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Spread the luck o’ the Irish this St. Patrick’s Day with a homemade shamrock stamp. Use it to decorate paper place mats, coasters, tablecloths, or anything else your little leprechauns wish to dress in green. May your Saturday be as green as can be!




TOOLS NEEDED:

  • Heart-shaped cookie cutter (2 1/2 inches wide and long)
  • Potato, cut in half
  • Paring knife
  • Green acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Press a heart-shaped cookie cutter (ours was 2 1/2 inches wide and long) into the cut face of a potato half.
  2. With the cutter still in place, use a paring knife to cut the potato from around the heart (a parent’s job).
  3. Remove the cutter, then dip the heart into green acrylic paint and press it onto the paper. Repeat to make two more leaves, then use a paintbrush to add a swish for the stem.

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Saint Patti’s Day is BIG in New York! Teachers love to play games with their kids at school, people fill the streets in strange green costumes and everything and anything is colored green. Why not add the fun to your school hometown, play with kids in the neighborhood or even just your own family at home! Read below for 3 fun games that are no cost or little cost at all!

Pin The Shamrock on the Leprechaun

Supplies:

Big picture of a Leprechaun
A green shamrock, for each child, with adhesive on back and their name on the front
Blindfold

How To Play:
Blindfold the player, spin ’em around and let them try to stick the shamrock where it’s supposed to go. Give a prize for the player that gets the closest.

Irish Hot Potato

Supplies:

Potato
Celtic or Irish Jig Music

How To Play:

Sit the children in a circle. Hand one child the potato. Explain to the children that when the music begins they will pass the potato to the person on their right. When the music stops whoever’s holding the potato scoots out of the circle and playing resumes.

This game also provides a great opportunity to discuss agriculture in Ireland. Perhaps they could pass while you talk and when you stop (every once in awhile) the person holding the potato has to recap what you said.

Gold, Gold, Who’s got the Gold

Supplies:

A large gold coin (or create our pot of gold craft).

How To Play:

A child is chosen to be the Leprechaun and hides her eyes as a gold coin is given to a child to hide in his lap or behind his back. The Leprechaun then has three chances to guess which child has their gold coin. (All children hide their hands in their laps/behind their backs like they have it.)

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St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and make it a fun way to squeeze in healthy snacks for your kids! Here is an after school snack idea that your kids will think looks cool and tastes good!

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No, I did not say that!

That’s the last time I build a leprechaun trap! Those little mischief makers made a big mess and I have to clean it up!”

– Miranda, age 6

Editor’s Note:
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Top ‘o the Mornin’! Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Even if you don’t get your ‘pot ‘o gold’ or see any leprechauns today, you can still capture their spirit with this Leprechaun Hat!

Not only are Leprechaun hats fun for kids to make, but they are also fun to wear— especially on St. Patrick’s day to exude Irish pride. Leprechaun hats can be made easily using green, black and yellow construction paper.

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Miranda is wearing “Botanical Garden” from the 2010 Fall / Winter Collection.

Have you ever built a leprechaun trap? This is our first attempt at creating one. It was an optional assignment for school and Miranda was excited to build one. We sat together and brainstormed some ideas. We knew that leprechaun liked shiny things, green things, shamrocks, and gold. We collected some items around the house and found:

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St Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. If you’re searching for festive and scrumptious desserts for your celebration to please both kids and adults, look no further.


St. Patrick’s Day Rice Krispies Treats

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 4 cups green mini-marshmallows (you may have to pick them out of a bag of pastel mini-marshmallows)
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies
  • 3-4 drops green food coloring


DIRECTIONS:

In large saucepan melt butter over low heat.  Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.  Add food coloring and rice krispies cereal. Stir until well coated. You can also add plain green M&Ms.

Using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Cool. Cut into 2-inch squares. Best if served the same day.

 

Easy GrasshopperBars

Chocolate drizzle and cool minty cream cheese frosting top indulgent chocolate bars. Yum!

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Makes: 36 bars

INGREDIENTS:

Bars

  • 1 pouch ( lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker double chocolate chunk cookie mix
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 egg  

Frosting

  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 pkg (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • ¼ teaspoons mint extract
  • 3 to 4 drops green food coloring

Glaze

  • 1 oz unsweetened baking chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon butter


DIRECTIONS:

1.  Heat over to 350°F. Spray bottom of 13×9-inch pan with cooking spray.

2.  In large bowl, stir all Bar ingredients until soft dough forms> Press into pan; bake 15 minutes. Cool about 10 minutes.

3. In large bowl, stir all Frosting ingredients until smooth. Spread over bars.

4. In small microwaveable bowl, microwave all Glaze ingredients on High for 30 seconds; stir until smooth. Drizzle over frosting. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until set. For bars, cut into 9 rows by 4 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.

source of Grasshopper Bars: http://www.bettycrocker.com/Recipes/

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