St.Patty's Morning Greeting...


Now...if you already don't think it...you certainly will think that I am CRAZY! First, you must know that I taught second grade for years every holiday was something to celebrate in my class. I loved St. Patty's Day.

I would mess up my classroom in the morning...put green paint on my fingertips and make little green footprints all over the classroom sprinkled with a dash of gold glitter. The kids would follow the trail and find chocolate coins on the way. At the end would be a letter from "Lonnie the Leprechaun" under a bright-made rainbow...plus a bucket of goodies.

Well, I still have a little fun with my kids. I do not put "paint" all over my house but I do tint the toilets "GREEN" with a little note. Why? the toilet...well, it's the first place my kids go in the morning. From there, they find clues to the chocolate gold coins ....It's great "green" fun! {Plus I do try to pinch them all before they put on their green shirts in the morning...smile!}

Oh...and what would St. Patty's day be without pancakes dyed green in the shape of a clover~

May the Irish hills caress you.


May her lakes and rivers bless you (Or bathroom water)

May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.
~Irish Blessing


p.s. Today, I just read probaly the best St. Patty's post EVER...go here!

36 comments:

"Hello... It's Me Again..." said...

Cute idea!!!! It's spring break here so my girl will be sleeping in until noon while I'm working.... wouldn't I love to dye the toilet water green and see the face of my daughter as she discovers the surprise. My luck, she'd make it in there with eyes shut and never see the green.

Cute ideas!!!!

Preppy 101 said...

Oh you are the best Sandy Toes!! Happy St. Patty's Day to you!!

Mimi Sue said...

You have the cutest ideas. Have a happy St. Patricks Day. Mimi

Liz said...

That is just so neat!

Jessica said...

You are such a super mom! You are always doing something fun for the kids. When they are grown with families of their own they will sit around and talk about all of the cool stuff you did for them.

April said...

I now crown you...GREATEST MOM ON THE PLANET! Seriously, you have completely outdone yourself this time, my friend! I just love how you always make life fun and exciting for your kids! Two thumbs up all the way!

Dawn said...

sounds like so much fun...
have a day filled with laughter!

Busy Bee Suz said...

So much fun...who knew hitting the potty in the morning could be entertaining???

Ruby Red Slippers said...

I love it-as a teacher too, I celebrate everything on a kid level...hopefully they won't mind when they are teenagers...

Jboo said...

You are so clever!! What a great idea! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Janet

Lindsey said...

You are so cute!

Betsy said...

What a fun morning. Happy St. Patty's Day!

Mari said...

What cute ideas! You know how to have fun!!!

Tracy's Porch said...

Loving the green toilet idea. You have such fun ideas for your children!!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

So fun - I'm going to have to post tonight all our encounters with the leperchaun. I've done the toilet thing and my kids just thought it was gross that he forgot to flush the potty!

Rae said...

Kenners is in 2nd grade this year and her teacher has had fun talking about her little leprechaun. I'm excited to find out what happened in her classroom today. Sounds like you were one of those amazing teachers!!!

Jillene said...

What a great idea!! I am going to have to do that next year!!

Jessica said...

You seem to have enjoyed teaching 2nd graders, good for you! I am now trying to pursue my career in teaching. I almost have my Associates Degree, woohoo!

I think the pancakes are a cute idea!

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The Quintessential Magpie said...

You are too funny, Ms. Sandy Toe! :-)

Happy St. Paddy's to you and yours...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Joanna said...

What cute ideas! Ideas like these usually can only come from teachers of elementary school age.

Love the green toilet water...How funny!

Happy St Patty's Day!

Carrie said...

Cute idea!

Montee said...

You're so fun, Sandy Toes! Yes, you may link to me. Happy St. Pat's Day.


I really need to get off of here because I do have important things to do. I am not behaving today. I'm putting blog before business. I will check with you later. Bye!

:Jan the crazy lady: said...

I love the toilet thing so much. But I feel that it would back fire on me for some reason and I would have to clean it up.

Happy Lucky day to you dear Sandy.

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Mo Diva said...

You are pleasantly silly! Good ideas!

The Blonde Duck said...

I wish I was a kid in your house. I'd have so much fun.

jenjen said...

How cute! I love the idea of dying the toilet water and leaving clues. So cute. What a great mom you are!

XOXO
Jen

jennykate77 said...

Ok, tinting the toilet water! That's a new one! I love it! You're such a fun, cool mama!!

Happy St. Patty's Day!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

What fun it must have been to be in your class... I bet your kids love that you are their mom...If they don't act like it now just wait till they get older-They will laugh and talk about all the wonderful things "mom" did to make their life more exciting!
Have a great day,
Robin~♥

Paula said...

I love the toilet idea. Ha! I might have to surprise my boyfriend this evening with a little bathroom humor :)

Darlene said...

Awwwww what a CUTE idea!!! You do the most FUN things for your children. Things they will always remember. How neat!

southern queen bee said...

The toilet is the funniest thing I have ever heard. What a great idea
I might have to use that idea for April Fools day...

the undomesticated wife said...

You are such a fun mama!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

I love th idea of dying the toilet water green...I may have to remember that for next year.

Emily said...

Those are great ideas! I wish I would have read your post in the morning instead of the evening so I could have done them. Thanks for sharing!

Daphine said...

You are so creative! This was great!