When you think of St. Patrick's Day, you might have thoughts of green beer and wild parties. But the truth is, there are many ways to enjoy St. Patrick's Day as a family. If you aren't sure about where to begin, take a look below at these 10 Family-Friendly St. Patrick's Day Activities. You will find that these activities are simple yet entertaining, and even budget-friendly as well. Here are some ideas to get you started and allow you to celebrate St. Patrick's Day as a family!
10 Family-Friendly St. Patrick's Day Activities
1. Attend a local parade.
Many cities have a St. Patrick's Day parade filled with floats, bands, and more! Take your family to a local parade where they can see all of the colors, catch some candy, and hear some festive music. If you don't have one in your area, dress up and create one yourselves!
2. Enjoy some St. Patrick's Day reading.
Head to the library and check out some St. Patrick's Day reads. St. Patrick's Day by Gail Gibbons is a great book to get you started! You will find that most libraries make a display with all of their St. Patrick's Day offerings in March, so you should have a nice variety to choose from.
3. Make a St. Patrick's Day sensory bin.
Fill a tub or box with this rainbow dyed rice and then add plastic gold coins, green cups, measuring spoons, plastic clovers, and other St. Patrick's Day findings. Let kids bury the items, pour, scoop, and enjoy a St. Patrick's Day themed experience!
4. Go on a clover hunt.
Grab a package of paper clovers from your local dollar store, or, make your own from craft paper. Let one person hide the clovers and when done, allow everyone else to search for them. Each clover equals one point, so the person who finds the most wins.
5. Try some Irish dancing.
Check Youtube to find examples of traditional Irish jigs. You will find them to be quite fun and catchy! Learn one as a family and you will not only get in the spirit of the holiday, but you will be getting exercise as well.
7. Make your own leprechaun floats.
Mix together lime sherbet and a clear soda such as Sprite. Add whipped cream and some green or rainbow sugar sprinkles. Now all you need to do is add a straw and spoon and enjoy!
8. Craft a family rainbow.
Use finger paints and have each family member color their hands with one of the colors. If you don't have enough family members, a few can color both hands. Press your hands onto paper to create a rainbow. The order you will go in is red, orange, yellow, green, blue, then purple.
9. Host a green fashion show.
Have each family member put on every article of green clothing they own. Then, put on some fun music and host a fashion show. There are sure to be lots of laughs!
10. Make your own clover thumbprint stamps.
Dip thumbs in green paint and press them to paper. Repeat four times, placing the prints closely together so they resemble a lucky four leaf clover. Add a stem with some crayon and you have the perfect little thumbprint clovers. These Wine Cork Clover Stamps are another fun clover themed craft.
See how easy and fun it can be to celebrate St. Patrick's Day as a family? Give these 10 Family-friendly St. Patrick's Day activities a try this year and see which ones your family enjoys the most!