St. Patrick's Day Fun - Links We Love

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cloverGet in the mood for St. Patrick's Day with shamrock shoes and silly glasses. Then ramp up the fun with leprechaun footprints and St. Paddy's cupcakes. -- Alpha Mom

Kids need something green to wear but you aren't into shamrocks? Try this cute printed hoodie -- in emerald green, no less. -- Might Junior

Time get get crafty: Kids will love this leprechaun hat and matching pot o' gold pin. -- BabyCenter

Try to catch a little magic by building a leprechaun trap (get inspiration here). Legend has it, if you catch one of these little green guys, he must take you to his treasure. -- About.com

Grown ups need treats too, right? Paddy Mints, gourmet marshmallow treats drizzled in Ghirardelli chocolate, are a good place to start. Yum. -- Cool Mom Picks

Move beyond green shamrock cookies and cook your kids a traditional Irish meal, like corned beef and cabbage, Irish stew, or oatmeal lace cookies. -- Kaboose

Then again, if Irish dishes aren't your thing, you can always just dye dinner green. -- Slashfood

Want to teach kids more about the history of St. Patrick's Day? Check out this comprehensive and easy to use guide from the History Channel, complete with quizzes, videos, and even Irish blessing.

Hit the library and stock your bookshelves with holiday-themed books. Here's a list of St. Patrick's Day favorites. -- Apples 4 the Teacher



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