Family Fun Guide: St. Patrick’s Day

A St. Patrick's Day guide to family fun

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. Need help thinking of creative ways to make this a day to remember? This family fun guide is full of playful ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day as a family. You’ll find plenty of cute crafts, tasty recipes, and fun activities from around the web to help you bring this holiday to life.

EAT/ DRINK

Start your St. Paddy’s Day the healthy way, with these tasty green smoothies.
Try some rainbow water at lunch time
Then, splurge a little with a rainbow soda or a shamrock shake in the afternoon!

There are plenty of ways to eat a rainbow, and this post is one of my favorites — 5 ways to eat a rainbow that don’t involve food coloring.

Nothing screams St. Patrick’s Day quite like Lucky Charms, take a peek at these Lucky Charms Marshmallow Treats. They have me craving sticky and sweet right now! If sweet and salty is more your style, these shamrock pretzel bites look like lots of fun and bonus points you can make them together with the kids.

You’d be hard pressed to resist these mint chocolate cookies and if you are feeling really fancy, you could give these rainbow jello cubes a try.

MAKE & DO

You can’t celebrate St. Patrick’s Day without a few costume pieces. These leprechaun hats are just the thing to make you start feeling more festive. If leprechaun hats aren’t your thing, perhaps you’d enjoying string up a few clover leaf necklaces with your kids.

Once you’re all in character, you’re ready to play. Whip up a batch of this sparkly, lime scented play dough and spend some quality time with the kids.

How about some rainbow fun? You could start by making a rainbow of you own. Then mix up some rainbow colored water fun. Take it a few steps further and you could watch rainbow eruptions on the sidewalk. Calm everyone down with a little rainbow race action, then take them back indoors for a fun scavenger hunt.

If you still want more, you might want to create your own leprechaun trap.

There are 100′s of ways to make them, but here are three more of my favorite — cereal box top trap, a cute little inn for leprechauns, and a lego trap I know my kids will love.

WEAR/READ

Some times I like to make my kids special tops to wear for fun holidays like this. Letting the kids help with them is always fun and these eraser stamped clover tees look like a fun project we could do together. If I was feeling adventurous, this bleach pen idea and vinyl stencil tees look super cute too! Bet I could make these using my new Cricut!

This iron on tee might be my favorite. Nothing like a little humor to keep it fun.

So it turns out, good St. Patrick’s day reading material can be hard to find. Who knew! I rounded up 7 of my luckiest finds for you.
Great reading list for St. Patrick's Day
You can read about them all here. They’re all pretty cheap on Amazon and worth looking for at your local library too.

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There you have it, more ideas for a St. Patrick’s Day full of family fun than you can count. Hope you find something in this post to make your family’s holiday a little more special.

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So many great ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day and have fun as a family!

Stacy

Stacy is seeing the world in a whole new way – through the eyes of her children. She writes about the little things, the big things and all the “stuff” in between at Kids Stuff World.

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