In this post: St. Patty’s food, scavenger hunt, decor, lapbook, and craft.
Hello dear ones! Here’s how we celebrated Saint Patrick’s day this year.
- As you can see from above, we brought out our usual St. Patty’s decor. I let Michael set things up because I felt like I was going into labor that day (false alarm). You can see our family leprechaun and trap. We had Lucky Charms ready for breakfast, a book about St. Patty’s story, and this year an indepth St. Patrick’s Day lapbook.
You can find the lapbook here:http://www.currclick.com/product/1055/Saint-Patricks-Day-Lapbook
It has Catholic principles in it. We are not Catholic but we had an interesting conversation about praying to saints etc and what a Biblical saint is compared to the process of becoming a Catholic saint. As protestants, we don’t believe in praying to saints or talking to them at all. Also, we believe all Christians are saints and in the process of being sanctified. Anywho, the lapbook had great info about Ireland and we even learned some Gaelic. We talked about the symbols of St. Patty’s and how it’s celebrated in different places.
Even the dogs got festive! Here’s Annabelle :).
- Michael made this rainbow chain with a pot of gold at the end.
- That morning, Michael had a St. Patty’s placemat with activities on it. I got this free printable from: http://www.thedatingdivas.com/holidays/st-patricks-day/top-of-the-morning-to-you-printable-placemats/
- Chris and Michael did this St. Patty’s Scavenger hunt that I got from The Dating Divas. I set up clues around the house. Each clue bag had an activity that had to be completed before they could move on to the next clue. They were simple but fun. Examples: Don’t Eat Pete (leprechaun version with Skittles), figure out your leprechaun name, and find all the gold pieces.
Scavenger hunt printables here: http://www.thedatingdivas.com/holidays/st-patricks-day/st-pattys-scavenger-hunt/
- Lastly, we ate our traditional Irish foods: Irish stew (beef instead of lamb) and Irish Soda Bread. Chris made the stew while Michael and I baked the bread. This has to be my favorite bread.
Recipes here: http://pocketchangegourmet.com/irish-soda-bread-recipe/
And I leave you with my 36 weeks pics (I’m actually about 38 weeks prego now. We’re praying that the baby comes soon though because he’s already bigger than Michael was at birth).
God bless & remember the High King Lives! ~Amber Dover
St. Patty’s on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/doverette/st-patrick-s-day/
St. Patty’s past on my blog:
Trinity lesson/craft & big party with tons of Irish recipes~
String maze, Shamrock punch, & peg dolls~
Leprechaun trap & t-shirt art~
St. Patty’s decor~