If your thoughts are turning to shamrocks, leprechauns and mulligan stew in anticipation of St. Patrick's Day on Tuesday, try this simple family activity and enjoy the carefree spirit of the celebration.
Welcome a leprechaun to your home. Adults or older children can leave evidence of an imaginary visit from one of the "wee folk" around the house.
To create the visit, cut green construction paper or shiny green foil paper in the shape of small boot prints. On the back side of the cutouts, write short messages that reflect the visiting leprechaun's compliments or humorous observations about your family life. For example: "Peter speaks politely when he answers the phone," or "Mr. O'Brien snores loudly in the middle of the night," or "Jennifer has nice friends."