Here’s an activity your kids will have fun making at home. All you need is a box of Froot Loops, some gold chocolate coins or Hershey’s Kisses with almonds and a paper cut out in the shape of a pot. You can trace the rainbow with colored markers and have your child match the Froot Loops with the color. For younger children, you may want to help them sort the colors first.
Want to be lucky this St. Patrick’s Day? Follow this advice:
1. Find (or make) a four-leaf clover.
St. Patrick used the shamrock leaf to symbolize the Trinity, and today many people wear a shamrock to commemorate Saint Patrick’s Day.
2. Wear green (so you don’t get pinched).
Green is also the color of spring, the shamrock and is connected with hope and nature.
3. Kiss the blarney stone.
Blarney Castle is located in County Cork, Ireland. The Blarney stone is located in the southern tower wall between the main castle wall and the parapet. In order to kiss the stone one has to lie on their back and bend backward (and downward), holding iron bars for support. It is said that the Blarney stone has magical properties.
4. Catch a Leprechaun if you can.
Be careful! Do not take your eyes off him for if you do he will surely vanish and your hopes of finding his treasure will vanish with him.
In honor of the festivities, we leave you with this Irish blessing: May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow and may trouble avoid you wherever you go!