4 Fun Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Kids

Get in the holiday spirit with these kid-friendly St. Patrick’s Day activities. young family at St. Patrick's Day eventSaint 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!

Make Crafts

From shamrock-inspired projects to beautiful rainbows, there are plenty of crafts to get everyone excited about St. Patrick’s Day.  Check out my previous blog post for some fun craft ideas.

rainbow craftAttend a local event

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.

toddler celebrating St. Patrick's DayMake St. Patrick’s Day Inspired Snacks

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.

Scavenger Hunt

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.  

St. Patrick's Day scavenger hunt


Karimah is a SAHM residing in Wesley Chapel with her family. She is married to her husband of seven years. They have two adorable boys, a preschooler and a toddler. They also have a stubborn but loving dachshund who enjoys eating whatever his human brothers drops on the floor. Karimah grew up in Lakeland but became a Tampa resident after graduating from the University of South Florida. (Go BULLS!) Her weekdays are filled with fun activities like library programs, exploring the local playgrounds, visiting local theme parks and crafting at home (Pinterest mom). Karimah enjoys experimenting in the kitchen, participating in 5k races, watching Netflix, reading, traveling and spending time with family and friends. You can follow her on Instagram and Pinterest @craftingafunlife.