St. Patrick’s Day is one of those holidays that doesn’t get adults super excited. Let’s be honest – there are no presents, no candy and we don’t get work off! However, for kids in school it is a whole different story. Every holiday is a reason for crafts, special treats and other activities. Ask your kids what their class is doing to celebrate and try to top it with activities at home. I found this great idea for a felt Leprechaun hat that will be sure to create some imaginative play – perhaps with chocolate coins being the end prize. Start by making the hat for the kids, and then let them make miniature versions for their Sprig Toys Adventure Guides. We would love to see some comments or posts on Facebook with photos of little Leprechauns steering the Dolphin Explorer Boat or Leprechaun Moto Racers!
Scavenger hunts would be a fun way to get kids moving and give them a chance to sport their Leprechaun hats around the neighborhood. Hide themed items like pots of gold, a box of Lucky Charms, or the Leprechaun Sprig Toys Adventure Guides inside and around the house and get ready, get set, GO find them!
If your kids are adventurous eaters it would be fun to include them in meal preparations with a festive feast of corned beef and cabbage. If not (I was not a fan as a child), then make green mashed potatoes with pureed spinach, green pasta or pistachio pudding so that a healthy meal feels fun. There are so many options for healthy green snacks as well that the kids could bring to school to eat in between the green cookies and candy they will likely be ingesting. Throw some sliced green apples in a bag or spinach tortillas cut into clover shapes.