You must be or .
My Favorites is your personalized Nestlé Family scrapbook. Click the paper clip icon next to any article and it will be saved in My Favorites.
CloseCOMING SOON!
By selecting "Remember Me" our website will remember your email and password on this computer. Each time you return, our website will automatically log you in. However, you may be asked to sign in if you have not visited in a long time.
Close
Bookmark and Share
Lucky Leprechaun Lunch
Tips & Ideas

Lucky Leprechaun Lunch

Average User Rating: 44444 | 4 Ratings
Ages 6 and upAges 6 and Up
Duration: Under One Hour
They say that 'Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day', so pack your child a St Patrick's Day lunch filled with food to celebrate the day!
More on

WHAT YOU NEED
  • Gold 8 inch by 10 inch two handled gift bag (available at greeting card or craft stores)
  • 1 sheet of green card stock
  • Gold puffy paint
  • Glue stick
  • Narrow green ribbon (2 feet)
  • 1 St. Patrick's Day lunch (see below)
  • 1 Leprechaun's Surprise (see below)

HOW TO DO IT
  • Print out shamrock diagram onto green card stock, cut out.

  • With a glue stick, glue the shamrock onto the front of the gold bag.

  • Paint your child's name to the front of the shamrock with gold puffy fabric paint.

  • Tie the bag closed with a green ribbon.

  • Fill the decorated bag with a St. Patrick's Day Lunch. For example:
    • A Shamrock shaped sandwich (use a shamrock cookie cutter)
    • Green celery sticks, green apple wedges and green olives.
    • Leprechaun's Surprise (see below)

Leprechaun's Surprise

WHAT YOU NEED
  • Recipe for Chocolate Chip Shamrocks
  • 1 - green #1 lunch pack paper bag (3 1/2 by 6 3/4 inches)
  • 12 inch length of narrow gold ribbon
  • 1 unlined index card
  • 1 green ink pen

HOW TO DO IT
  • Place several Chocolate Chip Shamrocks into the small green bag.
  • On an unlined index card, or other small sheet of paper, write a limerick* from the Leprechaun to your child. For Example: 
       A Leprechaun leaves you this treat 
       That he thinks is awfully neat! 
       It's an Irish surprise 
       From that sneaky green guy 
       That is Wonderful, and hard to beat!

  • Place the limerick inside the bag with the Shamrocks.

  • Tie the filled bag with narrow gold ribbon and tuck inside your child's Lucky Leprechaun Lunch.

    limerick (lim'ur•ik),
    (noun)
    A kind of humorous poem in which lines one, two and five rhyme, and lines three and four form a rhymed couplet.
    [1895-1900; Limerick, Ireland]
    Random House Websters College Dictionary Copyright 1997
    by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

FOLLOW UP FUN
  • Check out a book on Irish Limericks from the library to share with your children on St. Patrick's Day.

  • Help your children write their own limericks. Everyone can read the limerick that they've written at the dinner table on St. Patrick's Day.
Back to top
Reader Comments (0)
Nestle BlogNestle USA News
NestleNestle Good Life
The following Nestlé Family brands are committed to helping nourish healthy, happy families.
Nestlé - Good Food, Good Life