St. Patrick’s Day can be a fun time for the whole family. Take a look below at 10 ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with kids that you can try. You will find that there are many fun and frugal ways to celebrate this holiday, all of which are family friendly and sure to have your kids green with excitement. Here is how you can get started.
10 Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Kids
1. Enjoy a green feast.
Plan out and enjoy a green feast, where everything you eat is green. Try for green jello, grapes, green apples, broccoli and dip, guacamole and chips, and of course green juice. There are so many green foods to try and enjoy!
2. Attend a St. Patrick’s Day parade.
St. Patrick’s Day parades are common in most cities. Check with local offices and see if there will be any parade events held in your area. It is so fun to see all of the floats, costumes, and entertainment a parade offers.
3. Go four-leaf clover hunting.
Head out for some good old-fashioned clover hunting. Look for four-leaf clovers and preserve any you find. Children will love exploring the clovers and counting the leaves for the lucky four-leaf ones. If you find one, you can save it using this tutorial for drying and pressing clovers.
4. Create a leprechaun trap.
Prop up a laundry basket with a stick and place some chocolate gold coins under it. In the morning remove the coins and lower the trap like the leprechaun came and escaped. Kids will get a kick out of setting up their trap and seeing what they can catch. Here is a tutorial for creating a leprechaun trap.
5. Explore the rainbow.
You can’t talk about leprechauns without talking about rainbows. Explore the colors of the rainbow with watercolors, finger paints, or multi-colored play dough. You can even build your own rainbow with pipe cleaners.
6. Enjoy a traditional St. Patrick’s Day meal.
Prepare some corned beef, cabbage, and roasted carrots in the crockpot. You can also enjoy some bread and butter and some pistachio pudding (not Irish, but very green!) for dessert. It is a tasty meal the whole family will enjoy. You can also make corned beef in a pressure cooker with this easy recipe.
7. Learn about St. Patrick.
Take to the internet to see what you can learn about St. Patrick. Or, visit your local library for some children’s books about St. Patrick, Ireland, or St. Patrick’s Day in general.
8. Go on a gold coin hunt.
Buy a bag of chocolate gold coins from your local dollar store. Take a few minutes to hide the gold coins all over the house and let children search for them. When they are all done, they can enjoy their golden treats.
9. Try an Irish jig.
Watch videos of traditional Irish dancing on Youtube and try creating the moves yourself. Find some fast paced, Irish music and get those feet moving.
10. Make your own “Don’t Pinch Me” pins.
Find some green felt, craft paper, or craft foam. Decorate them with markers, stickers, or glitter. Then, wear your Don’t Pinch Me” pins on St. Patrick’s Day so no one pinches you.
See how fun St. Patrick’s Day can be? Give these activities a try with your own family and see how much fun you can have.