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Children and adults love Irish Potatoes. Especially if they find the lucky green potato! Here are three different versions for presentation. Be sure to save out a portion to mix with green food coloring and then shape and roll like the others. Sneaky!
The treasure can be gold foil-wrapped chocolate coins or gold dollar coins. Check with your bank to see if they have any gold dollar coins.
1) Give an Irish Potato recipe and the below poem to children. Make it with them and sneak in the green ones when they are not looking. When the children find a green potato magically mixed in with the others, have them hunt for a pot of gold (gold foil-wrapped chocolate coins or gold dollar coins) that the leprechaun should have left!
2) Make up a batch of Irish Potatoes with a few green ones mixed in and give with the poem. Have them hunt for the treasure (gold foil-wrapped coins or gold dollar coins). You can even leave a green and gold glitter trail as a clue.
3) Make up a batch of Irish Potatoes to leave out at night. The leprechaun will turn a couple of the potatoes green and leave a treasure of gold foil-wrapped coins or gold dollar coins in the morning. Sometimes he leaves a green and gold glitter trail going out the window!
Thanks Betty for the below recipe.
Thanks Carol for recipe below.
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