St. Patrick’s Day

Celebrating St. Patrick's Day with Children

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with Children

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner.  From the archives, here are some of our favorite {easy} ways to celebrate the occasion…

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A Pot o’Gold: More Irish Culture for Kids

What we love about this collection of “Irish stories, poetry, folklore, and (of course) blarney”: Brief selections.  Perfect for kids!  I tend to read one or two to the boys as they finish up breakfast or lunch. Excellent explanations.  Each selection begins with a short description of pertinent background information, including remarks about the author.…

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10 Simple Ways to Weave Holiday Traditions Into Everyday Life

Here at the Yankee Homestead, we love getting into the spirit for holidays and seasonal celebrations.   We don’t do anything too elaborate, certainly nothing that would land on anyone’s Pinterest board. 🙂 Children love to celebrate, and I find that holidays make a great jumping off point for learning about all sorts of things–culture, history,…

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A Wee Bit o’ Irish Culture

Tales from Old Ireland So I’m about 1/4 Irish.   (And 1/4 Mexican + 1/2 German.  Amish-German, to be exact.  But that’s definitely a story for another day…)  Mr. Native Texan also boasts some UK heritage.  Not from Ireland exactly, but close enough to make the Emerald Isle dear to his heart. Even without familiar…

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Children’s Books for St. Patrick’s Day

Saint Patrick’s Day is coming….looking for books to read with your children in honor of the occasion? These are a few of our favorites…

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