autumn days

Friday, April 22, 2011

That's What Leprechauns Do! (preschool book club)

Hannah and I love to host book club parties with friends.  I don't remember ever having this much fun celebrating Saint Patrick's Day!  Holiday are truly more enjoyable when  you can share them with children.  Hannah and I wanted to see our friends and to paint the town green for this holiday, so we chose the feisty little book That's What Leprechauns Do by Eve Bunting, one of my favorite children's authors.

When friends arrived, we created green-stamped cards, put them into addressed envelopes, and talked about leprechauns and rainbows as we all walked to mail them to grandparents and friends.  When we returned to the front porch (much more a step than a porch), we all read this book together.  We talked about mischievous little leprechauns and how to trap them, feed them, and catch them.  Upon entering the house, we found green confetti and toys littering the floor!  Large toys were flipped on their tops!  Those little tricky green people played a trick on us while we were gone!  Needless to say, the kids were all thrilled by what they found.  We promptly created black pots complete with a gold coin and painted our own shamrocks.  After sharing a delightful lunch (I recall green pesto), we then decorated shamrock cookies with green frosting and green sprinkles.  This was an exciting way to share a day with friends!

Those mischievous little leprechauns were at it again!

green-haired book club fun

edible green shamrocks

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