Holidays are not just for having fun; some holidays are also of high historical value. As much as we would love to relax, we should take out some time and teach children about the significance of the day.
Saint Patrick played a major role in bringing Christianity to Ireland, and on this day, Irish people celebrate their heritage and culture.
It's still a day to have fun. Here, I have listed a lot of activities that are fun to do and will also give your kids lessons about the day.
Activities To Do On St. Paddy's Day:
- Read St. Patrick's Day Themed Books
What’s a better way to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day than reading a book to the kids and enlightening them about it?
There is a wide range of books for toddlers and teens that you can either read to them or ask them to read out as part of a St. Patrick's day activity.
Here are some books you can choose from.
- Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt
St. Patrick's Day activities will be incomplete without a scavenger hunt. But don't worry; you don't have to make elaborate arrangements to make your scavenger hunt successful!
Simply download this printable scavenger hunt list for kids and hand this over to your little hunters! The list is pretty simple, all the things they'll look for are probably already there in your home.
- Magic Rainbow Activity
What's better than engaging your kids in an activity that can also teach them something new and valuable? So, here's a St. Patrick's day special science activity that you can do with kids that is fun yet has a lot to learn about.
By making this magic rainbow, they'll be able to learn about complex science concepts like how water molecules move and how some solids absorb liquids!
Very few things are needed in this experiment. Even if you are planning to do it with a bunch of kids, it won't be a problem. So check out how to grow a rainbow!
- Make A Rainbow Without Rain
We all love watching a rainbow but not everyone likes the rain before it! Especially if you have a lot of plans for St Paddy's Day, the last thing you would want is to rain!
But you don't need rain to see a rainbow! With this activity, you can make your own rainbow whenever you want, wherever you want!
Check out how you can fill your kid's room with rainbow stripes and make their day even more memorable!
- Make An Irish Soda Bread
If your little one loves lending you a hand while cooking, then they must be intrigued to do this activity with you! Nothing makes a kid happier than seeing their batter puffing in the oven!
Irish Soda Bread holds great importance in the history of Ireland. While the bread bakes in the oven, you can also give your little one some history lessons on that! What a delicious lesson it will be!
Hence, check out this easy-peasy recipe for making Irish Soda Bread.
- A Virtual Trip To Ireland
If you have Irish roots but never got a chance to take your little one to Ireland, worry not! Technology is there to save the day. You might not be able to go to Ireland physically, but you can definitely go there virtually, right?
What better day to take a virtual trip to Ireland than St. Patrick's day? There's a long list of iconic places that have this facility. Check them out, and plan your virtual trip ASAP!
Crafts Your Kids Can Make. St. Patrick's Day Special:
From Leprechauns to Shamrocks, you will learn to make everything that screams St. Patrick's Day, keep on reading.
- Lucky Leprechaun Cutout
These lucky leprechaun cutouts are the easiest to make and will turn out to be a great craft activity for your kid. You can stick them on a greeting card or paste them on cardboard to make a standalone decor.
If painting and tracing are too much for your young one, you can just download and print these ready-colored templates and ask them to simply cut and paste them.
- Leprechaun Finger Puppet
Make your St. Paddy's Day story time even more fun with these finger puppets! The best part? Your little one can easily make these on their own, even if they are preschoolers.
Not only will this be a great fine motor practice for them, but seeing you use the puppets they made will also encourage them to be more creative!
Check out how you can make these little leprechaun finger puppets.
- Handprint Leprechaun Head
If your kid wants to make something fun and quirky on St. Patrick's day, then this handprint leprechaun ticks all the boxes.
It is super easy, and your kids will love making them, especially the part where they have to trace their hands.
Now check out what supplies you will need and how to make these!
- Paper roll Mini Leprechaun
Now let's do some recycling and put those paper rolls to some use! These paper roll leprechauns are not only adorable but are a great way to upcycle things!
If you don't want to make an entire leprechaun, just make the hat. The shiny green hats alone are enough to give the St. Paddy's day vibes.
Check out how to make one.
- Cupcake Liner Leprechauns
Promise this is the last of the leprechauns ones (I admit I'm biased toward them)!
Christmas season just went by, and a lot of us baked cupcakes during the holidays. So there might be some cupcake liners lying around in your cupboards.
It is time to take them out, use them, and make some leprechaun heads.
And here's how you can do it.
- 3D Paper Shamrock
Now that I bombed you with so many leprechaun craft ideas, it is time to make some shamrocks!!
