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St. Patty’s Day 2014 March 29, 2014

Hello dear ones! One of my favorite holidays is Saint Patrick’s Day. I love the story of how Saint Patrick brought Christianity to Ireland. I love how he used the 3 leaf clover to explain the trinity.  I’ve got some great resources on last year’s post: https://amberdover.wordpress.com/2013/03/11/crafty-monday-st-patricks-day-celebration-with-the-homeschool-group/

I found cute St. Patty’s decor at the Dollar Tree, like the huge leprechaun on my door. My Mom got me a St. Patty’s purse for my birthday.  Mom and Michael put together a rainbow chain and I added the cloud. Our leprechaun from a couple years ago came out but he didn’t get caught in the trap this year. Last year, we had a fun leprechaun hunt: https://amberdover.wordpress.com/2013/03/25/my-family-rocks-sundaydates-with-our-son-hunting-for-leprechauns-pet-parade/

Michael and I wrote a limerick & put together a 3 leaf clover with the Trinity on it. We listened to Irish music and did a leprechaun jig. We had some amazing corned beef pies for lunch, along with green veggies and fruit.  For supper we had our traditional Irish beef stew (I couldn’t find lamb) and Irish soda bread. I added “leprechaun” brownies to the mix.

Do you have any St. Patty’s traditions? If so, please leave it in my comments. God bless & remember the High King lives! ~Amber Dover

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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