We’re getting in the mood for all things green here in honor of St. Paddy’s Day. Confession: I have not a drop of Irish blood in me, but I’m obsessed with Ireland, so I love making this holiday special for Travis.
This year, we had so much fun with this lollipop idea from Parents magazine. First, insert lollipop sticks into kiwi slices.
Place 1 bar of vegan white chocolate (such as Charm School Chocolate) in the microwave for about 30 seconds, until melted.
Dip each kiwi slice in the white chocolate, then press into a dish of green sprinkles. Alternatively, try yellow (gold) sprinkles or rainbow color, which also fit with this holiday theme!
Transfer to a plate lined with parchment paper and chill in the fridge for about 5 hours, or until set.
While we enjoyed this Emerald Isle treat, we also did a little learning! Travis’s class has been working a lot on tracing letters at school, so we did a St. Patrick’s-themed word trace.
Writing and spelling is so much fun with this St. Patrick’s Day Word Tracer worksheet! For more educational resources, visit Education.com!
Travis was so proud of his ability to follow along, since the letters were smaller than his school worksheets. He loved discovering that this word spelled “luck!”
Finish off the St Paddy’s snack with a video clip of Irish dancing or a quick rundown of Irish symbols like the shamrock or the pot of gold.