Friday, February 18, 2011

St. Patrick's Day Countdown

My boys love doing countdowns so I came up with a little countdown for St. Patrick's Day that I think they will have a lot of fun with.

I found a Shamrock pattern on the Internet.  I used a variety of green patterned paper to use to cut my Shamrocks.
Each day starting on March 1st until the 17th I will hide a Shamrock somewhere and have my children find it.  Since they are young I will tell them which room I hid it in. Once they have found it we will hang it up somewhere around the house for decoration.  On the final day (St. Patty's Day) I plan on hiding some chocolate gold coins along with the Shamrock to help celebrate the holiday. 

P.S.  I didn't really know what the difference between a Shamrock and a Four-Leaf clover was so I looked it up.  Apparently, I should have cut out a Three-leaf clover to be true to the St. Patty's Day tradition.  If you are looking for luck on an average day, a Four-Leaf clover is more appropriate.  You learn something every day!


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3 comments:

Lindsay said...

What a great idea!! I love St. Patrick's day and I am going to have to come up with something like this to do with my son!

Elle Belles Bows said...

Great idea! FUN!! Stopping by from SHow and Tell. Kerri

Shauna said...

Fun idea! My little ones love doing countdowns to lead up to holidays. How fun, thanks for sharing!