St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner! You can embrace this day and help your child become culturally aware with a few St. Patrick’s Day activities. These projects allow your child to engage in learning while having fun. Can you think of anything better than spending quality time with your kids?
Kids are like sponges. They soak up everything they see and hear. Unfortunately, real historic events are lost to our children these days. So, to help them understand the true meaning of why we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, you can learn about this Saint together. Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland is an excellent book for those 5 and up.
Then, you can introduce them to a fun story, The Night Before St. Patrick’s Day, which is a tale of two children who caught a leprechaun, and set out on an adventure to find his pot of gold. This is an excellent lead in activity for children to make their own leprechaun trap.
You can do so many fun crafts with your children. Three fun craft ideas are creating a Candy Art project, a St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Pot, and of course, the leprechauns trap.
- The Rainbow Dust, Candy Sand, & Candy Art set is just like the sand art you played with as a kid, except it’s candy. My boys really enjoyed this candy. The rainbow dust comes in many fun colors and flavors. You can order the kits or just the individual flavors you want. Green apple and lemonade are great for St. Patrick’s Day.
- Be sure to have extras when your child makes their work of art. The St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Pot is a cute craft for girls and boys. You just need construction paper, Fruit Loops, and Goldfish crackers to make a rainbow and a pot of gold. Afterwards, mix a bowl of fruit loops and goldfish for a cool snack for the kids.
- Pinterest is full of Leprechaun Trap ideas! This is a great activity to do after reading ‘The Night before St. Patrick’s Day’ book. There are great traps to make using Legos or old cardboard boxes. Your kids can create a leprechaun hotel and entice them with free gold coins. These are perfect to keep the kids entertained for hours and get their creative minds sparkling.
Help your kids understand the luck of the Irish and the luscious green grounds of Ireland. Your kids can start their first garden, indoors or outdoors, with the Garden Discovery Box from Green Kid Crafts. They have many other wondering craft kit ideas such as Dinosaurs, Mad Scientist, Planet Protector, Ocean, and Around the World kits.
Did you and the kids receive an invite to a St. Patrick’s Day party? If so, make sure you arrive in style! You can arrive with a cute personalized St. Patrick’s Day T-shirt from Zoey’s Attic Personalized Gifts. My boys were too cute in their coordinated adorable shamrock and pot of gold designed shirts.