Tuesday, March 17, 2009


A few things to do today to clebrate the feast of St. Patrick:

* Read about St. Patrick here, here, or here.
* Find some teaching aids for the day here.
* Run over and look for St. Patrick's Day activity on the Leprechaun cam in Tipperary.
* Make some leprechaun traps to catch a leprechaun at your house!

* Color some St. Patrick's Day pages.
* Play leprechauns; have one child wear an Irish hat or green bow tie and hide a treasure (real or represented by a drawing) that the other children have to find. The finder gets to be the Leprechaun next.
* Have some corned beef and colcanon. Make some blarney stones for dessert.

* Go to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and hunt for the Leprechauns hiding in the dioramas. (If you live in the Denver area and can really do this, ask at the front desk for the cheat sheet!)

If you look reallly closely, you can spot the little guy in this section of a diorama...

(He's right around the middle, next to a tree.)

* Watch The Quiet Man.

* And a toast for the day:

Saint Patrick was a gentleman,

Who through strategy and stealth,

Drove all the snakes from Ireland,

Here’s a toasting to his health.

But not too many toastings

Lest you lose yourself and then

Forget the good Saint Patrick

And see all those snakes again.

'Beannachtam na Feile Padraig!'

Happy St. Patrick's Day, friends!


Sarah (JOT) said...

Many blessings to you and yours on this Feast day.

sailingbystarlight@hotmail.com said...

This is a Big day for my Dad's side of the family who is half Irish!
Thanks for posting all these great St Patricks Day links :0)

Bia said...

You inspired me . . . sure enough, "The Quiet Man" was on TMC tonight and I watched the entire thing.

Oh, and wasn't it grand?

Kim H. said...

I love how movies of the 50's always had priests in them. :) I so need to watch that movie one of these days.