Family legend has it that when my mother was in the hospital in labor with me, she could look out of her window and see the spires of St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Supposedly she named me after that saint upon a successful delivery… 🙂
Whether or not that’s true, I’ve always enjoyed this little holiday! Coming a bit after the post-Christmas-blues and grey-winter-doldrum seasons, to me, the bright green color associated with it has always been a harbinger of spring and all things colorful and warm. 🙂
So I thought I’d share my St. Patrick’s Day excitement with you by putting together a collection of some fun foods and activities to celebrate with your family next week!
Did You Know?
Here’s a fun and interesting video on the origins of this holiday!
Whether or not you’re Irish, or Catholic, there’s much fun and learning to be had celebrating this month!
30 St Patrick’s Day deserts from DIY Budget Girl
Minty Shamrock Cheeseball from Juggling Act Mama
Shamrock Pretzels from Christianity Cove
TipJunkie offers 15 Delicious Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day
The Irish Soda Bread that I’ll be making is found at Eat Cake for Dinner
St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect opportunity to do a brief Unit Study. You can include whipping up an Irish meal (math/home ec), reading up on the story of Irish immigration and the great potato famine (history), learning about colors or making a potato battery (Science), writing out an Irish Blessing in calligraphy (art), watching a video on Irish stepdancing – or learning a few steps (dance), and tracing St. Patrick’s journey on a map of Ireland (geography). Bright Ideas Press’ Wondermaps are a great resource for any map work you might like to do…
Fun Activities for the Little Ones
FREE printables from Juggling Act Mama
Snack and Lesson on the Trinity from Christianity Cove
Awesome Craft-Becomes-Decoration idea from Fun With a Message
Also from Fun With a Message – a St. Patrick’s Day Plan: everything from snacks to fun and games to decor to food…
21 Fast and Easy St. Patrick’s Day kids’ crafts, from NEPA Mom
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Love these cute Magix Leprechaun Rocks from Tiffany at SimplyKnowlegeHomeschool!
Printables to decorate with from The Organized Dream
Martha (as in Stewart) shares a “everything you want to know about St Patrick’s Day” on her site
But I realize some of us aren’t the crafty type, so don’t forget:
And the ever-popular Oriental Trading Company!
Oh, and do stop by our St. Patrick’s Day pin! Has all the links on this page…and more! 🙂
Now I’ll be leavin’ you with this beautiful Irish blessing…hope you enjoy the day!
Do you have any favorite resources or traditions that your family enjoys to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Be sure to leave a comment and let us know your plans for the day :-)!
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