St. Patrick’s Day With Kids

Here are some ideas on ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with kids. St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday ripe with tradition, history, and fun for all ages. Sharing festive experiences or doing activities at home are great ways to make meaningful connections and create yearly traditions for your family. Want to have more St. Patrick’s Day fun? Check out these fun St. Patrick’s Day activities for kids.

Printable St Patrick's Day for Kids activities inspiration

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Fun Ideas for Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with Kids

St. Patrick's Day Traditions for Kids

You don’t have to be Irish to enjoy these traditions! Scroll to the end of this post to download and print your free printable featuring these activities.

Hide chocolate coins for the kids to find.

Build a leprechaun trap as a family to catch a wily leprechaun.

Dye the milk green and wait for your kids to discover it.

Go to a St. Patrick’s Day parade.

Tie-dye green shirts to wear.

Leave a silly note from a leprechaun.

Do St. Patrick’s Day themed mad libs.

Build a leprechaun house out of graham crackers and candy.

Bake Irish soda bread.

Have rainbow colored pancakes for breakfast.

Go on a green scavenger hunt around the house.

St. Patrick's Day activities

Look for a 4 leaf clover in the yard.

Make a lucky charm keychain to carry around for good luck.

Leave green treats on a neighbor’s doorstep.

Write funny limericks.

Send kids on a hunt for paper shamrocks you’ve hidden around the house.

Listen to traditional Irish music.

Read books about St Patrick’s day and its history.

Make a list of why you’re lucky to have each other or write it on shamrocks

Shamrocks and Other St. Patrick's Day Activities

Decorate family photos on the wall with paper leprechaun hats.

Make rainbow necklaces out of colored loop cereal.

Fun activities to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with the kids

Take a green bubble bath.

Tell silly jokes.

Dress up like a leprechaun.

Make a rainbow craft.

Sing an Irish folk song.

Leave leprechaun “footprints” around the house.

Eat only green food.

Wear green striped socks.

Leave green treats in the kids’ shoes to find when they wake up.

Design your own family crest.

Watch Irish dancers perform.

Eat corned beef and cabbage

Make handprint shamrocks with paint. (These would be fun to compare annually.

Free St. Patrick’s Day Traditions Printable

Download our free printable full of fun ideas for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with the kids by clicking on the image below.

Free printable ideas for celebrating St. Patrick's Day with Kids

What is your favorite way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with kids? Which St. Patrick’s day tradition will you start this year with your kids?

Andie Jaye
Andie Jaye

Andie Jaye is a former preschool teacher turned stay-at-home mom of 4 kiddos. Her blog, Do.Play.Learn., focuses on creative learning and play ideas, as well as parenting topics. Andie strives to be honest in her approach and experiences in parenting to let other moms know that they are not alone in their struggle. In her free time, she writes children’s books in hopes of publishing someday.

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