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Fun St. Patrick’s Day Activities for the Entire Family



If you’re not sure what to do with the kids to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, we’ve got you covered! From green treats to games, check out our list of fun things you and your little leprechauns are sure to enjoy on the luckiest holiday of the year!






📷: DIY Playbook

Show off your Irish appreciation with some St. Patrick’s Day decor! Get the whole family involved in festooning the house with varying shades of green. Make this wreath from Dollar Store finds, hang up some DIY shamrock honeycombs, and place some greenery from your yard in green-painted Mason jars. Not feeling crafty? Grab balloons, placemats, paper garland, and candles from your local party store and give the kids free reign to decorate. Check out more easy decorating ideas HERE.

Dress up

Don’t get pinched! Dress up in your favorite green garb or even better, dress the whole family in matching green outfits. Make it as simple or as elaborate as you want; from green t-shirts to top hats and beards and leprechauns. Find ingredients for the classic leprechaun costume HERE.

Set leprechaun traps

📷: The Suburban Soapbox

Parents rejoice! Leprechaun traps are the best, because they’re like Elf on the Shelf without the month-long creative commitment! Check out some of our favorites HERE.

Make a craft

📷: I Heart Crafty Things

Get in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit with some easy and fun crafts for the kids. Check out these mosaic shamrocks, rainbow pots of gold chains, and easy paper bowl leprechauns. Have their cute creations serve double duty as decorations around the house. Need more inspiration? Check out these 75 St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids.

Make green foods

Have some fun being creative in the kitchen. There’s nothing better than themed food, and we’re thinking of these shamrock shakes, green crispy treats, and mint chocolate chip cookies. This is also a GREAT day to get the kids to eat their green veggies, like broccoli, spinach, celery, peas, and green beans. Here are some kid-friendly green vegetables recipes for celebrating St. Paddy’s. Take advantage of this opportunity, it only comes once a year!

Enjoy a St. Patrick’s Day event or party

Take the family to the three-day baller St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at the Dublin Civic Center that’s sure to be a great time full of luck, laughter, and Irish cheer. Or host your own neighborhood St. Paddy’s party for the kids. Check out the helpful party guide from Popsugar HERE.


Play a game

📷: Fun Squared

What could be more fun than some St. Paddy’s games? We like shamrock bingo, pot o’ gold treasure hunt, and gold coin toss. Find many more game ideas HERE.

Have an Irish music dance party

Make a special St. Patrick’s Day playlist full of Irish music talents like U2, The Chieftans, The Cranberries, and The Dubliners. The kids can shake their sugar-induced sillies out, and you can sing along to some of your favorite tunes.

We hope you and your family find the four-leaf clover and the pot o’ gold this St. Patrick’s Day!