First we headed over to the witchy room and searched through our herbal cabinet, looking for a jar of lucky shamrocks aka clovers. I usually always have some on hand, as you never know when you will need a little boost in luck. Last year, clovers grew all over my yard and I was able to dry and press quite a few. Luckily, we still had some left in our jar and quickly set up our table for our hands on learning activity.
Lily enjoyed holding the delicate little shamrocks and counting the leaves, all of which were three. Even though the spotlight is mostly on four leaf clovers, I say never underestimate the power of three. I took this learning opportunity to talk with her about the color, the shape, the texture, and mostly the magick that each shamrock holds inside.
While Lily colored a few lucky shamrocks and a cute little leprechaun, I shared a story with her about the little green men with buckle hats, shamrocks, rainbows, pots of gold, and mostly luck.
Who knew her favorite part about gardening would be all things messy! Go figure, mine too!
Our last adventure for the day was when Lily found a lucky rock in the yard, which is currently on an airplane with her Baba. She decided she wanted to paint it. So now, we have a lucky green rock and in the next couple of weeks will have beautiful green shamrocks for the front porch!
By the way, there are also purple shamrocks you can plant for the upcoming Spring Equinox. Get excited!!!
Want to see more of our spiritual gardening moments together? Check out the video, Gardening with Children: A Spiritual Practice.
Hope you enjoy the upcoming garden season with your children as much as I do!
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