This 3D shamrock looks so gorgeous that even if the celebrations are over, you can definitely keep it in the room to add a touch of green.
You can switch to green art paper if you don't have green tissue paper. Trying to paint on tissue paper was an epic fail for me, so I wouldn’t recommend that!
For more details, follow this tutorial by Amanda.
- Rainbow Rainstick
I brought the leprechauns, I brought the rainbows, and now I bring the rain too!
Not the one that will force you to cancel your plans, but the one that is soothing to your ears!
Making this rainstick is so easy that even your kid in kindergarten can manage it alone.
To add a little St. Patrick's day touch, you can decorate it in a rainbow pattern, just as shown in the tutorial.
- Edible Rainbow And Gold Pot
Rainbows are not only a sight for sore eyes but can also be a treat for your tastebuds!
It is a great snack idea if your kid is having their friends over to celebrate St. Paddy's Day.
This edible rainbow idea will definitely bring some color to your day (and to your kid's tongue)!
Here’s how to make one.
- Shamrock Garland
Garlands are a must for any occasion where you need to decorate your house! And what's better than a shamrock garland for celebrating St. Patrick's day?
Even if the celebration day is over, you can keep this shamrock garland hanging to add a little more luck!
Here is the easiest way of making it.
- Sparkly Lime Jello Playdough
Even if you don't have the time and supplies to make St. Patrick's Day special decorations, you can still have a little touch of green.
With very simple ingredients, you can make this popping lime jello playdough that your kids are going to definitely enjoy playing with.
So check out how easily you can make this sparkly lime jello playdough with ingredients available in your kitchen.
- Paddy's Day Special Slime
Over the past few years, people have been going crazy over slime (I love it too, not going to lie). They are a great stress buster and super fun to play with.
So why not make some St. Paddy's Day special green slime at home?
Don't stress if you don't have the exact same shamrock confetti. You can easily switch them up with some round circular ones and make a gold coin-themed slime!
Here's the tutorial on how to make the base slime.
- Paper Plate Clover
To accompany your upcycled leprechauns, here's an uncycled clover craft idea!
Grab those extra paper plates and make some sparkly green clovers. You can make multiple of these and keep them at different places across the house too.
I would suggest making these and the upcycled leprechauns together to have an entirely eco-friendly theme.
But even if you want to make the clover only, here's how to do it!
- Find The Gold Telescope
How can you win the St. Patrick's Day hunt if you don't have the perfect telescope? This "find the gold" telescope will make sure your little one is the first to find the item listed on their scavenger hunt.
Or, who knows, they may even find the gold pot at the end of the rainbow!
Take a look at how you can make a colorful rainbow telescope in under 20 minutes.
Games Specially Made For St. Patrick's Day:
Now that I am done giving activities and craft ideas for St. Patrick's day, let's end the list with some fun and memorable games!
- St. Patrick's Day Fortune Teller
We all love taking a peek at our future, and fortune teller is a game that most of us loved playing growing up. This one is specially made for St. Patrick's day.
Every choice leads to a unique answer, and even grown-ups will have a great time playing along.
All you need to do is, download the printable template and then follow the tutorial on how to fold it.
- St Patrick's Day Bingo
Bingo is one of my all-time favorite games, especially if we are having a lot of family and friends over for a party! You can use the free printable bingo cards and play with as many people as you want.
And when I say as many, I mean you can play it with FORTY people at the same time! So now you know what game to play with everyone this upcoming St. Paddy's Day.
- St. Patrick's day I Spy
Here's another game that I loved playing as a child. And I can assure you this will grab your little tornado's entire attention for quite some time and make them sit quietly.
If your kid loves playing word games or games where they have to find small hidden details, then they will have a blast playing this.
All you have to do is, download the free printable templates and hand those over to them.
- Pot of Gold Relay
If you want to engage your kids in some physical activity so that they can channel all their energy, then this game will be perfect for them.
This game requires a lot of running and, most importantly, having fun with family and friends.
Click here to learn about how the game is played.
- Shamrock Bounce
Even if there are only a couple of people to play with, this game will surely keep you entertained for hours! Plus, this game will test how well you can aim! The more landings you make, the more points you get.
Check out what things you need to play this and what the rules are!
Hope you enjoyed all the ideas I picked with love and care.
Comment down below which one is your absolute favorite and will be a part of your upcoming St. Paddy's day celebrations.
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