Fun ideas for St. Patricks Day
by Melissa Brodsky
Saint Patrick’s Day is right around the corner. On March 17th of each year, we celebrate this Irish holiday around the world. And it’s particularly popular here in the United States. Looking for some fun ideas to enjoy with your kids? Here are a few to get you started:
A Bit of History
St. Patrick’s Day isn’t just about wearing green and looking for four-leaf clovers. There’s history to this holiday. Why not work some education into your holiday celebrations? Visit a couple of the following sites to learn more about this March holiday and find interesting facts to share with your kids:
A Taste of Ireland
No holiday celebration is complete without tasty treats to mark the day. Try one or two of the recipes below or really get into the fun by making an entire feast for St. Patty’s Day.
Fun and Games
What’s a holiday without a game or two to enjoy. Make your own trivia game by sharing some fun St. Patty’s Day facts with your kids and then quizzing them to see who remembers the most. You can also get in the spirit with a St. Patrick’s Day scavenger hunt that leads to a pot of make believe gold. Get some exercise with a freeze dance contest set to Irish music or delight the tiniest tikes with a game of pin the hat on the leprechaun.
St. Patty’s Day Crafts
Make time for creativity this St. Patrick’s Day. Get the kids interested in one or more of the following crafts. There’s something for everyone listed below!
Leprechaun Marionette–Made of paper, it’s simple but fun!
Potato Face–This one uses a paper bag and is easy for the younger set.
Shamrock Straw Toppers–Can’t find four-leaf clovers? No problem! Just make your own.
Pot O’ Gold Planter–This one is perfect for a range of ages! Use the finished project for spring planting!
Leprechaun Traps–Here are three choices for imaginative fun!
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