To catch a leprechaun
The first few weeks of March were exciting in my house when I was a child. They found my sister and I giggling – wondering what mishief Patrick and Aaron would get into.
Who were Patrick and Aaron?
Patrick was my leprechaun and Aaron was my sister’s. We never saw them, but they visited every year on March 17th while we were at school or otherwise occupied. They turned the furniture upside down in our rooms. They managed to outsmart our leprechaun traps. They left us notes signed with cute little footprints…and chocolate gold coins. In short, they made St. Patrick’s day REALLY REALLY fun and March 1-16 full of preparation, kiddo strategizing and anticipation.
I can’t wait to duplicate this fun St. Patty’s day experience for my daughter Gioia. She is still too young to fully enjoy it this year (and probably next year) but I thought I’d share some of these goodies with all of you!
Building anticipation with your kiddos:
Build a leprechaun trap. Click here for one “how to” website.
Read leprechaun stories. Amazon has a great selection. Click here for a short list.
For Mom: Making St. Patty’s Day a day to remember:
Use a doll and dip her feet in washable green paint and put little green foot prints all over their tables…
Turn chairs and furniture over
Scatter belongings and green glitter
Leave a treasure map and bury (or hide) a black box or treasure chest that is filled with green and/or gold things!
Leave a personalized note from your kiddos very own leprechaun that will visit year after year…