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Well color this bookworm green, rainbow, & gold, because I couldn’t be more excited about this week’s What to Read Wednesday theme: Saint Patrick’s Day!

None in our household are more than perhaps the tiniest fraction Irish, but come March 17th every year we pretend to be… after all, Saint Patrick wasn’t genetically Irish, either! Besides, I’m aiming to raise globally-minded kiddos who love learning about and celebrating different cultures.

Our very favorite Saint Patrick’s Day book is the following: Patrick, Patron Saint of Ireland by Tomie dePaola. It focuses more on the true story of the upright Christian martyr than popular folklore, detailing his enslavement and subsequent ministry to the Emerald Isle.

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Of course my family does still appreciate a fair helping of folklore, as well. Here are a few additional St. Patty’s Day faves from our casa:

green clothes, always

green breakfast, naturally

or a less wholesome option, the one time annually our kiddos get sugar cereal

green veggies

green (and grown up) drinks

corned beef & cabbage dinner, obvi

green dessert (lime sherbet & ginger ale)

pot of (rolo) gold at the end of a fruit rainbow

shamrock finger jello

Honorable mentions:

bagpipes, pleaseandthankyou

veggie tales st. Patrick’s day lesson, included in this dvd

Related posts: An Irish Holiday, Irish For a Day

Now I’ll turn it over to my lovely co-hosts to note their St. Patty’s Day book selections…

Anne at Learning TableLeah at Sandy Toes Creations

Crystal at Castle View Academy Lit Mama Homeschool

If you’d like to join us as a co-host for What to Read Wednesday, please contact Anne.

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