St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner here on the Emerald Isle as well as the rest of the world. Whether you celebrate it more ‘traditionally’ or ‘just for fun,’ I hope that you’ll find something here to make the day fun for your children. Today I’m gathering up 20 fun St. Patrick’s Day activities in one place.
This Wall hanging made from cardboard tubes is the first ‘real” St. Patrick’s Day craft I did with the children. We still have it and at the moment they are hanging proudly on the livingroom wall.
We have also turned the above craft into a fun pom pom toss that is perfect for improving motor control.
This St. Patrick’s Day card was lots of fun for the children to make together! It’s now somewhere over the rainbow on its way to a special family member. It might not arrive in time for St. Patrick’s Day, but the sun catcher will be sure to bring some sparkle into the house.
I had some St. Patrick’s Day fun this year, too by creating a literacy activity pack for the children to work on. I had Phil try it out to proof-read it and he said he now knows more about St. Patrick than he knew before!
Our favourite printable creator, The Wise Owl Factory will have the children practicing math and literacy skills without them realizing it…Just keep your eyes on the jellybeans…Daddy ate the children’s homework this week!
Start your St. Patrick’s Day off to a healthy start by making some shamrock zucchini pancakes. These are my children’s favourite pancakes. We make extra and keep them in the freezer for snacks, too.
The first Northern Irish food I had upon landing here almost 11.5 years ago (Wow – where does the time go?!) was champ. Unfortunately, the establishment that I used to frequent for this potato dish has closed down, but we can make our own at home!
Colcannon is a combination of potatoes and cabbage. Traditionally it is a Halloween meal, but people eat it anytime of the year now. Read more about it’s traditions and get the recipe here.
Guinness Pie is one of Phil’s favourite meals, unsurprisingly. I’m not usually a meat-pie lover, but I really do like this one! We won’t be making this one for St. Patrick’s Day this year, but we will be making it for Dad next month, upon his special request.
And for dessert, try a Fifteen from Northern Ireland. They are easy for the kids to make, and very moorish!
To make your mealtime more fun, have the children craft these simple but pretty straw cozies to decorate the beverages.
Children love to play with playdough! Why not make it special by having a St. Patrick’s Day theme to it with these ideas?
The children really enjoy crafting over the webcam with my mom. This rainbow and pot of gold were made from a paper plate and are just one of the many crafts they’ve done together.
To celebrate World Prematurity Day last year (you can read more about why it’s important to us here) we fashioned a rainbow hairband for Kallista. There are also links to 6 additional rainbow activities in this post.
I first heard of Leprechaun Traps just a couple of years ago, and they’re so cute that I couldn’t help but share these ones with you from Mom’s Library.
We’ve been busier than I’d thought! I really didn’t think we had explored as many St. Patrick’s Day activities as we had. You can also find all of our ideas on our St. Patrick’s Day and culture pages.
How do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? I’d love to hear about it!