St. Patrick’s Day Ideas for Kids


March is a fun month, with the end of winter just around the corner. While your kids (and you) might have cabin fever and be itching for warmer weather, you can still find ways to keep them entertained even if the weather is still cold!

I find St. Patrick’s Day is a fun way to break up dreary winter days. So, I am passing along my top five at-home St. Patrick’s Day ideas along to you! Check out the list below for some fun ways to celebrate being Irish for a day:

Green Milk and Lucky Charms

Have your leprechaun bring a box of Lucky Charms and turn your milk green! All you need is to add some green food coloring to your milk and grab a box of Lucky Charms for your leprechaun to leave your kids a fun surprise on St. Patrick’s Day morning!

Leprechaun Footprints

If you want to give your kids some proof a leprechaun came to visit, put green footprints on your floor! These are easy to make with your hand and some washable green paint. Make a fist with your hand and paint the side of it with green paint and then scatter a footprint trail. Use your pinky finger dipped in paint to make the toes!

Leprechaun Trap

Make a leprechaun trap! This is a great way to keep your kids busy the day before St. Patrick’s Day. Give them a box to trap the leprechaun and anything green or rainbow to decorate. We have used green paint, construction paper, shamrocks, popsicle sticks and more to decorate ours. Each year, our trap gets more elaborate because we keep coming up with clever traps, but the leprechaun has escaped every year!

Edible Pot of Gold Treats

Get some graham crackers, Little Debbie mini brownies, marshmallows and some icing dyed green and yellow to put together an edible pot of gold treat! This was a favorite for my kids last year. I think they had more fun making it than they did eating it. See the picture for how to put it together!

St. Patrick’s Day Sensory Bin

This is a great activity for the littles in your life. Sensory is an easy go-to activity to keep them entertained for a while, so why not make it themed with a holiday? Green dollar store cauldrons and gold coins with shamrocks and rice dyed green make for a fun sensory bin. To dye the rice, pour it in a Ziploc bag, put in two tablespoons of vinegar, and a few drops of green food coloring. Shake the bag to color all the rice green, and then lay on a cookie sheet to dry. This is sure to keep them busy!

I hope these ideas help you and your family celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and maybe with a little luck of the Irish, nice weather will be here soon, too!


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