St. Paddy’s Day PLAN B.
Events in Richmond for St. Patrick’s Day unfortunately, have been canceled, however, here’s some funky, fun ideas to explore at home to celebrate Irish heritage.
•Make a video of your group singing an Irish tune, dancing the Irish jig and singing an Irish lullaby.
•Dress in Green
•Make a list of all the green items in your house
•Collect all the green markers
•Make an Irish themed collage
•Study Irish history and culture
•Study the contribution of Irish people to the United States including the Kennedy family
•Learn where the Irish settled when they came to the United States.
•Find Ireland on the map.
•Learn greetings in Irish and practice using them when you call friends and relatives
•Bake Irish soda bread-if you’re not a baker- just read the recipe
•Put corned beef and cabbage o on your shopping list
•Watch an Irish movie.
•Drink Irish coffee
•Fill that pot of gold.the leprechaun left at the end of the rainbow. Make one wish on every coin and save for birthdays, or for Santa
•Collect all the green items in your house
•Make cupcakes and decorate with green frosting.
•Do irish studies in the morning and have a parade around the block in the afternoon. Wearing green clothes, a green cape, green signs and singing Irish songs. Stop in front of every house and do the Irish jig.
•Send postcards decorated with shamrocks to grandparents.
Remember: everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!
St. Patrick’s Day Fast Facts
date: March 17
food: corned beef and cabbage, Irish soda bread, green beer, green bagels,
saying: Happy St.Patrick’s Day
symbol: Shamrock, Leprechaun
names: O’Rourke, O’Riley, O’Callahan, Kennedy
History: With the Potato Famine in Ireland in 1890, the Irish came to America, to Boston, to New York, to ‘Chicago.
Activities: Parades, parties, the Chicago River is dyed green
Clothing: green “Kiss me, I’m Irish” t-shirts” and get ready to celebrate
dance: the Irish jig
sing: Irish lullabies, U2, the Cranberries, Enya
celebrate the Irish contribution to America
Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day.
find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow
Movies to watch: The Leprechaun, Gregory’s Girl, The Irishman