Beard parades and other fun St. Patrick’s Day activities for your kids
By Aimee Heckel
It’s your lucky week: St. Patrick’s Day is coming up, which means you have another holiday to hang your children’s entertainment on.
There’s plenty to do leading up to the big (or little) St. Paddy’s parade in your town. Here are four fun St. Patrick’s Day activities for your kids:
1. Play Shamrock Bingo. The Etsy shop, Dorky Prints (um, how awesome is that name?), offer a great selection of inexpensive St. Patrick’s-themed games you can download straight from the web, including Shamrock Bingo, for just $3.99.
2. Organize a beard parade in your neighborhood. Yeah, you read that right. Something endlessly funny happens to kids when they put on beards. Round up all the neighbor kids this weekend and help them make simple beard masks with green construction paper. Adorn them with cotton balls dyed green, green yarn or even feathers. Then give them a big bucket of green beads and parade through the park, passing out necklaces to the other kids and neighbors they see.
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3. Organize an Irish rubber duck race. Weather permitting, drop these little Irish rubber duckies in a river and try to guess the winner. Too chilly? Do it in your own bathtub using man-made waves at bath time. Try pushing them down under water and seeing whose hops highest in the air, too. While you’re in the bath tub, pick up a Shamrock beach ball from Oriental Trading Company.
4. Two words: Shamrock. Pinata. Fill it with green candy, stickers, necklaces and other party favors. Or make it the explosive rainbow, stocked with colorful Skittles and Starbursts. Beat it with a “leprechaun cane.” Pinatas are one of the most fun and totally underutilized joys for kids.
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