Eat Healthy

Shake Your Shamrock

Here are some ideas to keep you and your leprechauns healthy on St. Patrick’s Day!

  • patrickStart the morning with green eggs!  Thaw some frozen spinach, puree it and mix it into your scrambled eggs before cooking.
  • Play a special game of tag where all the little leprechauns get one gold coin to carry, and one child tries to tag the leprechauns, who must then surrender their gold.  The leprechauns can get a new coin from the pot of gold at one end of the room. Play for 5 minutes and then count up how many coins were collected.  Then switch taggers.
  • Have the children find different colored objects around the house to make their own rainbows!
  • Learn your first Irish dance steps and then practice while watching a Riverdance video!
  • Make leprechaun sandwiches for lunch with thin slices of cucumbers and cream cheese in between. 
  • Make a rainbow out of fruits and vegetables in your kitchen.
  • Plant some seeds (beans, peas, or herbs work well indoors) in a cup to grow something green!
  • Try to let go of sticky Irish gold with this game that teaches about the anatomy of the hand.
  • Make an outline of a rainbow on a white piece of paper – and have the children write names of fruits and vegetables of each appropriate color on each stripe.  (Strawberries, tangerines, bananas…)
  • Have the family dress in green and have your own parade around the house.  If you have a pedometer, count how many times around the living room will make 500 steps or a 1/4 mile.
  • Go here for more healthy recipes for your dinner!

May the Luck of the Irish be with you!

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