10 Ways To Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day With Your Kids

Irish Soda Bread baked in a cast iron skillet with Shamrock Beads for Saint Patrick's Day

Are you looking for ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with your kids that go beyond wearing green? There are tons of ways you can have some family fun during the holiday. Instead of finding something through trial and error, check out these 10 ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with kids.

1.      Make Rainbows

If you have little children, you can tackle the Rainbow Preschool Craft. You need construction paper, cotton balls, and some glue to create adorable rainbows to hang around your house.

2.      Enjoy Green Food and an Irish-themed Movie

Instead of celebrating for an hour or two, you can make a night of it with dinner and a movie. First, create a menu of green food, such as guacamole, green candy, and spinach pesto pasta. Then choose a family-friendly Irish movie to enjoy, such as Disney’s “The Luck of the Irish.” Oh, and you can have some green-colored popcorn as a snack while watching.

3.      Hide Gold Chocolate Coins Around the House

Do your kids look forward to the Easter egg hunt each year? If so, they’ll get just as excited about a chocolate gold coin hunt on St. Patrick’s Day. Hide the delicious coins around your house and unleash your kids to find them.

4.      Bake Irish Soda Bread

If you want to teach your kids about Irish culture while having some fun, you can bake Irish soda bread together. You can even turn it into a science lesson by explaining how the bread rises without yeast.

5.      Make Kid-friendly St. Patrick’s Day Drinks

Since “green” is the theme of the day, how about making some kid-friendly green drinks? You can serve green milk, a leprechaun shake, and other concoctions for St. Patrick’s Day.

6.      Make Rainbow Shaker Wands

Your kids will get into the celebratory spirit when they make Rainbow Shaker Wands. The craft is easy to make, and the wands will be ready to use in just over an hour. Then your little ones can shake the wands to make the bells chime.

7.      Make Toilet Paper Roll Leprechauns

You can add a little luck to the celebration by making Toilet Paper Roll Leprechauns with your kids. It’s amazing what you can do with an empty toilet paper roll, some green paper, and a little paint.

8.      Create a Leprechaun Trap

Do your kids want to catch a few extra leprechauns on St. Patrick’s Day? If so, they need to build a leprechaun trap. Then, after creating the trap and adding some bait, they need to wait to see if they snag a leprechaun or two.

9.      Teach Your Kids an Irish Jig

Your family can put your dancing skills to the test by learning an Irish jig to celebrate the holiday. First, search online for traditional Irish dancing videos. Then watch them as a family, learn the moves, and hit the dance floor.

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10. Go by Your Leprechaun Name for the Day

Your kids might not realize it, but everyone has special leprechaun names. They can switch to the secret name during St. Patrick’s Day before reverting to the name on their birth certificates. Your leprechaun name is based on the first letter of your first name, your month of birth, and the first letter of your last name. Find everyone’s leprechaun names and use them for the day.

These activities will help you have a memorable St. Patrick’s Day with your kids. They’re so much fun that you might end up with a new annual tradition.

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