It’s Easy Being Green

[ 0 ] March 16, 2007 |

Things to learn and do in Honor of St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow.
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– Wear something green.
– A Shamrock, the national emblem of Ireland, is a three-leaf clover and considered to bring good-luck.
– Take your kids to the park to look for Leprechauns.
– If you can’t find any, watch for leprechauns in Tipperary, Ireland.
– The Blarney Stone is a stone set in the wall of the Blarney Castle tower in the Irish village of Blarney. Kissing the stone is supposed to bring the kisser the gift of persuasive eloquence (blarney).
– Go for walk with your kids and find your own Blarney Stone.
– Make Irish Soda Bread with your kids.
– Find fun kids activities at the DLTK’s website. Learn about Ireland and download coloring pages of maps, flags, fairies and more.
– Register your kids for Irish Step dancing this summer or fall.
– Watch the movie, Finian’s Rainbow with Fred Astaire.
– Add to your book collection – great selection of Irish Kids Books here.
– Check out the Top Ten Irish albums, from Irish Music International.
– Check out the official Riverdance website. See dance clips and check their tour schedule.
– Read an Irish Blessing below.

Near a misty stream in Ireland in the hollow of a tree
Live mystical, magical leprechauns
who are clever as can be
With their pointed ears, and turned up toes and little coats of green
The leprechauns busily make their shoes and try hard not to be seen.
Only those who really believe have seen these little elves
And if we are all believers
We can surely see for ourselves.

Local events
– Saturday, March 17, 11 am. Take your kids to the 51st Annual Newport St. Patrick’s Day Parade. (Newport, RI)
– Sunday, March 18 – Pendragon perform at the Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St., Cumberland, RI. 401-725-9272.

Category: holidays

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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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