Are you looking for ways to add a little St. Patrick’s day fun to your child’s day and your own? Make it magical one of these ways to celebrate St Patricks Day with kids or use all of them to catch some of the “LUCK O’ THE IRISH” for your own little leprechaun.
7 Ways to Celebrate St Patricks Day With Kids
Yes, I love holidays even the little ones like St. Patrick’s Day! I use them as an excuse to plan special little things to make memories with the kids! So here are a few easy ideas to make your day a bit more green!
- Put on the green – Before it even makes it’s appearance, plan your green gear ahead of time for St. Patrick’s day. You can pick up a festive shirt especially for the day but I like to get a little more bang for my buck. Pick up a plain green t-shirt, fashion a 4 leaf clover from a pipe cleaner, felt, or craft foam and attach to shirt with a safety-pin. This way after the holiday the shirt is still wearable! Or you can break out fabric markers and make your own shirt like I did with our DIY Valentine’s Day shirt!
- Breakfast – Start out the day with a festive meal. You can add fresh spinach to scrambled eggs, fry up inside of a slice of green pepper, serve milk dyed green, and a cup of lucky charms. Or make up a batch of your favorite pancake recipe, divide up the batter and use food coloring to make rainbow hues, cook, and then stack em’ high. How cool a mom are you going to be?
- Pack a Green Lunch – Think green for a lucky lunch! Spinach tortillas make a great shell for a wrap filled with their favorites like lunch meat or diced chicken. Include a green apple, green jello, rainbow candy, cucumber slices, kiwi, green grapes, and other green treats.
- Leave a Trail of Gold – Leave gold wrapped chocolate coins throughout the house as if a leprechaun left them. Maybe a sprinkle of gold glitter for a magical touch.
- Make a Leprechaun Trap – Set out cups, string, tape,stickers, pipe cleaners, gold and green paper, colorful candies, and a touch of gold for bait. Encourage you little one to create a leprechaun trap using their imagination and the supplies you have provided.
- Hunt 4 Leaf Clovers – Search the yard for clover patches, you may not find one but how fun will it be trying? Crawling around on your hands and knees with your little ones and giggling up a storm is an easy way to make plenty of memories!
- Make a rainbow – Fingerpaint, draw on a chalkboard with colored chalk, or use dry erase on the window to create a welcoming rainbow for guests. Or tear pieces of colored construction paper to make a beautiful mosaic. Remind them that they are your pot of gold at the end of that rainbow.
It’s easy to make the day just a bit special without feeling like you have to do a lot to prepare! It’s the little things that count!
What is your favorite way to celebrate St Patricks Day with kids?