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Sunday, March 15, 2009

All About the Legends of St. Patrick's Day - and Some Crafts Too!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!There's an ebook called About Saint Patrick and Saint Patrick's Day. It's free to download and print out (although you'll have to joint the site where the book is hosted (scridb.com), which is also free.

It's a nice review of the holiday, compiled from information found from all over, and put into one small package with longer historical text interspersed with kid-friendly snippets (like did you know there's a tradition that schoolmates pinch those who don't wear green to school on St. Paddy's day?). I won't tell my kids about that one!

After you read about the Blarney Stone, why not make one yourself? All you need is a stone and some paint, and you've got a paperweight memory of time well spent with your child.

If you're looking for more activities, Education World has lots of ideas, like making leprechaun traps (with paths of gold dust) and leprechaun planters with hair. You can also see how to easily make handprint rainbows from construction paper -- and this can be something for the whole family to do or just a bunch of wee friends.

I'm off to make green Jell-O now (we ate all the rainbow cups already)!

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