Having a green St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

“May the Irish hills caress you.
May her lakes and rivers bless you.
May the luck of the Irish enfold you.
May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.”

St. Patrick’s Day is the day of green, so why not take that other meaning of green into account? There are so many fun ways you can celebrate this green holiday with, and without, your kids.

Ireland

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Celebrate Ireland through one of its time-honored traditions that children can easily participate. Irish storytelling, dancing, and music are all wonderful ways to engage children in Irish culture and are simply fun!

Green Beer

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It is hard to separate holidays with food and St. Patrick’s Day is no exception. From making green food to green drinks, you can have a lot of fun with a holiday associated with green!

The Secret of Roan InishOr if you are in a mood for relaxing with a movie, one of my favorites is The Secret of Roan Inish.

Just be sure to check out commonsensemedia.org to determine if it is age appropriate for your own children. They always give a good diea about the content and why it is given a certain rating so you can decide for yourself. I also like that they give ideas of what kinds of questions you can discuss after watching the movie.

Then after the kids are in bed, relax with your green beer and some lovely music from Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold (he released a new EP for free called Three Songs that I was going to link to, but can’t find a working link now, sorry)… but the video above is my favorite of the three and is perfect for today.

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