* 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!