Tuesday, March 7, 2023

8 St. Patrick's Day Activities for Kids

St. Patrick's Day Activities for Kids

St. Patrick's day is a very big deal here in Chicago. We go for it, Irish or otherwise. My kids treat it like any other holiday and really get in the spirit. Today I thought I'd share some of the things we do to make it fun. 

1. Wear green.

2. Make an Irish meal.
A friend from Ireland recently told that no one in Ireland eats corned beef and cabbage, but that doesn't mean you don't have to! I've actually never had it, but I do love love vegetarian shephard's pie.

3. Go to a St. Paddy's Day parade.
We've actually never been to one, but have plans this year!

4. Make a leprechaun trap.
My kids are experts at this. You can find a ton of ideas with a quick Google search, or even buy one. 

5. Color your drinks green.
A little green food coloring goes a long way. Or you can go a more natural route and make smoothies with spinach in them.

6. Get craftin'.
We have handmade St. Paddy's Day crafts all over our house right now. Paint rainbows with cotton ball cloud. Cut shamrocks out of green construction paper and make a garland. If you have green paper or colors, the possibilities are endless.

7. Read St. Patrick's Day themed books.
My kids love holiday themed books, and we keep a few St. Patricks Day themed ones for this time of year.

8. Have a coin hunt.
Leprechauns bring and hide coins throughout our house while we're sleeping the night before St. Patrick's Day, and our kids look forward to the hunt for weeks.



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