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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?

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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.

Craft Fun and Edible Projectscraft

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.

 go greenGo Green!

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.

Get Stylish! stylish

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.

 

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33 Responses to First St. Patrick’s Day Ideas for Children

  1. Joyce Ackley says:

    I love the rainbow made of Fruit Loops and Goldfish crackers. What a fun craft for children, and best of all, it’s edible!

  2. These are some great ideas! I love the rainbow craft :). Thanks for linking up at the MaMade Blog Hop! I hope you’re having a great weekend! :)
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  3. Amy Qur says:

    Great ideas !!thanks for sharing.
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  4. Debbie Denny says:

    Great ideas. Love the rainbow
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  5. These are really cute ideas. My daughter is 4 but it’s the first year she is really understanding what St. P’s day is.

  6. It is wonderful to help children learn with arts and crafts. By using more of their senses, the children are able to remember more and are more excited to learn.
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  7. That’s great that you can take the opportunity to teach your kids the history behind the holiday and make it fun!
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  8. I love Green Kids Crafts! That box looks like the perfect one for us. My kid is a garden fanatic!
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  9. Lisa Jones says:

    Love The Cheerios & Rainbow Ideas Thank You!
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  10. I like all of these ideas – especially the pot of gold and the t-shirts. I see some arts and craft projects coming up around here!
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  11. Love the rainbow, and those t-shirts are adorable!
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  12. love the cereal craft, that is perfect for little ones!

  13. Debbie L. says:

    Such a cute book – oh I wish they had this book 30 years ago – my daughter’s birthday is St. Patty’s Day – it would of been great to read to here the history of the day.

  14. The Fruit Loop idea is so amazing! My kids would love to make that and probably want to eat it!
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  15. Wendy says:

    What great ideas for little ones! So cute!
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  16. Sandra says:

    I love the Cheerios IDEA! Thanks for sharing!

  17. LOVE LOVE LOVE the rainbow! That is so awesome! I’m afraid my kids would consider that “wasting food” and wouldn’t make it with me. Kill joys.
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  18. brett says:

    I LOVE that garden discovery box!! my littlest one would love crafting that with me!

  19. That Cheerio and Goldfish craft is awesome! My niece would love that – if she didn’t eat them all first!

  20. I love the gardening idea, what a great way to bring the holiday celebration outdoors.
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  21. Lexie Lane says:

    The cheerios rainbow looks like something that could take forever and could really get little ones occupied for a while! Love the kids pics with their cool matching shirts!

  22. The Fruit Loop rainbow idea is awesome. My boys would love making those! Thanks for that, I think I am going to make some this weekend.

  23. Pam says:

    I love those St. Patrick’s Day shirts! They’re just so cute!
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  24. Jennifer B says:

    these are some awesome ideas for St. Patty’s Day! Thanks for sharing these!
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  25. Jen V says:

    Such great ideas! I especially love the one where you suggest starting a garden with your kids.
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  26. Helene Cohen Bludman says:

    The rainbow pot with the Fruit Loops and Goldfish crackers is really cute! Great ideas here.

  27. Rebekah says:

    So many great craft ideas. The fruit loop rainbow came out super cute.
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  28. Allyson says:

    Wow I love that rainbow goldfish idea!! That is too cute!

  29. Jacqui Odell says:

    I love these ideas. Especially the fruit loops! My kids would love to do that. Thanks for sharing!
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