Oddly even though I come from an Irish family and grew up in bars and clubs, I've never really celebrated St Patrick's Day but I thought it would make for something different to add to the activity centre and for the first time ever I have some recipes to share with you. I love cooking and I'm trying to get my daughter excited about cooking so Im hoping that these treats may just be the start.
By now you'll know I love colouring pages, really simple and they can be super creative, you don't just have to use crayons or pens, you can paint them or turn them into collages or even cut them out and use them as templates to make silhouettes or anything else you can dream up.
What you need
- Sparkling Grape Juice
- Pineapple Juice
- Lime Ice Lolly
- Shamrock Cookie Cutter
Fill the glass with one third of each of the above ingredients, cut the ice lollies up into chunks and add them like ice cubes. This gives the drink its green colour.
That's it, if you want to add a final little flourish, then cut a thin slice of Apple and use the shamrock cookie cutter for the shape. To stop the apple from going brown squeeze a little lime juice over it.
I think this is a great fun little drink that is super easy to make. Give it a go and share your pics of the family enjoying the drinks on my Facebook Page for Wayne Wonder Prizes
For this simple craft you will need a bell pepper, any colour pepper works just fine. Cut the top off and press it well into some green paint. Making sure you get the paint all over the pepper.
Get the kids to press the pepper firmly on craft paper, then you can add a few lines on the inside for detail and a stem.
I think this is a great first time getting the kids in the kitchen, there's loads of bits the kids can help with. It's super colourful and I have never met a kid that doesn't like pizza. This can be a great way to get kids to try new foods.
Here are some topping ideas that can be used as colors!
RED: Pepperonis, tomatoes
ORANGE: orange pepper
YELLOW: pineapple, yellow pepper
GREEN: green pepper, spinach, broccoli
BLUE: I could not find anything blue so we used olives (although I don't really like olives so I may use mushrooms instead)
PURPLE: purple onion
I like to make my own pizza base, heres the recipe I use however you can just buy pizza base's in most supermarkets. I've tired them but they never taste quite right to me. Then you'll need the sauce base, I cheat and use Dolmio sauce. I know its strictly not a pizza sauce but I really like it. And top with cheese, I use a mixture of cheddar and mozzarella.
Now for the fun bit, adding the toppings. Try getting the kids to help make a rainbow like the one below, but I know most kids will just want to do there own thing. Maybe an idea is to make a selection of small pizza's one for each kid?
Well that's all folks, I would love to see some pics of you trying these activities out, share them on my Facebook Page for prizes.