

Mary Joy

March 15, 2011 at 2:46 PM  

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