St. Patrick's Day Fun!

We had tons of St. Patrick's Day fun yesterday!  We had lots of "normal" Saturday stuff to do, but throwing in some St. Patrick's Day activities turned out to be very memorable.  Harry woke up about 15 minutes before Kaia, so I just had time to put together a little leprechaun visit before she came downstairs:

He also turned our milk green--what a sneaky little guy!  His note included a treasure hunt to find some plastic gold and supplies to make Rainbow Hats!  Kaia LOVED the treasure hunt--I see quite a few more in her little preschool future!  She kept saying, "This is so much fun!"  Harry was happy to run around with her looking for the "papers."

Kaia created her Rainbow Hat all by herself!  You can't see it, but the strip of paper over her head is a rainbow.  A pot with gold coins is on one side of the headband and a cloud is on the other.  Harry enjoyed coloring his hat ("color" and "hat!"), but needed a lot of help taping.  He was, however, very happy to wear it!

For lunch, we had Shamrock Sandwiches:

For dinner we had a Rainbow Pizza:

We've also done some St. Patrick's Day and rainbow themed activities and worksheets during the week.  Kaia has really started to enjoy worksheet-style activities, so I'm starting to make a lot of more of those for her.  

My favorite part of the day, though, was when Kaia created her own treasure hunt.  She drew shamrocks on green paper and had her daddy help cut out strips.  She told me what to write on another paper, then hid her clues. We went through her treasure hunt and found supplies to make Shamrock Hats!  How cute is that?!  I love that she came up with the concept all on her own!  And, of course, she and Harry had a blast wearing hats again right before bed!


Skye March 19, 2012 at 11:21 AM  

You always have the best ideas. Love that shamrock pizza! So inventive!

Jansen Family March 21, 2012 at 7:47 AM  

Thanks, Skye! I can't take all the credit for the pizza, though...I saw a bunch of them on Pinterest last week!


Carolyn March 25, 2012 at 7:40 PM  

You are such a great mom and dad! This is so totally cute and fun...especially the sandwiches and pizza!

Jansen Family April 4, 2012 at 3:21 PM  

Thanks, Mom! I agree--the food was fun!