Since I’m not Irish, I missed out on a lot of the St. Patty’s day fun when I was a kid. It just wasn’t something that was celebrated in my house. So when I got older and saw what a big deal other people made of it, even people who weren’t Irish, I knew I needed to jump on this fun bandwagon! Especially after I became a mom, because let’s face it… holidays are just more fun with kids! Now I love St. Patrick’s Day! And with the kiddos, it’s so fun to do crafts and activities with them to celebrate as winter is closing it’s reign on our region of the country. Check out these 12 Fun St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Kids and get ready to go green with the leprechauns!
Speaking of leprechauns, I’m pretty sure this is the most exciting thing about this holiday for my kiddos. What’s not to love about these cute little old men who seem to always be causing mischief? So of course, one of my goals for St. Patrick’s Day fun was to find some fun revolving around leprechauns!
I’m SO doing this. These cute Leprechaun Feet with the green water on the toilet are just too cute! I have a newly potty-training little girl in the house whose mind is going to be blown away when she is ready to go potty! And my little guy is going to think it’s the coolest thing. I’m sure with him being a typical little boy, he’s going to find it hilarious when the water turns blue. 🙂
And how about this awesome idea to leave a letter from the leprechauns on St. Patrick’s Day morning? Since leprechauns are known to cause a bit of trouble, before St. Patrick’s Day, trick the kiddos into thinking the family leprechaun made messes here and there around the house, being the little trickster that those leprechauns are! Have the kids set a “trap” the night before St. Patrick’s Day to see if they can catch him! But alas, they’ll wake up in the morning to the letter and maybe some gold, chocolate coins. So fun!
So I’m a sucker for crafts with my kids. I love doing them and I love seeing their little faces light up as they are creating something that is completely their own! I love seeing their little imaginations come to light and they just are so cute when they’re excited about doing something. Problem is, I don’t have anymore room to display all of these wonderful crafts around the house!
This awesome Shamrock Handprint painting is just so cute and anything that has to do with my kids hand and footprints is pretty much right up my alley. I love looking back to see how much they have grown and it’s such a great reminder of how much fun this season of life was with the kiddos. I’ll cherish these little paintings forever!
St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock pots are pretty much the perfect little craft to put together with your little one! You’ll find everything you need to make these adorable little plant pots from the link and I don’t know about you, but my kids LOVE to watch things grow. Start this little project up in the beginning of March and you’ll have the best little shamrock garden just in time for St. Patrick’s Day! Awesome!
Shamrocks are all of the rage when it comes to St. Patrick’s Day. They are front and center of every event and that being said, there are so many AMAZING crafts that you can do with the little ones to make shamrocks in a variety of different ways. This Apple Shamrock Stamp and this Bell Pepper Shamrock Stamp are two such ways, and of course, when food is involved, my kids are totally game to make a mess!
Games just have to be a part of every holiday, no matter what… right?
This awesomely amazing Lucky Charms Graph Game will get the kids creative juices flowing and anything that they can be doing while they continue to learn is absolutely alright with me! What a great idea to get some math skills in during this fun day, as well.
Looking for something easy and fun to do with the kids around the house during the day on St. Patrick’s Day? Grab a bag of gold chocolate coins and hide them around the house. Just don’t forget where you put them all or you might find a messy surprise for you, come summer! Set the kids loose on their little scavenger hunt for gold coins and whoever finds the most in a set amount of time, wins! What do they win? The gold coins they found of course! 🙂
These fun St. Patrick’s Day Math Games that I found over at Pre-KPages.com are a great way to keep the kiddos learning while still having tons of fun on St. Patrick’s Day. This one particular number hunt game is great for sensory play while matching what they find on the mat. I love this!
What fun would it be to not have treats and small gifts for everyone, come St. Patrick’s Day?! I love these cute ideas for small presents for everyone, no matter who they happen to be from!
This sweet Lucky Charms Individual Cereal Container gift is a great way to get everyone their breakfast easily in the morning! I love the great tag that you can print off for this idea and the awesome little embellishments with the ribbon and shamrocks are great, too. This will make for an easy morning routine for St. Patrick’s Day!
Rainbow Pot of Gold snacks seem pretty much right up everyone’s alley for St. Patrick’s Day, right?! These are totally easy to make and you can decide if you want to make it a treat for the kids that they find throughout the day, that you give to them, or if it can be centered around becoming an activity that the family can do together. The good thing about having the kids help is that they can do the tedious task of sorting all of the colored candies out! And, if they are young kids helping, it will even help them with their hand-eye coordination and sorting skills. It’s a win-win!
Finally, I love the idea of finding their shoes and filling them with St. Patrick’s Day themed treats. Green tic-tacs, gold chocolate coins, Andes Candies Mints, Green suckers, or even some GoGo SqueeZ Applesauce would be great things to put in their shoes to find from those crazy leprechauns! Or, it could be a treat from Grandma and Grandpa if they aren’t able to be around for the fun holiday.
And before the entire day is over and the kids are ready to relax and get ready for bed, you should probably think about giving them their bath on St. Patrick’s Day in green-colored water! Add in some green food coloring and that should do the trick! I can’t wait to see their faces! 🙂
I’m so pumped about starting all of these fun things with the kids and getting them familiar with what St. Patrick’s Day is all about! My son is all about the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow and my little girl is loving it all! Hopefully you found some great ideas to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with your kids. The ideas are rolling now and it’s time to start working on a plan to get all of these fun things in over the next month! Erin Go Braugh!
Do you participate in or create fun St. Patrick’s Day Activities with your family? What kind of things do you do? Comment below and let us know! We can’t wait to hear your fun plans 🙂
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