I’m no super mom but I dream of being one. I love all the creative ideas floating around with fun things to do for your kids on holidays, but the truth is, I tend to forget to actually do them. Am I alone?
Here’s a list of super easy and quick ways to do a little something extra special for St. Patrick’s Day this year:
1. Green Toilet Water
Add a little green food coloring to the toilet bowl before you call it a night, and blame it on those pesky leprechaun’s.
2. Green Breakfast
Or if you forget, do it for dinner. You get a second chance with this one. This is my husband and my oldest having green eggs and green milk. Endless options here…green milk in the cereal, green smoothie, green pancakes/waffles/french toast.
3. Lucky Charms
Get ’em hopped up on sugar cereal!
4. Free Printables
There is a plethora of free printable coloring pages and activity sheets on Pinterest.
5. Wear something silly & green
Pick up some St. Patty’s Day themed socks for each family member.
6. Make some art
Browse Pinterest for a bunch of easy art ideas you can do with your kids. I love this hand print version of a four-leaf clover. Precious!
7. Rainbow water
via happy hooligans
How cool is this? Just add a little food coloring to your ice-cube trays in rainbow colors to make this “rainbow water”. This would be a fun way to spice up dinner time.
8. Jazz up the lunchbox
via Bento Diva
You don’t have to go all out like this adorable bento box, but try to add some green or a shamrock sandwich to the old lunchbox. If you don’t have a shamrock cookie cutter, you can also cut out three small hearts to form the shamrock leaves, and add something else for the stem.
9. Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner
via Canadian Family
Make a traditional Irish meal of corned beef and cabbage. This recipe is easy peasy, you just put everything in the crock pot and get on with your day.
10. Green beer
Now pour yourself a green beer and kiss someone – Irish or not 🙂