Welcome! I am a mom to two wonderful kids, a lovely retired greyhound, and a wife to a great husband. Needless to say, there are a lot of daily messes to clean up around our house. Daily Messes is my blog to share ideas on things to do with your kids, snack and meal ideas, crafts, and holiday fun. I hope you find something to enjoy!

Monday, March 16, 2020

Leprechaun Visit: St. Patrick's Day Themed Obstacle Course

Last year, my reading room got turned into a small obstacle course for the boys.  There were "Let The Shenanigans begin" streamers in the doorways. Gold ribbon attached throughout the room tangled together to create the obstacles. I also had shamrocks and pots of gold hanging from the ribbons to make it a little more difficult. I bought some of the decorations, but also made a lot of the cut outs. Shamrocks are really easy to cut out and I made a few different sizes.

2019 St. Patrick's Day Obstacle Course
Their pots of gold, or "treasure" as it were, were small black pots, a shamrock shaped pen, chocolate gold coins, yellow Sixlets, a yellow emoji eraser, yellow frog popper, 2 small rainbow candy sticks, a gold wrapped Lindt (my oldest loves these as a special treat), a mini Twix and mini Reese's cup, a pair of themed socks, and a mini shamrock printed beach ball. I bought the socks at Target in their dollar section, and the rest at Party City. The individual candy usually starts around $0.07/piece or so for the small pieces of candy. It's a great way to get yellow or gold colored candy and not have to buy a whole bag of candy.

Higgins loves when I make an obstacle course, so there was one in 2018 and 2019. We'll see what I can come up with this year.

The 2018 St. Patrick's Day Obstacle course was created with gold crepe paper. Each kid had their own path to take in different rooms. They each also had a rainbow, complete with cloud and Skittles  raindrops, hanging over their pots of gold.

2018 St. Patrick's Day Obstacle Course

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