While I am definitely a fan of winter, I wasn't sad to see the calendar turn to March today. Not only does March mean spring is on the way, but one of my favorite activities of the whole year is held in March -- our town's St. Patrick's Day parade! And while we aren't marching this year (boo!) we will definitely be in attendance, cheering on all the bands, dancers, and other Irish revelers.
St. Patrick's Day isn't necessarily a holiday you'd equate with kids, but there's actually a lot you can do to make the day fun for your preschooler. One of my favorite ways is to stage a visit from a leprechaun. Mr. S. was a little too young last year to understand all the silliness, but this time around I expect all of the leprechaun's naughtiness will be right up his alley.
If you are looking for ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with your family, be sure to visit the St. Patrick's Day fun board on Pinterest. Many of the About.com Parenting Guides are pinning not only stories from their own sites, but great ideas they've found around the web.
How do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day?
Image: Amanda Rock