This storytime Saturday actually fell on March 17th, St. Patrick's Day! There's lots of fun things to do with the holiday and I tried to take advantage of them. My maternal grandmother was very into her Irish heritage and she'd always call on St. Patrick's Day to make sure we were wearing green. I like to think she would have appreciated this particular storytime.
This storytime was a half hour later than I usually start (11:30), so I brought snacks, assuming the kids would be hungry. Playing on the theme, I made a green fruit salad - kiwi, green grapes and honeydew melon. This was a big hit, although I incorrectly assumed the kids would eat the fruit with their fingers. Nope! They all insisted on forks, so we had a little delay finding forks for the fruit salad.
The first book I read was The Luckiest St. Patrick's Day Ever by Teddy Slater. It was a very cute book about leprechauns and how they celebrate St. Patrick's Day.