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L Is for Lucky Leprechaun Lunch

Snacks for letter L - Lucky Leprechaun Lunch

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner!

Though we don’t have a pot of gold to share with you here, we do have another great St. Patrick’s Day ABC Snacks idea for you to enjoy with your little leprechauns!

With this holiday-inspired veggie snack, your children will have fun creating and eating a great snack, learning about St. Patrick, and practicing the letter L—all at the same time.

And you never know, this fun-loving leprechaun might even convince your little ones to eat their veggies.

It certainly looks like Corbin and Emma enjoyed eating theirs! Give it a try…and may the luck of the Irish be with you!

Children arranging veggies on plate Children enjoying snack

Lucky Leprechaun Lunch

Here’s what you’ll need to make this snack for one child:

  • Small bowl
  • ½ cup ready-made ranch dressing
  • Green pepper or zucchini
  • 3-4 black olives
  • 7-8 baby carrots

Directions:

  1. Fill bowl with ranch dressing.
  2. Arrange a carrot beard around the bottom of bowl.
  3. Slice each black olive into 3 or 4 thin round slices.
  4. Cut and arrange green pepper or zucchini pieces to form hat.
  5. Create a face with slices of olive and carrot.
  6. Decorate hat with slices of olive and carrot.
  7. Arrange remaining olive slices around your leprechaun.

Variations:

  • Substitute homemade veggie dip made from your favorite recipe.
  • Use any veggies or “dippable” treat your child prefers.
Child arranging veggies on plate Child placing hat made of bell pepper into dip

Teaching Tips

  • As you and your child assemble your leprechaun, practice saying /l/–/l/–lucky leprechaun lunch together.
  • Can your preschooler make the letter L out of baby carrots? What other letters can he make?
  • Read about St. Patrick in this book by Tomie DePaola.
  • Download ABC Snacks: Tips for Working on Pre-Reading Skills for more teaching tips.
  • Make snacks for every letter of the alphabet with my ABC Snacks series!
Bowl of veggies and ranch dip

Want More Snacks for letter L?

Find snacks for letter L and more with the ABC Snacks Cookbooks series that includes more than 40 snack recipes for your preschoolers!

Free ABC Snacks Cookbook

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Annette O'Donnell

says:

What a cute way for children to enjoy eating. St Patrick is a great saint to celebrate

Ruby

says:

I love this I’m going to do this with my son. I love all about learning.

Jamie

says:

Yummy!! My 3 yr old will love this!

Sarah

says:

Such a cute idea!

Andrea

says:

Fabulous!

Karina Townsend

says:

Adorable idea… we definitely need cute ideas for healthy snacks! thank you for sharing!

Beth

says:

Thank you for all of the great teaching tips and ideas!

Tracey

says:

This is such a great idea! My husband’s family is irish and anything that will bring irish heritage to our homeschool classroom is definitely a thumbs up for him. Thank you

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

You’re welcome, Tracey. This does sound like it would be an especially good activity/snack for your family. Enjoy!

Richelle

says:

Love it! Healthy and cute!

Lisa

says:

Super cute and yummy!

Michelle Franklin

says:

How cute!

Teri

says:

Love the fun snack idea!!

Heather

says:

How fun!

Angela Hamilton

says:

I love this!!!! Thanks for sharing the ABC series snacks list as well!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

You’re welcome, Angela. I hope you have lots and lots of snacky fun!

Ashley R

says:

Such an adorable, festive and healthy snack!

drasma

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great

Maurissa Pence

says:

mmm, makes me hungry! This would help my kids remember the letter sounds.

Robin E.

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Maurissa,
Yes! Learning letter sounds in this delicious way does make them easier to remember. 😊

Dana Brown

says:

So cute!

crystal

says:

My kids prefer hummus with their carrots.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Hummus would work great instead of the ranch dip, Crystal. I completely understand as I prefer hummus too.

Jessica

says:

Great idea!

Bronwynn

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Yay for the cookbook!

Erin

says:

Haha! Looks yummy AND cute!

Jennifer

says:

Cute and creative? We’ll have to try that!

Naeva Marc, Koala-Woman

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Even though I do not celebrate St Patrick’s Day, as obviously I am Australian, this looks like a great meal for the cubs!

Erica Lasham

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Thanks for the wonderful cookbook my students will love making the recipes from this.

Robin E.

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You’re welcome, Erica! I hope you have lots of fun with these recipes.

Jess

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Love these fun ideas to bring learning into our everyday. Thanks for sharing!

Heather

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We’ve been eyeing up the All About program for next years homeschool. Wondering if we could just do all about spelling as I have a solid reader already.

Robin E.

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Heather,
Yes! All About Spelling stands alone. Check out our placement help for deciding if you should start with level 1 or level 2. Let me know if you have any questions.

Sharon carson

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My 6 year old is really struggling. This looks great!

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