Showing posts with label St. Patrick's Day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label St. Patrick's Day. Show all posts

Friday, June 19, 2015

Lemon-Lime Fizzy Drink

The luck of the Irish has brought you here!  Welcome to Pinning with Purpose!

Today we will dive into a delectable drink for St. Patrick's Day (although you could have it anytime).  It's the simplest thing in the world to make.  All you need is a lemon-lime soda and a carton of lime sherbet ice cream.  Put your sherbet into a punch bowl.  Pour the soda over the top and stir.  That's it!

You will have a tasty little drink that everyone will love.

Try using different flavors of sherbet and soda.  Let me know which one is your favorite!

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St. Patrick's Day 2015

We love St. Patrick's day at the Dastrup house!  We have leprechaun gold treasure hunts, play Don't Eat Lucky, and eat lots of tasty, green food.

Each year the leprechauns come to our house and leave a little present.  This year they left a green box of Mike and Ike's in everybody's shoes.  What an exciting way to start the day!

Those leprechauns are so nice.

I just had to show a picture of the decorations the preschoolers put up for Green Day.  I love the little strips of green streamers hanging from the walls.

Here's a fun green dinner idea: green burritos (use spinach tortillas), green grapes, and a shamrock shake.  What is your favorite green food?

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Monday, March 17, 2014

Presents from the Leprechauns

Earlier this week the leprechauns came and left us an empty pot.  We had a Treasure Hunt all week.  Each night, the leprechauns left gold coins for the kids to find in the house.  They saved them in the pot.  Last night the kids left out the pot of gold as well as their empty shoes, hoping for a present.

This is what they found this morning.  Their shoes were full of candy!

The leprechauns had taken the coins and exchanged them for a box of magically delicious Lucky Charms for us to eat for breakfast.

Princess just woke up, can you tell?

Goofy saying, "What is in here?"

Oh my goodness.  Look at all of those treats!  Let's have a closer look...

Chocolate coins, gold nuggets, green apple licorice, and green jelly beans!

Goofy showing me one of her gold coins.

Not the healthiest breakfast...all in the spirit of celebration.

Bud wondering, "What is that?"

"There's something in my shoe."


"That's better."

Princess eating her lucky charms (in a green bowl no less).

We had a wonderful morning full of surprises.

What do you do for St. Patrick's Day at your house?

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Leprechaun Beard Pictures

St. Patrick's Day is finally here!  I love this holiday because it's not too terribly commercialized.  It makes for a nice, laid-back holiday.

If you are looking for a fun St. Patrick's Day craft it's your lucky day!  This simple art project will keep your kids busy.

All you will need is a your child's picture green cardstock, red and orange construction paper, crayons, a pencil, scissors, a glue stick, and Elmer's glue.

I photo-shopped some leprechaun hats onto pictures of my kids and printed them out.

I let the kids color their picture.

Look how excited Bud was to color.

Next, you glue the picture to the green cardstock.

Trim the edges of the green cardstock.  Then, cut the construction paper into small squares.  Crunch the squares around a pencil eraser.  Put a drop of glue on the middle of the crunched square, and push it onto the picture wherever you want it to go.  Princess and Goofy didn't want to make beards, so they decorated their pictures instead.

Here's Bud's beard.  Doesn't he look festive?!

Goofy proudly showing me her picture.

Princess did a nice job decorating the border of her picture.

A closer look at Princess' picture.

I must say I'm glad that Bud doesn't have a beard yet.

A final look at all three pictures.  Too fun!

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What do you do to make St. Patrick's Day special?

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