Celebrate St Patrick’s Day With Your Family

Spring is right around the corner. There may still be snow on the ground. Celebrate But let’s get ready for spring anyway and have a little fun with St. Patrick’s Day.

Then split each team in two and have each half stand at opposite ends of the room. Demonstrate the dance moves then start the game by calling out a dance move. Watch for behavior problems such as wetting the bed, separation anxiety, or needing their favorite blanket.

Pot of Gold Celebrate:

It isn’t St. Patrick’s Day without the Pot of Gold. You can get a small cauldron and spray paint rocks gold and place in the pot. Then you hide the pot of gold and your family can go on a treasure hunt.

Variation: Tell your children this story: “Two weeks ago a leprechaun “lost” all his gold around our house and yard, he left us this pot and a reward notice saying that if we could find all his gold and refill his pot, he would give us a reward.”

Leprechaun Relay Race:

What you need: Irish Music, or something similar and a CD player. How to Play: Before the game, collect a list of different dance steps. Divide the family into two teams. Then split each team in two and have each half stand at opposite ends of the room. Demonstrate the dance moves then start the game by calling out a dance move.

Changing them as often as you like. Have the fmaily members complete the dance moves while running from one end to the other, tagging the next opponent. The first team to finishes wins.

Green Cuisine:

Then split each team in two and have each half stand at opposite ends of the room. Demonstrate the dance moves then start the game by calling out a dance move. Watch for behavior problems such as wetting the bed, separation anxiety, or needing their favorite blanket.

Celebrate the Irish holiday with these fun little recipes:

1 lb. spinach fettuccine. Chop the basil leaves in a food processor. Add the walnuts and chopped garlic cloves. Process until finely ground. Slowly add olive oil. Pour in grated parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Mix and then set aside. Cook pasta, drain and toss with pesto. Top with more parmesan cheese.

Then split each team in two and have each half stand at opposite ends of the room. Demonstrate the dance moves then start the game by calling out a dance move. Watch for behavior problems such as wetting the bed, separation anxiety, or needing their favorite blanket.

Green Garlic Bread:

1 loaf French bread

6 tbsp. softened butter

1 tbsp. garlic salt

Green food coloring

Slice loaf lengthwise. Mix garlic salt, butter and green food coloring together. Spread over bread. Broil in oven for 3 minutes or until bread turns light brown.

Green Sherbet Celebrate:

Dish out sherbet and top with kiwi and grapes. Your family has survived a natural disaster but the trauma is not over it, not quite yet. Keep in mind that the children involved may not understand what just happened and will show signs of fear and anxiety.

Watch for behavior problems such as wetting the bed, separation anxiety, or needing their favorite blanket. Older kids could start to behave more aggressively or become withdrawn.

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