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Top o’ the mornin’ to ya!

It’s that time of the year again when everything starts to turn green…the trees, the grass, and most importantly, the shamrocks. Yes, it’s almost St. Patty’s day again and it is a great time to have a little Irish fun with the family. My daughter’s favorite holiday is not St. Patrick’s Day, it’s Easter, because she loves to find eggs. She loves to find anything really. So why not bring a little of that explorer fun to this holiday by making a “Find the pot of gold” scavenger hunt? For the older kids, you can come up with some really funny, or poetic clues that get them having to think, and for the younger kids, you can do clues that have pictures on them so they know where to go next. Here are some links to printables that you can use:

http://spoonful.com/printables/st-patricks-day-treasure-hunt

http://www.happygoluckyblog.com/2011/03/st-patricks-day-scavenger-hunt.html

At the end of the scavenger hunt, think of filling a bucket with things that are gold and green such as gold coins, Andes mints, Rolos, or cold hard cash. Kids love cash. No, never mind, that’s the tooth fairy’s job. 🙂

Some other fun ideas for St. Patrick’s Day are to do something similar to the elf on the shelf and leave little green footprints someplace or glitter or something to make it look like a leprechaun visited. Just be aware that this can scare some kids so use your best judgment!

There are crafts galore to be found on Pinterest as well as fun activities and green foods to make with your kids. One of my favorites is this rainbow in a jar science activity:

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http://www.playdoughtoplato.com/2014/03/06/rainbow-jar-st-patricks-day/

There is an abundance of ways to make this holiday fun for your kids without having to go buy a bunch of stuff or load them up with too much sugar. I suggest you don’t go overboard though because then they are going to expect big things from you every year! 😉