I've never celebrated St. Partick's Day more than wearing a little green. But now, I think it's one of my favorite holidays!
Harvey and I both wore green today, and although Rylie wouldn't wear a green shirt, I talked her into wearing a shirt with some rainbows on it. Close enough.
I told her that leperchauns were pretty tricky and to watch out for any tricks they were going to play on us. For lunch we had Spongebob mac and cheese, and after I added all the ingredients, Rylie got to stir. I snuck in some green food coloring and as she stirred it turned green! At first she thought it was because of the Spongebob version, and made me try it first. Then I offered her some milk... I put a couple drops of green food coloring in the bottom of her glass, and then poured the milk - it turned green in the cup right before her eyes.
"Oh! Those tricky little leperchauns!" she said. It was great!
We made lime Jell-O jigglers, and I tricked her sisters by switching pistachio pudding into the Vanilla box. They were shocked when they added the milk.
We also made a shamrock toast using English muffins, cheese and green peppers. The girls weren't so sure about the peppers.
I found a really cute idea too late:
If you leave an empty treasure chest out the night before, the Leperchauns have to fill it with treasure, so next year I'll help them (or Harvey) decorate a shoebox like a treasure chest then fill it with chocolate coins and Rollos. So cute!
Here were some other great ideas:
Breakfast: Lucky Charms or green eggs and ham
Green apples, kiwi, lime jell-o, pickles, green grapes, celery, green beans, pistachio pudding
Gold Cookies: Ritz with PB inside, dip in melted butterscotch chips.
Pot of Gold: Lemon jell-o jigglers piled up in a bowl!
Dinner: Coat the inside of crockpot with green food coloring, add any cream based soup, let the kids stir...
Drink: Lime sherbet with sprite
"Can You Let Go of the Leperchaun's Gold": click here for the instructions
Legend says a leprechaun can't lie, but he can be very tricky -- just like this St. Patrick's Day challenge. Can you let his gold slip through your fingers?
Tiny Treasure Hunt: click here
Leperchaun's Jig: play irish music then have the kids freeze when stopped