Saturday, March 5, 2011

Looking for My Pot of Gold

St. Patrick's Day is coming and it just happens to land smack dab in the middle of our March Break... so today I am putting together a plan to keep all the kiddies busy and buzzing.

What to eat?
Shamrock Pancakes
These pancakes were EXTREMELY simple to make. Just dab a little food colouring into the batter, then drop three spoon fulls close to each other to cook. 
Some extra "NATURALLY" green foods:
  • green grapes
  • spinach
  • lettuce
  • peas (pods too)
  • beans
  • honeydew melon
  • green apple
  • cucumber
  • okra
  • limes
  • sprouts
  • celery
  • broccoli
  • avocado
  • asparagus
  • olives and pickles

Extra fun with Food

Green Peppers- If you cut a green pepper the right way it makes a perfect shamrock stamper.
Green Eggs and Ham - Scrambled eggs can be green with a little fresh herbs or a drop of food colouring. You can always hard boil the eggs and dye them green eggs like Easter eggs (this can also be done with food colouring). Don't forget to read the book.
Green Food Sampler - cut up a variety of green foods and serve them in a divided tray, muffin pan or even a group of cups.

there is always.... Mint Ice cream and Lime Jello .... need I say more?

What can we make?

Here are a few links to crafty things I have found that I think the kids would LOVE to make:


What else can we do?

Hunt for Gold

We are going to have a  scavenger hunt... to "find the pot of gold" 

I picked this plastic cauldron up at a dollar store. It is perfect for a pot of gold (or at Halloween for witches brew). The pot could be filled with our snack for the day, whatever book we are going to read for story time or another SURPRISE.

Before we start I will plan out clues that lead the children all over the yard (or in the house if it is rainy). This is ALWAYS a hit so be prepared for encore requests.

4-Leaf Clover Hunt

Can you find the lucky one?
I "Podged" the container with green wrapping paper (left over from Christmas). I just ripped up little bits of the paper and layered it onto the container with white glue (use lots of glue to make it glossy). We cut out a tonne of three leaf clovers and a couple of four leaf clovers.

The kids get it out every year and dig for the "lucky one" and when we are all done it packs up in it's own little container.

Stay tuned, I am sure we will gather up some more Green fun....

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