As you get older, St. Patrick’s Day is a great day to catch up with friends at a local pub or restaurant. However, if you have young kids you probably won’t be doing any of that. Instead, you’ll want to spend time doing family-oriented activities. There are plenty of St. Patrick’s Day activities you can do with your kids that the whole family will enjoy.
Eat All Things Green
Ireland is the Emerald Isle. So get St. Patrick’s Day started early with a fun breakfast like green bagels or green eggs. Making different foods green with food coloring dye will get the kids excited. You can also teach your kids why the color green is so symbolic to St. Patrick’s Day. Maybe you can start with green pancakes in the morning and end the day with a salad? You can also add traditional Irish foods such as corned beef and cabbage or colcannon. Either way, your kids will have fun with a variety of foods on this special holiday.
Catch That Leprechaun
Another fun activity you can do with your kids is to “trap” the leprechaun. The night before St. Patrick’s Day, have your kids set a trap using an old shoe box and place gold coins in it. The sneaky leprechauns will try and get the gold coins without being seen. In the morning, it’s possible that the leprechaun may have left a little gift in exchange for the gold coins. Remember, the leprechauns don’t like to be seen at night!
Join in on the Parade
If your city holds an annual St. Patrick’s Day, taking your kids to it may not be a bad idea. It will get the entire family out of the house for a few hours of fun! Parades incorporate both the people involved and the spectators. There’s no doubt this will keep your kids entertained from the time you arrive until you leave. Going to a St. Patrick’s Day parade allows the entire family to learn more about the holiday and interact with the community. Find out if your city holds an annual parade, and try to attend it this year with your kids!
Incorporating holiday activities and traditions into your kids lives add some fun memories for your family. We hope these activities give you an idea of some fun things to do with your kids on St. Patrick’s Day!