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St. Patrick’s Day Symbols and Blessings

St. Patrick's Day Symbols

Here is some common St. Patrick’s Day symbols to explore and perhaps do some of the fun stuff listed below each. St. Patrick’s Day symbols–Leprechauns Near a misty stream in Ireland in the hollow of a tree Live mystical, magical leprechauns who are clever as can be With their pointed ears, and turned up toes and little coats of green …

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Shamrock Cookies

shamrock cookies

  LeAnn R. Ralph is the author of the book, Christmas in Dairyland (True Stories from a Wisconsin Farm). She is working on her next book, Give Me a Home Where the Dairy Cows Roam. To read sample chapters, other Rural Route 2 stories and to sign up for the free monthly e-mail newsletter, Rural Route 2 News, visit — …

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St. Patrick’s Day Fun Stuff Crafts

St. Patrick's Day Fun Thing

Some fun and simple activities you can do with your kids for St. Patrick’s Day. Substitute other items if you don’t have what is called for. St. Patrick’s Day Pot-of-Gold Wind-sock Oatmeal box or plastic ice cream bucket with the bottom cut off (done by parent) Black paper or paint Green paper or paint Crepe paper or plastic tape in …

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Think Green

by Rondi Hillstrom Davis and Janell Sewall Oakes Together: Creating Family Traditions This month, our theme is Think Green. Spring is just around the corner. Even though there is still snow on the ground in many parts of the country, here in the South our daffodils have already begun to bloom. You too, can enjoy a little bit of spring …

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8 No Sew Kid Halloween Costumes

You want to make a costume for a child for Halloween, but you aren’t a seamstress. Never fear, here are some cute no sew kid Halloween costumes!  Get out your glue gun and create. Race Car Driver A real simple costume to make using a jogging suit, a cap, and some tape.  Find instructions at Real Simple. Jail Bird Isn’t …

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Family Activities for Easter

flowers, Easter eggs

Crown of Thorns Insert toothpicks into a small Styrofoam or straw wreath. Every time a family member does a thoughtful or kind act they can take one of the toothpicks out of the wreath. Easter Banner or Flag Create a banner or flag that symbolizes Easter for your family. Instructions for a basic banner can be found at the above …

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Easter Egg Games

bunny with Easter eggs

Time to use those eggs to play some Easter egg games! Egg and Spoon Relay •Divide into two groups. •Have half of each group stand at a line drawn about 10′ away from the first group. •Each team is given a dyed Easter egg and a wooden spoon to carry it on. •The team members race to the other line carrying …

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It’s A Fun Thing for Easter

decorated Easter eggs

It’s a fun thing for Easter is a collection of kid approved crafts. Tissue Covered Plastic Eggs •Cover a plastic egg with a strip of tissue paper that has been dipped in liquid starch. The color of the tissue paper will remain unchanged so pick yellow for a chick, white for a lamb, beige for a person, etc. •Smooth out …

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The Top 5 Funny Valentine’s Day Quotes And Where To Find More

Paper valentines with I love you note.

Valentine’s Day: whether you’re single or in a relationship, this holiday is synonymous with over-the-top displays of affection. Between stuffed animals, bouquets of long stem roses, and the huge assortment of chocolate filled boxes, finding a meaningful Valentine’s Day gift amid all the holiday clichés is a veritable minefield. And unfortunately, even greeting cards aren’t a safe bet. With all …

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Planning a Super Bowl Party

TV, football and snacks

Ideas for a Super Bowl Party Super Bowl Decorations: This usually is not an occasion where elaborate decorations are expected. These ideas may be helpful. •Use a green table cloth or a green indoor-outdoor carpet on the table. •Cut pendant shapes out of felt or paper. Apply team stickers or sayings such as “Go Team” or “Touch down”. •Make pom …

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