Hello friends! Thursday it was my turn to host our homeschool group. I chose St. Patrick’s Day since it’s coming up soon. Enjoy the pics and maybe you can use the ideas :).
Michael’s Painting this year. The Shamrock represents the Trinity and the sentence says “God is found in the smallest of spaces”. Idea from thatartistwoman.org
St. Patrick’s Day is one of those small holidays that most people know nothing about. I would probably be clueless if it wasn’t for my Dad and I listening to a lot of Adventures in Odyssey when I was a kid. One day I heard the broadcast called “St. Patrick, a Heart Afire”. I was inspired by St. Patrick’s story. It’s surprising that a celebration inspired by a man of God bringing Christianity to a nation, has turned into a drinking fest where people pinch each other.
Don’t get me wrong. I like wearing green and playing pretend with leprechauns and rainbows. It’s good fun but I also hope we can all go deeper with this holiday and learn something.
You can find the story I heard at this link: http://www.whitsend.org/albums/31-days-to-remember/394-saint-patrick-a-heart-a-fire-1-of-2.aspx
The description says ” Whit tells Jared DeWhite the story of Patrick, a slave boy who changed the history of an entire nation through his dedication to Jesus”.
I was so thankful to have my buddies Rachel & Hannah help me set up. Also my hubby Chris was a big help. I was a bit scatter brained that morning but it all came together. The balloons rainbow went home to be used for our Oz party.
Irish flags and goodies. Irish Potato candies~ http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Irish-Potato-Candy/Detail.aspx
Pistachio pudding cookies~ http://www.myrecipemagic.com/recipe/recipedetail/pistachio-pudding-cookies
Mint Chocolate Chip cookies~ http://tidymom.net/2011/mint-chocolate-chip-cookies/
At the end of the rainbow I had treats for the kids and also a few leprechauns. I found these at Party City. I filled the tiny pots with Easter grass, gold coins, a shamrock, and confetti. I filled the bags with St. Patty’s pencils, chocolate gold coins, and confetti.
Katherine and her lil man
Shamrock Punch~ Lime Sherbert, Gingerale, & Pineapple Juice. It’s important to make sure the ice cream melts good for flavor.
Irish beef stew~ the recipe calls for lamb but beef tastes good too.
Irish Soda Bread ~http://pocketchangegourmet.com/irish-soda-bread-recipe/
An Irish meal 🙂
The kiddos eating their Irish meal and wearing leprechaun hats. They were very good about wearing their leprechaun listening ears and they all shouted with me when we repeated Saint Patrick’s words about Christ being our light and strength.
Me getting ready to read The Story of St. Patrick.
I look like a green smurf lol.
Michael’s painting from two years ago. Saint Patrick used the shamrock (3 leaf clover) to teach the Irish about the trinity. Three in one. One God but three, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Just like there is one shamrock but three leaves.
Maggie’s Shamrock with the Trinity on it.
Rachel and her daughter Maggie working on the project.
Hannah and her daughter Olivia painting.
My Michael painting the rainbow :).
So pretty 🙂
Michael and his buddy Liam (Hannah’s son).
Olivia and her best buddy Maggie.
Best friends: Liam, Michael, and Olivia
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God bless & remember the High King lives!
Hunting for Leprechauns:
Prepping for St. Patty’s: