Friday, March 21, 2014

St. Patrick's Day

Okay, so we don't have any Irish blood in us at all.

I have been trying to be a good mom and make every holiday FUN! So for St. Patrick's Day I planned lots of activities and lots of green food. We began the day by eating Shamrock shaped pancakes. I was going to make green eggs, too, but figured I would leave those for Dr. Seuss day. I even sent an all green lunch with Mark to school.

Dax made this leprechaun trap at preschool. It has been living in our house for a few days and the leprechaun has done a few crazy things, but on St. Patrick's Day that crazy leprechaun stole all the gold! He even busted out of the trap and left a trail of green so we knew which way he left.

Mark and Dax made Fruit Loop Rainbows, graphed how many Lucky Charms they had, and did a shamrock word search. Seth just ate the Fruit Loops and Lucky Charms! Once Dad came home, we ate our all green dinner: stuffed green peppers, green jello, green veggies, and a rainbow made of fruit. And of course, green Kool-aid!

After dinner, Randy gave a great lesson about how lucky we are--we listed all the blessings that we have including living with our family, having temples near by, being healthy, a living prophet to speak to us, and much more. It was a perfect lesson. We performed a science experiment for our activity--we made a Rainbow in a jar. We layered liquids of different densities. Mark and Dax loved it. We stirred it up at the end and some of the layers separated back out, but not all.

Finally, we had a fun treat to end our crazy day.

Dax made this leprechaun trap at preschool.

The leprechaun broke out, leaving a green trail behind.
All the coins were gone!

Did you know St. Patrick used the 3 leaves of the shamrock to teach about the Trinity?

Fun with Fruit (Loops)!

The nice thing about this green food is no food coloring.

Mom made a Twizzler rainbow with donut pot o' gold.

Dax's head fell off during the experiment.

We stirred it up, and the layers reseparated, but the food coloring didn't.

We are so luck to have 3 boys!

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