Mar 14, 201212:08 PMColumbia Family
Ideas And Resources For Mid-Missouri Parents
St. Patrick's Day Activities For The Family
Kids love holidays, birthdays, no-school days or any other reason to have a party or make a day special. I love using these days to teach my children, spark their creativity and create memories because it draws my family together in the most simplistic way. Since St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, I thought I’d share a few fun ideas to help spark creativity and togetherness for your family.
Lucky Irish Cookies
*Allergy Alert! This recipe uses peanut butter.
½ cup of butter
1 cup of brown sugar
1 cup of white sugar
1 tsp. of vanilla
1 ½ cups of peanut butter
2 ½ cups of old fashioned oats, ground into flour
2 ¼ cups of old fashioned oats
½ tsp. of salt
2 tsp. baking soda
Green food color (a gel works best, Wilton brand carries it)
1 bag of your favorite candy, baking pieces, or chocolate chips. (I like to use green clover sprinkles, which you can find in most baking sections or craft stores.)
Use a food processor or blender to grind the 2 ½ cups of old fashioned oats into a flour. Mix the oat flour with the 2 ¼ cups old fashioned oats. In a separate bowl cream the butter and sugar. Add the eggs, peanut butter and vanilla to the cream mixture and beat for 2 minutes. Add the food coloring until your desired color is reached. (If you are using Wilton food coloring, a little goes a LONG way.) Add the oat mixture and mix it all together until it is all most and the dough is all green. Add the desired candy and fold it into the mixture. Place the cookies in tsp. sized balls on greased cookie sheets and bake for 350 degrees for 8 -10 minutes. Let cool and enjoy!
*For a fun cookie sandwich, add whip cream between two cookies!
*For those with peanut allergies, make sugar cookies and use a clover cookie cutter. Frost them with green icing and top with decorative goodies.
Visit this site to customize your bingo card. (Use this site for multiple occasions.) Print the cards & call tags and start playing!
3-D Rainbow Clover
1 paper plate
Tissue paper or streamers (multiple solid colors)
Pencil with eraser
How to make it:
- Print a clover shape and trace onto the paper plate. This site has a few different choices:
- Tear or cut the tissue paper into square pieces about 1-2 inches in size works well.
- Starting on the outer edge of the clover, run a line of glue around the clover. Crumple the tissue paper into loose balls and use the eraser to help place the tissue into the glue. Follow this process until your entire clover is covered in paper.
- Punch a hole into the top and hang with string or place a magnet on the back and enjoy your décor!