Fun Ways to Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day

It is officially March! In North East Ohio, that may or may not start to bring warm weather, but it also brings St. Patrick’s Day. Unless you enjoy green beer, it is a holiday that often gets overlooked. We have gathered a few great ways to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day that are perfect for families with small children!

Make Crafts and Learn Together

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We recently published an adorable leprechaun hat craft. For an assortment of printables and other fun things, head over to Heart and Mind Homeschool. They have compiled a wonderful list with so many options!

Cook Together

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Irish Potato Candy is the perfect choice for a fun, festive Saint Patrick’s Day food to cook.

Catch a Leprechaun

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This is a St. Patrick’s Day tradition that has really caught on in recent years. Our toddler is still a bit young for this one, but it looks like so much fun! There is even a book about catching a leprechaun. Visit Mommy Needs Cookies to see the book and a fun trap!

Play in a Sensory Bin

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We do tons of sensory bins. This St.Patrick’s Day themed bin looks very fun and we can not wait to try it out for ourselves.

Make Gifts for Others

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You can help others celebrate by handing out little gifts. These cute little pots of gold would make perfect gifts for teachers, medical professionals, or friends!

We would love to hear from you! How do you celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day? Do you go all out or is it a holiday that does not appeal much to you?

19 responses to “Fun Ways to Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day”

  1. Great ideas! We love cooking together so will make a few things. But, I love the idea of the leprechaun trap, my boys will get a kick out of that!!

    1. I can not wait until my little one is old enough to try out a leprechaun trap!

  2. I’m almost always working on St. Patrick’s Day, so I never really get to celebrate unfortunately. But I love all these ideas, especially the trap!

  3. Such great ideas! In my town, they hold a carnival and parade every year for St. Patrick’s day, so we go to that every year as well as dressing in green.

    1. We have a few local parade’s here too but we have not been to any as a family yet. We might try it out this year.

  4. I love those little pots of gold! So cute! My son would love to bring these to his friends at school.

    1. They are so cute! We are glad a fellow blogger shared that idea with us, because we would have never came up with it.

  5. Play in a Sensory Bin looks fun activity for me all of these are great ideas 🙂

  6. Great ideas! My daughter is always wanting to trap a leprechaun so this is a keeper!

  7. I really love all your ideas here for St Patricks days celebration. We will be walking and going to a country pub xx

  8. These are all wonderful ideas! The catching a leprechaun is so stinking cute, I definitely want to do that. And those little pots of gold would be perfect for the daycare teachers! Thanks!

    1. I can not wait to set a Leprechaun trap when my little one is older.

  9. These are interesting suggestions! The Irish Potato Candy festival would be my favorite and first choice.

  10. I really want to start a sensory bin next year in my class. I just have to convince my school to buy the material.

  11. I think these are nice ideas and definitely would be worth a try. I would say my best one is cooking together because it’s more fun.

    1. Cooking as a family is a lot of fun!

  12. We don’t have St Patrick’s Day here in Switzerland. But I really love this holiday and your ideas to celebrate it are original and fun!

    1. I did not know that! I think it’s only popular here in the US because people love an excuse to drink, but we are very family oriented, so we are always looking for new things to do together.

  13. These are such fun ideas. I really love the little pot of gold craft/gift.

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