5 Ways to Make St. Patrick’s Day Special for Your Kids

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and whether you are Irish or not, it is still a fun holiday to celebrate! There are so many fun ways to make this day special for your kids that, best of all, don’t include gifts, like most holidays do! Spend this day wearing green and celebrating the luck of the Irish with these five fun ideas for making this day special for you and your kids.

Have some green milk

Tint your kids milk green with a drop or two of food coloring to start your St. Patrick’s Day off right! To make it even more fun, pretend that the St. Patrick’s Day leprechaun did it.

Have a rainbow snack

Make your St. Patrick’s Day snack even more special by serving something from every color of the rainbow! Try red strawberries, orange orange slices, yellow pineapple, green apple slices, blueberries, and purple grapes. Your kids will love the fun rainbow treat and you will love how healthy it is!

Serve a traditional Irish meal

Branch out a bit and try serving a traditional meal of corned beef and cabbage with a side of Irish soda bread for dinner. It may be new to your kids, but if you play some traditional Irish music during your meal, your kids may get into the holiday spirit and eat it!

Don’t have any traditional Irish recipes in your back pocket? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Check out our St. Patrick’s Day recipe round up for four delicious and fun recipes to try this March.

Go on a Leprechaun hunt

This one is fun for kids of all ages. When you have a few quiet minutes away from the kids, hide some gold chocolate coins around a few rooms of your house (be sure to put away any pets!) and place a fun note written by the St. Patrick’s Day leprechaun where the kids can see it. Stuck on what to write? Try this:

“Traps, tricks, and tip toes, you never learn.

A leprechaun can outwit you at every turn.

You’ll never find me, or the gold I hide,

The luck of the Irish is on me side.”
By: The Leprechaun

Then allow your kids to search for the hidden gold! Make sure you hide an equal amount for all of the kids.

Make Some Rainbow Art

Get yourself some colorful cereal O’s and some other craft supplies to make these two simple craft projects.

Rainbow Necklaces

What you’ll need:

  • rainbow cereal
  • yarn
  • tape
  • green paper
  • hole punch

What to do:

Cut a piece of yarn thats long enough to go around your child’s neck without having to untie it. Tape around the edges to make it easier to string. Have your kids string a red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple piece of cereal and then cut a shamrock out of the green paper and string it through. Then, string one more of each color and tie together to make a fun and edible necklace treat!

Rainbow Craft

What you’ll need:

  • rainbow cereal
  • white paper
  • cotton balls
  • white glue

What to do:

Make a rainbow with a different colored row of cereal and glue them on with the white glue. If you have younger kids, we would suggest making an outline for them to fill in, older kids would probably enjoy taking more creative liberty with their creations! Glue some cotton balls on the ends for clouds.

Both of these crafts are fun and simple to make and also work on a child’s fine motor skills, which is so important for kids!

So, start some new family traditions this St. Patrick’s day by trying a few (or all!) of these fun ideas. Your kids will love celebrating this fun holiday and you will love how simple they are to do.

If you want more St. Patrick’s Day craft fun, try these two Shamrock Crafts! Your kids will love making them!

Photo Credits: Our Three Peas

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Michelle; full time mama, part time blogger, wife extraordinaire. This busy mama to three “peas” is a lover of all things running, crafting and baking. A New England native and current desert dweller, she is the brains and wit behind the blog Our Three Peas, where she writes about the hilarious reality that is motherhood. She strives to live a green and natural life and swears that most motherhood-related dramas can be solved by having a nice glass of wine at the end of the evening.

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