Whether you’re Irish or not, St. Patrick’s Day is just an all around fun holiday. If your days of knocking back pints at the pub are long gone, the fun doesn’t have to stop there! St. Patrick’s Day as a family can be just as fun as previous years, in the before-kids era, (maybe even more fun!) Here are some fun activities that you can do with your kids to make this holiday a memorable day, every single year. 🥰💚
1. Plan a visit from the Leprechauns!
Wake up before the kiddos and add some leprechaun footprint stickers to the floor. You can even add some green food dye to the toilets. Your kids will have so much fun with this! Their excitement and giggles will be well worth it! 😜
2. Take up some St. Patrick’s Day Themed Crafts
There are tons of ways to get crafty on St. Patrick’s day! From paper plate rainbows to shamrock popsicle stick puppets, you can keep your kids entertained and use their completed crafts as festive holiday decorations. That's what you call a win-win! 🎨
3. Talk about your Family Tree
St. Patrick’s Day is a day that originates from Irish culture, so it is a great day to talk with your kids about your own family’s background. Take a look at your family tree, if you have one made, and talk with the kids about where their ancestors came from. However, reminder... everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! 😉🌳
4. Listen to Irish Music!
Playing some festive Irish tunes is a super fun way to engage the whole family in this fun holiday. You never know, it may even cause a dance party! 🎶
5. Enjoy some Irish food or use green food coloring to make your own festive treats!
From a traditional Irish breakfast to soda bread, there are tons of delicious, Irish foods that everyone in the family will enjoy. You can even do some St. Patrick’s day baking and add green food coloring to your favorite cookie or cupcake recipes — the kids are sure to love it. 🍵
6. Teach your kids about the History of St. Patrick’s Day
Make sure to teach your kids that this holiday is about more than just wearing green and getting pinched by leprechauns. Talk to your kids about the real meaning of St. Patrick’s Day and explain to them where this holiday originates from. Don’t know the history of this holiday off the top of your head? That’s okay! You can always look it up and read all about it online. Everyone will learn something new and it’s a great opportunity to bond as a family. 🍀😊