St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner, and we have shared many fun traditions for this holiday on this blog. Last year, I was busy homeschooling while having recently had my fourth baby, and I wasn't quite sure if I was up for all of the St. Patrick's excitement we had had in previous years. So we kept things fairly simple while still keeping traditions alive. We had fun reading aloud the Magic Tree House Book Leprechaun in Late Winter and then we made Leprechaun traps out of Legos and Tinker Toys. I couldn't begin to explain to you how these various "traps" worked, but my kids had quite the elaborate and adorable explanations for how the various parts of their contraptions could trap a leprechaun. Unfortunately, we didn't catch any sneaky leprechauns, but chocolate gold coins made for some happy little children (thank you dollar store!)
It wasn't expensive, elaborate, or time consuming, but my kids still loved celebrating the holiday. And I hope you all have a lucky and happy March, whether or not you celebrate St. Patrick's Day.