St. Patrick’s Day celebrations at Giraffe

Monday, March 20th, 2017

St. Patrick’s Day is an exciting time for all children. In the run up to the day, the children in our centres have been busy discussing St. Patrick’s Day, learning why we celebrate it and creating decorations, having parades and parties to celebrate. There is a lovely atmosphere in the creches and a real excitement and anticipation of the parades and fun to come! Celebrating our national day makes us all feel proud to be Irish, and it allows the children to gain a better understanding of Irish culture and traditions ( Aistear themes, Identity & Belonging).


In Navan. the children were busy preparing all week! Here are some of the preschool children painting shamrocks, Lily all dressed up for the St Patrick Day Parade and the Wobbler group having sensory play time with green gloop. .



In Lucan, the creativity was flowing and the children made beautiful seasonal art using their hands and fingers to paint some rainbows. The children and staff held their St Patrick’s Day Parade in the garden and Sinead taught everyone a bit of Irish dancing! 



In Griffeen the children enjoyed celebrating together with their Siblings too, and all our staff and children dressed in green for our St. Patrick’s Day party! Sienna & Phoebe, Max & Isla and Emmett & Charlotte from Griffeen are all set for St. Patrick’s Day!  


Here are Oscar, Drew, Kasper, Ethan, Liam and Charlie form Pre-School Zambia with their Leprechaun creations that they made for St. Patricks Day.


In IFSC, everyone (young and old!) donned their green clothes for a day of celebration on March 16th. They were lucky enough to be able to watch the Sherrif Street parade which went right by the centre also!

Park West

The children in Park West created decorations for their rooms and the Preschool group showed off their dance moves at our St. Patrick’s Day party!


Harcourt Road

Green was the colour on Thursday in Harcourt Road! The preschool children decided to bake St. Patrick’s Day Muffins especially for the occasion.


In Adamstown our preschool children attended the Céilí Mór at Adamstown National School in celebration of St Patrick’s day!


Liffey Valley

When Irish eyes are smiling….Here are some of the happy faces from the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in Liffey Valley.


Our Leopardstown team certainly were in the celebratory spirit of thing ahead at their St. Patrick’s Day party.


Northern Cross

The children in Northern Cross decide to make Leprechauns using their cutting, sticking and painting skills! They even made green playdough as well, in keeping with the festive themes.


There was great excitement in Rathfarnham as we held our very own parade outside in the garden! Thank goodness the weather co-operated for us…..just look at those smiles!

Also in Rathfarnham, the preschool groups baked green cakes and even made orange-coloured and green-coloured milk for snack time!


Lá fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh go Léir! ☘️

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