This week you will find many posts on Irish symbols. There will be shamrocks, rainbows, leprechauns, and pots of gold incorporated into meals and crafts galore. My favorite Irish symbols created in bread sections above. It is the Claddagh.
When I was teenager, my mom gave me a Claddagh ring and I cherished it. The meaning behind each of the sections is powerful. The hands symbolize friendship, the crown symbolizes loyalty, and the heart symbolizes love.
I chose to use two different sides on the bread in this snack for a special reason. I wanted to use the difference in color as a talking point with JDaniel. Friendship is something that isn’t limited to race or culture. The simple slices of bread gave me a jumping off point to talk about that. We don’t have a lot of diversity in our preschool and church, but I would love for JDaniel to have friends from lots of different places and culture in the world.
The snack also features four different shamrocks. There is a green spinach one with a cheese shamrock across from it. One of the muffin cups has peach yogurt with green Smarties and the other has vanilla yogurt with mardarin oranges. The last two are more abstract shamrocks minus their shamrock stems.
The colors of the Irish flag are also featured in this snack. The flag’s colors are Orange, Green and White. There is alot of green and orange in this lunch. The vanilla yogurt is the only white in it.
Two More Irish Symbol Snacks
I have been so blessed to get to shared two other Irish symbol snack via guest posts on wonderful blogs that shared great ideas of things to do with your children.
Yesterday I shared How to Craft a St. Patrick’s Day Snack on Quirky Momma’s Kids Activity Blog. This snack featured spinach hummus under a rainbow of colored peppers with cauliflower clouds.
Last Wednesday I got to share a post called Getting Children to Eat New Foods: St. Patrick Loves Veggies on The Iowa Farmer’s Wife.
I am so thankful that each of these blogs gave me a opportunity to share on them. If you haven’t had a chance to check out these guest posts, please take a moment and visit them today.
Oh! The Circle on Mom’s- Creative Moms contest ends on the 15th. I am currently in 36th place. I would love to make it into the top 25. If you have a moment and would like to vote for me. It would be wonderful. You can vote daily.
This post is linked to Muffin Tin Momday.