You certainly don't have to be Irish to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Kids love St. Patrick's Day ... and there's plenty you can do to make the day special for them!
Here are 14 ideas on how to make a memorable St. Patrick's Day for your kiddos:
1. Drink green milk
Secretly add a few drops of green food coloring to a glass of milk of cereal. Tell them the leprechaun must have done it!
2. Make them giggle with green toilet water
Add some green food coloring to the water in the toilet. Oops, I guess the leprechaun forgot to flush!
3. Create a leprechaun trap
Kids love getting creative making a trap to try to catch a leprechaun! Here are two fun examples:
4. Eat Lucky Charms
In my house kids don't get a lot of sugary cereals, but Lucky Charms on St. Patrick's Day is an exception!
5. Cook green pancakes
Just add some green dye to your pancake mix for a special St. Patrick's Day breakfast ... or dinner!
6. Get eggs-cited with green eggs
Green scrambled eggs? Yep! Today is the day to add green food dye to anything you can!
7. Slurp down green mint milkshakes
Yum... we love mint milkshakes. St. Patrick's Day is a great excuse to have one!
8. Hide gold coins around the house
That silly leprechaun dropped gold-wrapped chocolate coins all over the house! Can your kids find them all?
9. Add a note to their lunch
Wish them the luck of the Irish on a piece of paper cut into the shape of a four-leaf clover or rainbow and hidden in their lunch box.
10. Make a rainbow necklace
Simply string Kellogg's Froot Loops cereal onto a string. Kids can wear it ... and then nibble on it for a snack!
11. Grow green grass... from a sponge!
Green is the color of St. Patrick's Day so what better time to sprinkle a few seeds? Check out our easy idea for a DIY sponge grass garden. Kids will love to watch their St. Patrick's Day seeds sprout!
12. Hold a scavenger hunt
See who can find the most green things in the house!
13. Learn the history of St. Patrick's Day
Did you know, for instance, that St. Patrick actually grew up in Britain and not Ireland? Learn more here!
14. Don't forget to wear green!
Because that's what we do.
Local St. Patrick's Day Events
March 8 - Free class for St. Patrick's Day at McClanahan School of Irish Dance
March 8 - Authentic Ireland, St. Patrick's Day Favorites at Williams Sonoma
March 12 - St. Patrick's Day Cookie Decorating at Tway House
March 14 - St Patrick's Day Parade 2020
March 14 - Storytime Featuring Pete the Cat: The Great Leprechaun Chase at Barnes and Noble
March 15 - Free class for St. Patrick's Day at McClanahan School of Irish Dance
March 15 - Goitse Irish Fest
March 15 - St. Patrick's Day Bash at Champs Rollerdrome
March 17 - Shamrock Craft at Learning Express Toys
St. Patrick's Day Crafts
- Three Easy Saint Patrick's Day Crafts for Preschoolers
- Easy Glitter Slime Recipe for St. Patrick’s Day
- Leprechaun Masks - St. Patrick's Day Craft
- Family Project - Build a Leprechaun Trap
St. Patrick's Recipes
- St. Patrick’s Day Treats
- Lucky's Layered Lime Dessert
- Green Smoothie
- Eat the Rainbow: 5 Colors to Eat!
- 3-ingredient “Lucky Leprechaun” Cookie-Candy Bark
- Corned Beef and Cabbage in the Slow Cooker
- A St. Patrick's Day Favorite: The Triple Decker Corned Beef Special
- A Green Treat: How to Make Kale Chips With Just 5 Ingredients
St. Patrick's Day Fun
Valarie Fisher is the publisher of Macaroni Kid Roseville-Rocklin-Lincoln, Calif.
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