Saint Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and if you’re looking for some fun ways to celebrate with your kids, we’ve got you covered! From simple craft ideas, games, and family activities, we’ve got five great ideas that will keep the little ones entertained.
All of these activities are simple and can be done at home and are fun for all ages!
So get ready to have some Saint Patrick’s Day fun!
Do your kids love hunting for leprechauns on St. Patrick’s Day? Make the search a little more fun with these Leprechaun Binoculars! They’re easy to make and will definitely get your kids into the holiday spirit. Keep reading to see how you can make your own Leprechaun Binoculars with your kids! All you need are 2 empty paper towel rolls, cut in half, green paint, hole punch, and colored yarn. Have kiddos paint the paper towel rolls green and allow time to dry. Next, punch holes on each top side of the cardboard rolls. Attach the two rolls together with either tape or glue in the center. Last, attach the string through the holes and tie to make a lanyard. Now see if you can spot the Leprechaun!
Shamrock Bingo! Free Printable
Get into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit with this FREE Shamrock Bingo printable game! This FREE printable bingo game is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday while spending quality time with loved ones. See who can get 5 in a row first! May the luck of the Irish be with you!
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Saint Patrick’s Rainbow Chocolate Bark Recipe
This Saint Patrick’s Rainbow Chocolate Bark recipe is the perfect way to celebrate together! Using just a few simple ingredients, you can create a delicious and fun snack that everyone will enjoy. So get creative and have some fun with this easy-to-make recipe!
– 1 12oz bag of your favorite melting chocolate
– Airhead Rainbow candy strips
– Mini Marshmallows and M&M’s
– Confetti and gold-colored sprinkles
Using a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate until it’s smooth and creamy. Next, grab a small to a medium-sized baking sheet and line it with parchment paper. Pour melted chocolate onto the baking sheet and spread evenly. Now comes the fun part! Have your little leprechauns decorate the chocolate with all their FAVORITE candy! Make a rainbow with a pot of gold, marshmallow mountain, or a colorful confetti creation! Last, set the tray in the freezer for 1-2 hours and let the bark harden. Once firm, break into pieces and enjoy!
Rainbow Shamrock Suncatchers
What better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than with a colorful rainbow suncatcher craft? This fun and easy project is perfect for all ages, and is a great way to celebrate Irish culture and tradition. Get creative and have some fun with your little ones today making these bright and cheerful suncatchers.
– Washable Markers
– Coffee Filters
– Construction Paper
– Spray Bottle
– Glue Stick
First step is to make the suncatcher shamrock frame. Use green construction paper and trace a shamrock shape. Cut out the center shamrock and use the outline for the suncatcher frame.
Next, have your kiddo use washable markers to color their coffee filters. You will need one coffee filter for each suncatcher. Encourage your little leprechaun to use their creativity to fill in all the white space. The more they decorate it, the more colorful the suncatcher will be.
And of course you can always paint the rainbow!
Once they are decorated, spread the coffee filters out on paper towels to help with the mess during the next step. Have your little leprechaun spray their design with water using their spray bottle. Watch the colors begin to swirl together and create a beautiful suncatcher!
This easy-to-make slime is perfect for adding a little bit of sparkle to your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. This sensory activity is perfect for getting kids in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit and is fun to make with just a few household ingredients! Plus, you can add some extra sparkle by incorporating glitter into the mix!
– 1 cup of washable school glue.
– 1 teaspoon baking soda.
– 2 to 3 tablespoons of contact or all-purpose solution.
In a glass bowl, mix 1 cup of glue and food coloring. Next, add 1 teaspoon of baking soda and mix well with a spatula or spoon. The last ingredient is the contact solution. You will need 2 to 3 tablespoons. It’s best to add one at a time. Mix until the slime starts to pull away from the sides of the bowl. Then start kneading it in your hands. Eventually, it will not be sticky anymore and will stay together. That’s all! Now enjoy your slime!
So this St. Patrick’s Day, take a break from the craziness and spend some quality time with your loved ones. These five activities are perfect for all ages and easy enough that anyone can make them. So get your family together and have some fun this holiday!
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