Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!
One of my FAVORITE holidays growing up, our family traditions are still going strong; my mom emailed me this morning to let me know my younger siblings got their French Toast with Green Sprinkles and Green Juice (Kiwi? I forget exactly what goes in it!). Yum!
We also knew St. Patrick’s Day was the occasion for plenty of fun crafts, from top-hats to glitter-covered clovers. Try making a Celtic Cross, complete with intricate patterns, or find your own Blarney Stone while you learn about the historic castles of Ireland. There are step-by-step crafts online, and even unit studies for some favorite books—and then, what better occasion to try to pick up some Irish phrases, or visit a local Céilidh (Irish dance)? For older students, there’s plenty of fascinating information on Celtic Mythology, as well as the “Christianization” of Ireland online.
And of course, don’t neglect to share with the story (and legends) of Patrick!