Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Feeling a little LUCKY?

I really don't get what all the hype is about St. Patrick's Day! Darren and I always laugh when March 17th rolls around. I think people just look for an excuse to drink beer.... AND green beer at that. I can see why the Irish celebrate it (if they believe the story behind it), but why everyone else? LOL! I do, however, love the color green and I think, minus those weird looking leprechauns, that the "holiday" does have some fun decor. So... today, we conformed, I guess, and did a little St. Patrick's Day art/game. Now, I am NOT saying that we personally celebrated the holiday. Instead, I used some of the themes (ie. rainbow, luck, charms) and taught the kids what I thought was of importance.

He is lucky and charming! Oh, I forgot, handsome too. Although in one of the posted pictures, he does look a lil like a leprechaun. A cute one though.

Haha. Go ahead.... laugh or roll your eyes. Maybe even think... "She needs a job!" LOL! But these little boogers are my job and I try to make my job fun. I DID go as far as dressing them up in green for the moment. Jax had this hand me down shirt from bro-bro and Lilah sported her 4 leaf clover earrings from grandnee.
Feeling Lucky? First up, we played a game using lucky charm cereal and an awesome printable (which I LOVE), already designed for me!!!

"Lucky Dog" has found a ton of 4 leaf clovers. He would like you to use your lucky charm (cereal) to match the number that your mommy calls out to you!!! The twins did REALLY well finding all 20 numbers, except for #2, #5, #12, and #15. Self-explanatory and totally understandable. I was impressed. They were loosing interest fast by the time we reached the teens. I even caught them "cheating" to speed up the process, so they could eat the marshmallows quicker.
Lilah went right to the first number, 6.
"Jaaaaaaax! You're supposed to be using them as game pieces, not eating them!"
"OH!!!!!!!!"
A finished game board. At the end of the game, the prize is... you get to eat the marshmallows.

After our game/snack, we had art!

Supplies needed:
1. Paper plates
2. Paint
3. String
4. Paint Brushes
5. Cotton Balls
6. Coins or handmade circles to represent coins.
"We are ready mom!!!!"

I used this opportunity to teach the kids about the rainbow and how it was God's promise to never flood the earth!

"I establish my convenant with you, that never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of the flood, and never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth." ~ Genesis 9:11