I am preparing for the actual St. Patrick's day. It's a big day in our house, because not only do we have that holiday, it's my grandparents' 60th anniversary. I have to be prepared for both to keep everything going smoothly.
We've already decorated for St. Patrick's Day. I love the opportunity to make Jackson's teachers gifts, and I was inspired by one I found on pinterest from Marci Coombs.
This is what I created after visiting Walmart and perusing the aisles.
I found a plastic bowl for $1, ribbon to complement the bowl's color, and lots of green food goodies. They had green mint M&M's, but the bag clashed with the other green items. I took ziploc bags, cut the tops off with pinking shears, and poured them into the bags. I then tied it with the ribbon.
The original blog didn't have the gift tag available, so I made my own. I used the pinking shears to cut around the cardstock on which I printed the tag and also to trim the ends of the ribbon.
I also try to include learning activities for each holiday. That's the teacher coming out!
Go here for the source to the printables. I chose to make the puzzle and the size sort. They turned out like this...