Need something fun to do with your kids for St. Patrick’s Day? That odd little holiday that is all about green can be a meaningful one, too! Our children are counting their blessings with pennies during March. Here is all you need to do to start a simply wonderful family tradition:
- Dig out pennies from all their hiding spots and place in a little bowl
- Decorate a jar with green ribbon, shamrock shapes, etc., and cut a slit in the lid
- Have your children say what they feel is a blessing in their life as they drop a penny in the jar (and repeating themselves is just fine!)
- In addition to the warm fuzzy feelings, you can enjoy the money in the jar at the end of the month by buying a little gift for the family to enjoy, such as a frisbee, a board game, or cupcakes. Or bless someone else with your treasure!
Another neat St. Paddy’s Day activity we do with our kids is a Lucky Penny Hunt…more about that next time!
And find more ideas for teaching values as we continue this series each month…