Get in the holiday spirit with these kid-friendly St. Patrick’s Day activities. Saint Patrick’s Day is a popular holiday that is observed on the 17th of March. It originally started as a religious holiday but it has become a celebration of the Irish culture. As a parent, each holiday brings the opportunity to celebrate in unique ways. Here are 4 fun ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with kids. Don’t forget to wear green!
Check your city or county’s website for a St. Patrick’s Day parade or event and attend as a family. One of the biggest events in the Tampa Bay area is the Mayor’s River O’Green Fest. My family was able to attend once and we had a great time. There’s live entertainment, activities for kids and food trucks. Make sure to wear green to these fun events. You can have a competition by seeing which family member can dress in the most green for the celebration.
No holiday is complete without a delicious treat or snack. Celebrate the day by making some simple St. Patrick’s Day-inspired goodies for the kids. Check out these fun recipes.
- Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies is a great recipe to make with the kids. Change the sprinkles to Irish colors to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
- Green Fruit and Vegetable snack platter is a healthy option for kids. You can use a regular platter or muffin tin pan. Fill it with green fruits and vegetables like kiwi, grapes, apples, sugar snap peas, cucumber, kale chips or celery.
- St. Patrick’s Day Popcorn
- Crispy Clovers with Guacamole
- Parmesan Garlic Zucchini Chips
- Leprechaun Snack Mix
Create a scavenger hunt for your kids. You can make a list of St. Patrick’s Day-related items for the kids to find either around the house or around town. Once completed, have a plastic cauldron or basket full of treats waiting for them. A fellow contributor, Kim McNeely, created another fun scavenger hunt for her family. Purchase a little leprechaun from your local dollar store or party store. During the week of St. Patrick’s Day, move him around the house and leave gold (plastic) coins for the kids. On the actual holiday, the leprechaun will leave chocolate coins.