7 St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Kids
Kids love the holiday of Saint Patrick’s Day, as their minds are all a stir with visions of leprechauns, gold coins, and of course rainbows. If you are looking for ways to get your kids into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit, take a look below at these 7 St. Patrick’s Day activities for kids. These St. Patrick’s Day activities for kids are fun, frugal, and certainly festive. Here are some great ideas to get you started!
1. Create a St. Patrick’s Day sensory bin.
Fill a bin with rice and add themed items such as plastic gold coins, green pom poms, plastic clovers, and rainbow colored pipe cleaners. Add some spoons and scoops and let children enjoy the sensory experience in a way that is 100% hands on.
2. Plan a green feast.
Plan a green feast with your kiddos that is made up of all green foods. Plan your menu together, listing all of the green foods that you can think of. Ideas can include green jello, green pudding, avocados, grapes, green apples, and other green foods they enjoy. Shop together and of course enjoy your green feast together.
3. Paint your own rainbow.
Give children water colors and a piece of white craft paper to paint their own rainbows. If weather allows, you can try painting one on the sidewalk as well! This is a fun way to use the water colors, and it is also a great way to teach children about the colors of the rainbow.
4. Go on a gold hunt.
Buy a bag of gold coins from your local dollar store. Hide them all over the house or yard if weather permits. Then set your little leprechauns loose as they try to find the gold coins. When done you can count all of the coins, or even paint little terra cotta flower pots black for them to put their coins in.
5. Make a leprechaun trap.
Try to catch a leprechaun with your own leprechaun trap. Take a box and cut a hole in it, and then decorate it with all sorts of rainbow colors. Place a sign on it for “free gold” and then leave it out for a leprechaun to fall into. Place gold glitter in the box to make it look like a leprechaun fell in but got away.
6. Make your own leprechaun snack mix.
Make a mixture of Lucky Charms cereal, Skittles, pretzels, popcorn, and other small snack items to make your own leprechaun snack mix. You can serve it in the little leprechaun hats sold at your local dollar store or in cupcake cups.
7. Make pinch protectors.
Take clothespins and paint them green, or color them with green marker. You can even add clover stickers or glue on a plastic gold coin if you wish. Pin them onto clothing on St. Patrick’s Day as pinch protectors, so no one pinches you for not wearing the color green. Easy peasy!
Give these St. Patrick’s Day activities for kids a try in your own home and see how much kids will love getting into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit! They are sure to enjoy these, and so are you.