sanding sugarLooking for kid-friendly ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Use these family-friendly fun ideas for St. Patrick’s Day to get into the festive spirit.
St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. The most festive place to celebrate this holiday would be in Dublin, Ireland but I’m pretty sure most of you won’t be traveling there on St. Patrick’s Day so I am here to share some other kid-friendly ways you can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day close to home.
We have many ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
Our St. Patrick’s Day Crafts
We try to make some St. Patrick’s Day crafts every year. There are so many different types of St. Patrick’s Day crafts but these are some of our favorites.
Have a Craft Day
There are so many other options for St. Patrick’s Day Crafts. From felt projects of shamrocks and rainbows to paper cards that tell of funny St. Patrick’s Day or Irish themed jokes. You and the kids can gather up those craft supplies and enjoy a fun-filled day of making up many rainbows, a pot of gold and other St. Patrick’s Day crafts found on Pinterest.
Rainbows on a Stick
Rainbows on a Stick is a craft and snack in one. Rainbows on a Stick can be a St. Patrick’s Day craft or a St. Patrick’s Day snack. Using only 3 ingredients, it is that simple.
Leprechaun Hand Print
Creating this Easy St. Patrick’s Day Craft- Leprechaun Hand Print is so simple. Kids love being able to paint their hands to create a craft so they will love making a little leprechaun that is also a puppet.
Easy Shamrock Stamp from Peppers
One of our first crafts for St. Patrick’s Day was using a green pepper as a stamp. It is an Easy Shamrock Stamp that kids can stamp over and over again.
St. Patrick’s Day Snacks
It’s fun to get in the kitchen with your kids any time of the year, but on St. Patrick’s Day you can enjoy this activity with your kids even more. While there are many St. Patrick’s Day recipes, we have some favorite St. Patrick’s Snacks that we make often. Like mentioned above there is the Rainbow on a Stick.
Irish Flag Parfaits
My kids ask for Irish Flag Parfaits all year long. It is one of their favorite snacks. Made with green grapes, yogurt, and mandarin oranges, it is so simple to make, and fun too.
Looking for a green food idea? Broccoli salad is a natural green side dish that tastes yummy and kids will love it.
Non-Alcoholic St. Patrick’s Day Punch
I can not say how much everyone loves this St. Patrick’s Day Punch. Around St. Patrick’s Day it gets thousands of views a day and people come back to make it again and again. What I love is it can be used for anything really. It can be used at Christmas with some red sanding sugar. It can be used for celebrating spring and summer. Or just made for a get together because it tastes good.
Play Leprechaun Jokes
Some schools have an upside down classroom with chairs turned up and things hanging from the walls as a means to show the kids those pesky Leprechauns visited overnight. Try to have some tricks in your homes, such as green toilet water and things all out of place to have some fun with the kids.
Find a Local Parade
If you live near a location where they’ll be hosting a St. Patrick’s Day Parade, New York City, and Chicago are the two top places, then head off with the kids to enjoy a parade. In Chicago, they even dye the river green in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.
Pot O’ Gold Treasure Hunt
Make treasure boxes with your kids and fill them with some goodies. Then go hide them on the kids and create a little map that helps them go around locating these treasure boxes, taking only one thing out each time they find a box. This is usually fun for younger kids on St. Patrick’s Day. Here are some cardboard treasure chests that you might be able to use.
Make Green Carnations
Pick up some white carnations at your local florist. Grab some green food coloring, water and a vase or two. Mix a couple of drops of green food coloring in the water that you have in the vase, place the carnation stems in the vase and watch as your carnations turn green over time.
There you have it, a few kid-friendly ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year. While there are many other activities to do no this fun holiday, these ideas should get you started in the right direction to enjoy a fun-filled day together.