We could all use a little luck o’ the Irish, so why not celebrate with shenanigans as a family? Try your luck with these 7 family fun ideas this March!
1. Coin Toss
Coin toss! Grab “gold coins” and a lucky hat from your local dollar or craft store to play. Take turns with your child tossing coins into the hat from different distances. Keep score by creating a tally mark chart for some fun math learning.
2. Rainbow Fun
Explore the colors of the rainbow by mixing washable paint. For a less mess activity, invite children to scoop paint into plastic baggies, cover seal with packing tape and squish!
3. Read a Fun Story
Read Leprechaun tales like “How to Catch a Leprechaun” https://www.amazon.com/How-Catch-Leprechaun-Adam-Wallace/dp/1728249309 or “Pete the Cats Great Leprechaun Chase” https://www.amazon.com/Pete-Cat-Leprechaun-Patricks-Fold-Out/dp/0062404504
4. Silly McGilly
Start a Silly McGilly tradition! On March 1st, leprechauns take their vacation from Ireland and visit other parts of the world to enjoy their trickery. Put your very own Silly McGilly in the window each night to invite a leprechaun visit. They might turn your favorite breakfast green or leave a few gold coins behind. Amazon.com: Silly McGilly, St Patricks Day Book, St Patrick’s Day, Fun Children’s Book, Leprechaun Tricks, Family Toys: Toys & Games
5. Do an Irish Jig
Try out an Irish dance class from home with Motor City Irish Dance! First classes are usually a free trial and there are classes for all ages. https://dancestudio-pro.com/online/classes.php?account_id=12796&fbclid=IwAR1jYfS1c8LaHkjZD5lIrF8m6dIzg6GC7tvJZbv1y4Pmi-KN29a8UkvFyeU
6. Make a Special Treat
Explore patterning with a leprechauns favorite treat, Lucky Charms! Sometimes, it’s ok to play with your food. Ask your preschool age or older child, “I’m wondering what kind of pattern you can make with the Lucky Charms before we eat?”
7. Check out These Bag Pipers
Follow https://www.facebook.com/michiganscottishpipes/ or https://m.facebook.com/michiganbagpiper/ on Facebook for information about virtual concerts and performances.
Amber is the proud mother to four beautiful children, Damian (27), Rosaleigh (13), Carlyn (10), Naomi (7), and a wife to her loving husband, Chancellor. Her family also includes four cats.
She loves being a stay-at-home mom and feels blessed to be able to care for her children full-time and provide them with so many opportunities through Metro Detroit Mommy. In addition to Metro Detroit Mommy, Amber has a passion for hosting karaoke and trivia with L Sharp Productions. She enjoys the Metro Detroit nightlife especially, singing, dancing and meeting new people.