This has been the fastest year ever. It seems like Spring sprung on us without ever having experienced Winter. So here we are, everything is greening up and trees have begun to blossom. If you are like us, you have started to look for photo opportunities to include in your Easter cards and you are absolutely thrilled about spending more time outdoors.
St. Patrick’s day is mainly an adult affair around our house but the kiddos are not fully forgotten. We make time for crafts, bake green bread and we always make it a point to buy awesome green shirts for our annual St. Patrick’s family photo.
To help you celebrate, we put together a list of signs that capture the color and the spirit of this festivity. Let’s get busy teaching our little ones magically green signs that will add to their ability to convey what they love most.
We love the idea of learning the sign for grass. It will be useful all season long and super fun when we get ready for our Easter hunt.
We teach colors by grouping various objects of the same color and a single object of a contrasting color.
This is another favorite in our home. For St. Patrick’s day we buy glittery green hats. We love learning this sign because hats will come handy daily as the sun gets brighter and we will have plenty of opportunity to practice.
Leaf is another super favorite green sign. We are lucky to live in a rural area and often pick up a few leaves to feed our neighbor’s alpaca.
If you have picky eaters like we do, lettuce may just be one of their favorite veggies. We use lettuce to replace bread and tortillas in many of our household recipes. Signing lettuce is super fun and super easy.
Peas are one of the first cooked vegetables we introduced to our little ones. We love the sign and teach it early on.
We have a green turtle named Jackeline. She is our world and our babies love her.
We so love telling our toddlers about a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Each St. Patrick’s we draw rainbows in the tub using washable paint as we talk about all the good treasures one can find if you really look hard.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
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