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2. Sponsor’s Spot: Beautiful Gift Baskets
3. Weekly Topic: St. Patrick’s Day
4. Link to St. Patrick’s Day
5. Note from a Reader
6. Related Games
7. Quote of the Week
8. Classified Ads
9. Subscription Management
#1. March 8, 2006
Thank you for all those jokes. We now have +812 jokes posted, up from 750 last week when I enlisted your help. We still have a long way to go
before topping 1000, so please keep those jokes coming:
Submit Kids Jokes Here
Here’s one that came in today, from Sydney A., age 8, Sunbury-on-Thames, England:
Take away my first letter.
Take away my second.
Take away all my letters and I still remain the same.
What am I?
Click here for the punchline
Over at FreeKidsColoring.com, St. Patrick’s Day coloring pages are up. And I started something new: print and
color bookmarks. You’ll see one in the St. Patrick’s Day coloring category. Feedback on
the bookmark idea welcome here.
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
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#3. St. Patrick’s Day
by Barbara J. Feldman
St. Patrick’s Day Printable (** for premium members only)
Since we’re all Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, here’s a wee bit of history about our patron saint. St. Patrick was a Christian missionary credited with converting Ireland from paganism to Christianity. He lived at the end of the 4th century, and because that was so long ago, it is often difficult to separate St. Patrick facts from legends. Learn more about St. Patrick, leprechauns, and lucky shamrocks at the following St. Patrick’s Day picks.
Black Dog: St. Patrick’s Day History
“The most famous legend about St. Patrick is that he miraculously drove snakes and all venomous beasts from Ireland by banging a drum. . . . However, this legend is probably a metaphor for his driving the pagans from Ireland, as snakes were often associated with pagan worship.” Learn about the patron saint of Ireland, the legend of the serpents, shamrocks and leprechauns. When you’re done, be sure to visit the games page. You’ll find the St. Pat’s Fun and Games link at the bottom of the page.
Enchanted Learning: St. Patrick’s Day
For St. Patrick’s Day craft ideas and printable worksheets, Enchanted Learning is da bomb! Some of the best clicks are only for paying members, but among the free pages are instructions on making a kissable Blarney Stone, a template for cutting out a tiny leprechaun hat, an Ireland map and quiz, and my personal favorite Green Things. Green Things is an entire page devoted to all things green, from alligator to zucchini, including a green leprechaun marionette you can make from cardboard and paper connectors.
History Channel: History of St. Patrick’s Day
If you have a broadband connection, start your History Channel visit with the video clip, then peruse the menu on the left-hand side. I had always wondered why St. Patrick’s Day was celebrated with corned beef and cabbage. Under “History of the Holiday” I learned that around the turn of the century, Irish immigrants in New York learned about corned beef from their Jewish neighbors, and paired it with their traditional cabbage as a low cost alternative to Irish bacon. Don’t miss clicks include two quizzes and Literary Ireland.
… to continue reading, visit Surfnetkids: St. Patrick’s Day.
#4. Link to St. Patrick’s Day
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#5. Note from a Reader
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#6. Related Games
St. Patrick’s Day Word Search
Printable St. Patrick’s Day Word Search
http://www.surfnetkids.com/printables/Word_Searches/st_patricks_day-ws.pdf (** for premium members only)
St. Patrick’s Day Scrambler
St. Patrick’s Day Coloring
#7. Quote of the Week
“Today is yesterday’s pupil.” ~~ Benjamin Franklin (1706 – 1790) American statesman and inventor
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