When I was growing up we celebrated St. Patrick’s Day by pinching anyone who forgot to wear green. In college, a lot of people drank green beer. But what about now? Are there fun things to do as a family? Yes! Here are a few great ways to celebrate St. Patricks Day with kids.
Go to a Parade
Different than the Mardi Gras parades but still lots of fun! Many St. Patrick’s Day parades have already passed but you could still catch Irish-Italian this Sunday in Metairie! An enterprising person might even be able to turn their catches into dinner!
Create a Leprechaun Trap
So fun! These can be as complicated or as simple as you would like. I have some pins on the Pinterest board below if you need some instructions or inspiration. You set out your trap and just wait for the leprechaun to show up!
Have a Lucky Breakfast
You can make rainbow pancakes or green pancakes if you’re the talented type. If you’re less inclined. . . you can serve Lucky Charms! Either way it’s a fun way to start the day.
Make a Leprechaun Lunch
You can use a shamrock cookie cutter to make lunch into some interesting shapes or just serve a lot of green food. We’ve got a bunch of ideas in the pin board below if you need them.
Eat Corned Beef
This Irish classic is a great dinner for March 17th. Bonus: you can even make it in a crock pot! Don’t forget to use those vegetables you caught at the parade. I like corned beef so much we even it when it’s not St. Patrick’s Day. If you’d like to do something a little different, these Irish Potato Bites look really amazing.
Spot a Leprechaun
You can make these binoculars or a rainbow telescope (instructions here). Either way, this is a cute fun way to have a little St. Patrick’s Day fun. If you really want to have a good time you can dye your toilet water green so that your kids know for sure that there’s a leprechaun around! This leprechaun catching kit is another fun twist on this idea if you’re not the crafty type.
Follow Northshore Parent’s board St. Patrick’s Day with Kids on Pinterest.
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