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The High King Lives

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patrick’s day everyone! Me and little one started our celebrations a day early. He’s having some daddy time with our church today. They’re doing archery or something boyish. Anywho, so yesterday the leprechauns got a hold or our house and went CRAZY!

They left a mess of an obstacle course in the living room.

There was treasure at the end. I got the Irish Peg doll idea from Pink and Green Mama’s blog

Look at Michael’s face! 🙂

The leprechauns also left a big rainbow right in our kitchen! (Michael knows I”m the leprechaun lol)

http://mustardseeds.typepad.com/my_weblog/2010/03/tutorial-paper-chain-rainbow.html

He was so excited when he woke up. We enjoyed Lucky Charms while doing school.

We topped it off with Leprechaun punch: Sprite and Lime Sherbert

Michael enjoyed the obstacle course….

There’s a snake because the legend goes that St. Patrick drove out the snakes from Ireland. So Michael got rid of the snake & claimed the prize.

Well, the Leprechaun Obstacle course had to come down before the hubby got home. It wasn’t very adult friendly lol. I did send my hubby away with some love: a Shamrock sandwich made from a cookie cutter

I also made some No Bake Thin Mint Truffles: http://www.sixsistersstuff.com/2012/01/no-bake-thin-mint-cookie-truffles.html

They’re not the prettiest but they taste good. It is alot of mint at once so I suggest you make several small ones. We learned all the St Patrick facts with activity packets from http://www.enchantedlearning.com  I have a membership & it really helps supplement our homeschool curriculums.

We also made a rainbow out of fruit loops with some leprechaun confetti

I really enjoy this holiday. There are arguments about whether St. Patrick was really Catholic or Protestant but most people do agree that St. Patrick brought Christianity to Ireland and played a big part in converting the druids. It is said he used the shamrock to teach people about the trinity. Last year we made this trinity craft from:

http://www.thatartistwoman.org/2011/03/shamrock.html

We made a rainbow cake last year & we had a paper rainbow

we also had a shamrock hunt last year

Last year, we listened to St. Patrick a heart afire : http://www.whitsend.org/en/albums/31-days-to-remember/394-saint-patrick-a-heart-a-fire-1-of-2.aspx

St. Patrick’s day has nothing to do with drinking and trying not to get pinched. St. Patrick was all about freeing people from spiritual bondage. I hope you enjoy your day and maybe you can benefit from these ideas 🙂

God bless and remember The High King Lives! ~Amber Dover

 

5 Responses to “Happy St. Patrick’s Day!”

  1. nikky44 Says:

    Happy St. Patrick’s day! Nice photos!

  2. amberdover Says:

    Reblogged this on amberdover and commented:

    Happy St. Patty’s Day! Well, in ten minutes. Here’s a post from three years ago. Also here’s a link to my favorite St. Patty’s party: https://amberdover.wordpress.com/2013/03/11/crafty-monday-st-patricks-day-celebration-with-the-homeschool-group/ God bless & remember the High King lives! ~Amber Dover


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