today celebrates the patron saint of ireland...in ireland it rains a lot so everything is lush and green...because of all the rain, shamrocks (clover) grow very well...the shamrock is a symbol of ireland...if you find a 4 leaf shamrock it is very lucky...leprechauns live in ireland and they are very naughty fairies...when they are not being naughty they are very busy making shoes and all the money they make from shoes they hide away in a crock at the end of a rainbow...if ever caught by a human, a leprechaun has the magical power to grant 3 wishes in exchange for their release, hence why some people try to set traps for them
coffee filter and coloured ink to make rainbows
gluing on curled strips for a beard
foam hearts to form a shamrock
sun and rain make a rainbow and look what's at the end!
shamrocks and a lucky 4 leaf one!
(lottie used mummy's red lipstick on her fingertips to make his rosy cheeks)
and of course what else should you have for dinner on st patricks day?
sausages and potayto!