As a mom, I am always looking for ways to make the holidays special for my kids. I love to fill them up with new, fun and cute traditions that we can continue year after year. A few years ago, we began the Elf on the Shelf tradition and my kids just LOVED it! I mean, like look forward to it all year long loved it. So when I header about McGilly the leprechaun I was so excited. Who is Silly McGilly you ask? He is your children’s new favorite St. Patrick’s day tradition!
Silly McGilly is a wonderful children’s book and stuffed Leprechaun that is sure to be the highlight of the best March holiday there is- St. Patrick’s Day! Silly McGilly is a story of a cute leprechaun that loves to come and visit children for a few days before St. Patrick’s Day and do what leprechauns do best: play silly tricks! He may turn your milk green or maybe write a silly message on your bathroom mirror. Or maybe he’ll leave coins in your shoes or shamrock stickers in a silly place. No matter what McGilly’s trick is, your kids will love it!
Here’s how it works:
Each story book tells McGilly’s tale of how he loves to play fun but happy tricks to make your kid’s laugh before St. Patrick’s Day. Each book comes with a Silly McGilly stuffed leprechaun toy and each night in March you choose to participate, have your kid’s place Silly McGilly toy near a window so that the real Silly McGilly will see it and come play a trick before the morning comes! St. Patrick’s Day will be the final visit of Silly McGilly, but your kids can keep the book and toy all year long to cuddle and play with! The great thing is YOU hold the power to decide what sorts of fun Silly will have in your home and how often Silly will visit; every day in March, once a week, or just the day before St. Patrick’s Day. This is not only a great tradition for home, but also for a classroom too!
What I love is that this book was written by three sisters and moms that just wanted St. Patrick’s Day to come alive for children everywhere! Being Irish myself, I love this. Where I grew up in Massachusetts, we really celebrated this fun holiday but here in Arizona, it doesn’t seem a special. I love that this book and toy can become a fun new tradition for kids everywhere, since “everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!”. This book has been the recipient of many awards and considered one of the best new toys this past year.
Being six months away from St. Patrick’s Day, we decided to read and snuggle a bit with Silly McGilly and my kids absolutely loved him! They loved his story and beautiful, colorful illustrations and hugging the Silly McGilly toy! They can’t wait for March to come now so the real McGilly can play some funny tricks on them.
Are you loving Silly McGilly as much as me? Want to win your own set? I am giving away one Silly McGilly book and toy starting today and ending on Wednesday the 17th at midnight, exactly 6 months before St. Patrick’s day! Enter below for your chance to win your own copy of the book!
“I’ll work my shenanigans while you are snug asleep, don’t worry that I’ll wake you, I will not make a peep. When you wake up, find the trick that I’ve done. I hope your whole family will join in the fun.” – excerpt from Silly McGilly
Learn more about Silly McGilly by checking them out online and on Facebook where you can learn more about this funny leprechaun and get more ideas for tricks for at home or in the classroom! If you want to purchase your own, stop by here and order one!