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When my youngest son was around 18 months, I went to work on Valentine’s Day and colleagues asked me what we got him. What??? I was supposed to get him a gift? It’s Valentine’s Day! Plus, he just got a truckload of stuff at Christmas and his birthday before that. Yes, they said a stuffed animal and/or candy. Stuffed animal…no way am I voluntarily bringing another stuffed animal into the house. Candy for a 18 month old…don’t think so. (This was the first child. I’m sure our last child probably had a lollipop or two long before 18 months).
So back to St. Patrick’s Day, somehow along the way I have fallen: hook, line and sinker. I now love to do something little for all special days.
My kids love scavenger hunts, so we do one on St. Patrick’s Day. We give the kids clues that take them throughout the house and at the end of the hunt they find a special something. Last year we had a cauldron at the end filled with all things green: plastic sunglasses, lots of beads, and whistles. (What was I thinking giving them whistles!).
This year we decided to do individual goody bags, so they can each grab a bag. With the one big cauldron, one of the kids grabbed it and disturbed the items frustrating the other two.
I picked up the items for the goody bags at Party America. I have all things green: gum balls, chocolate coins, airheads, sour sticks, sour patch kids, bracelets, bouncy balls, slinkies, stickers, mustaches, gummy fish, sixlets, and mini blow up balls. Some of the items were specifically for St. Patrick Day, but many of the items were just loose items you can purchase individually for just a few cents.
Check back for the scavenger hunt!
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