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St. Patrick's
Day Celebration


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HAVE A WEE BIT 'O FUN

Of course, everyone will want to wear green on St. Patrick's Day. It's also a great opportunity to plan a social gathering. Why not send out your invitation on a snack-sized box of Lucky Charms cereal?

Serve fun green food items. (Remember, you can make just about anything green by simply adding food coloring.) Menu items might include

  • Salad
  • Clover-shaped sandwiches (use clover cookie cutters)
  • Green clover-shaped cake
  • Mint or green tea ice cream
  • A "pot of gold" filled with chocolate coins wrapped in gold foil
  • Lime Jell-O
  • Green grapes

[content block] LUCKY POT OF GOLD SEARCH

Create cut-out pots of gold (sample template) and put a different staff member's name one each one. Place in mailboxes along with this poem:

A little green man got in here last night,
He brought pots of gold to stir your delight.
Everyone gets one; no one's left out
But you must find yours -- they're hidden about.
Locate the pot that bears your name
And you'll be a winner of this game.
Take it to an administrator of your choice
To receive a prize that will make you rejoice!
Contributed by Debra Macklin, Quincy (Michigan) Community Schools
Hide the pots all over the school. When the staff member finds the pot with his or her name, that person gets a prize.

GRIN AND SHARE IT

An Irishman named O'Malley proposed to his girl on St. Patrick's Day. He gave her a ring with a synthetic diamond.

The excited lass showed it to her father, a jeweler, who took one look at it a pronounced it a fake.

Upon learning it wasn't real, the young lass returned to her future husband. She protested vehemently about his cheapness.

"In honor of St. Patrick's Day," he smiled, "I gave you a sham rock!"

Find more smiles, chuckles, and grins in my books Laugh Lines for Educators and Grin and Share It!

Drive your staff happy!
Diane

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