Kid-friendly St. Patty's Day
The Modern Mama's boys, Constantine and Bobby
St. Patrick’s Day is quickly approaching! There are so many fun ways to celebrate this holiday with kids. Here are a few things that will be happening around my house this year.
The night before, Bobby and I will set out a trap for leprechauns. Who knows, we might catch one. When Bobby checks the trap, in lieu of a leprechaun, he may find a little surprise waiting for him – matchbox car or some green play-dough. Something fun!
The morning of St. Patty’s day, Bobby will enjoy a green breakfast. Spinach pancakes with milk that turns green. I’ll put a drop of green food coloring at the bottom of a glass. He’ll be amazed when I pour in the milk and watch as they marvel at how it is green.
Later in the day, we will go hunt for leprechauns. Little green leprechaun footprints in the yard will keep his attention. Where will the footprints lead? Well, the leprechauns will have left little bags of chocolate coins. After all, at Bobby’s house a holiday is synonymous with chocolate!
Of course, we’ll end the day with a festive meal of corned beef and soda bread.
That’s what we’re doing on St. Patty’s Day, what will you be doing? Feel free to weigh in the comments below.
Mary Piasta-Valluzzo is the ultimate Sonoma Modern Mama who loves exploring the town with her eldest son, Bobby and her brand new baby boy, Constantine Joseph. She writes blogs about anything and everything related to parenting young children, including at her own site here. She is also a board member of the Sonoma Valley Mothers Club, an organization that supports women with young children in everything from parenting to socializing. The club is open to all Sonoma moms. For more on the club, visit sonomamothersclub.org or call 996-9890.