Today will always first be my nephew’s birthday, and then St. Patrick’s Day. Though a bit Irish, I have always found it hard to celebrate a holiday in which most people claim their heritage by swigging green beer. I did, however, find this beautiful story and project that may be fun to incorporate into our family tradition. While our culture may try to push leprechauns on us, I want to use the occasion to teach a beautiful story of faith, and give my little ones the chance to become part of it in their own creative way. (I think I like this project, too, because it is so similar to the Godly Play way of teaching bible stories).
Also, tonight I will be making Shepherd’s Pie. But I don’t even own any green.
Happy Birthday, Nate!
Do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? If you do, please share –what are you traditions?