I don’t know where it originated, but somewhere along the way, school holiday parties became synonymous with sugary sweet junk food of any and every kind.
Christmas party? Oh, let’s have 10 pecan pies, 3 plates of brownies, and 5 dozen chocolate chip cookies.
Easter party? Let’s plan on 10 Cadbury creme eggs, pastel jellybeans, and egg-shaped brownies.
St. Patricks day party? Well, we must have green cupcakes filled with a golden center of icing, topped with rainbow sprinkles and 10 chocolate gold coins on top for good measure.
All this sugar lovingly dumped into your child’s open arms.
Then the bell rings and they’re dismissed to wreak havoc at home.
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Enough is enough.
I know you’re sick of it too, but you’re saying, Sam, how the heck can do I break the cycle?! All the other kids get junk food. Won’t I look like a crazy mom who doesn’t let her kids have any fun???
I’m not gonna lie; you may look crazy to some other moms. You kid might say you’re acting insane.
But there is a way to combat this…..
Lean in a little and I’ll tell you: Arts and crafts.
Plain and simple little activities that your kids are dying to do, like these St. Patrick’s day DIY bracelets for kids. Or this easy Leprechaun man puppet. Or this rainbow jar activity (bonus points for making the activity educational!).
Just remember, start when they’re young and you’ll be a lot better off!
Download These St. Patricks Day Jokes For Kids
This year, I have another fun idea to help celebrate St. Patricks day with these St. Patricks day lunch notes. There are six total and each of them has a funny joke for kids on them.
I plan to leave one printable note in my son’s lunch box and then put the other 5 throughout the house and car where I know he’ll see them.
And although he can’t read yet, I’m certain he will love finding them and memorizing all the jokes (after I recite them to him 1,254 times)!
Now I need to know…Am I the only one who gets worked up about candy?! Let me know in the comments below.
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