Ideas for a Fun St. Patrick’s Day with Your Kids

St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick’s Day is a day when many adults spend their time drinking as much green beer as possible, while wearing green clothes and acting a little crazy. (Side note: If you’re the kind who loves green beer, please, enjoy it responsibly.) If you want a more low-key day at home, here are some fun ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with your kids.

Breakfast

Start the day off right with a fun meal. You kids will love you forever if you serve up a bowl of Lucky Charms with some green milk. Or, whip up a batch of green pancakes. For a healthier route, cut round slices of green peppers and cook eggs in the middle. If you really want to try something authentically Irish, maybe consider tracking down a recipe for haggis.

Snacks

Since St. Patrick’s Day is on a weekend this year, you know you are going to have to give your kids snacks all day. Try colorful ideas like rainbow fruit skewers, leprechaun hats made out of cucumbers, guacamole with green chips, or green smoothies that use spinach for the color.

Sweet Treats

Of course, you’ll have to make some delicious treats to make the day really special. Try some mint Oreo truffles, rainbow cupcakes, green puppy chow, or a whole cake decorated with Lucky Charms marshmallows.

Crafts

For some ideas that aren’t food, your kids would love to make a leprechaun trap, go on a scavenger hunt, or make a rainbow paper plate twirler.

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Tips for Buying Tires

Tires

One of the most important safety features on your car is your tires. This is the only part that keeps your car in contact with the road. If they fail, you won’t be going anywhere. If your tires are getting old and worn down, here are a few tips for buying tires to get you started.

Check the Owner’s Manual

Your owner’s manual will have all the information you need on your car, including what size tires you need. Unless you have modified your vehicle, make sure the tire’s sidewall code matches what is recommended in the manual.

Buy a Full Set

While you might be tempted to just replace the most worn tires, your car will operate the best with a matching set of four.

Check Your Spare

Give your spare tire a thorough inspection. If it is a full-size tire, consider saving the best of your old tires for a new spare.

Break in Your New Tires

New tires may come with a residue that can lessen their grip on the road. This will gradually wear off as your drive. Allow about 500 miles for this to happen. During that time, allow for greater braking distances and don’t try any fast cornering.

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