Friday, March 19, 2010

How we celebrated...

St. Patrick's Day fell on my day for teaching the preschool. It was kind of fun coming up with a little "green" party for the kids. We started out by watching a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse where Pete the Leprechaun is hiding his pot of gold from Mickey and the gang. By the end of the show all four of the kids were singing, "Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue... don't forget there's Purple too! Rainbow colors for me and youuuuuu!"

We had green jello, green punch, and sour cream and onion flavored crackers (because they came in a green package) for snack time.

(Cute kids all in green!)

We made some green cookies too!

Keeping it nice and simple I just added green food coloring to one of those mixes where you just add an egg and some butter and have cookies in 20 minutes. Quick is good when entertaining young children...

And they still tasted great!

While the kids were downstairs playing for a little bit, the "leprechauns" came and left them each a little surprise, some dollar store bubbles and a green glow stick necklace.

They had so much fun hunting for the bags hidden around our front room. I love how such small and simple things can be so exciting to a three year old. That kind of unbridled joy just makes me happy.

I had to get a photo of Lila sporting a tiny pony with her holiday hair bow. She thought she was in trouble for getting into the pantry cupboard...

Once she realized I just wanted a picture she was all smiles.

Hope your St. Patrick's Day was as fun as ours!


Sarah said...

Lila's sad face picture made me laugh out loud! I love how excited kids are for everything too. It makes me feel like i'm doing something right :)