1. Attend a St. Patrick's Day Parade
Dress up with the kids in green—pants, shoes, hair, paint faces with shamrocks and pot-o-gold rainbows, and take to the streets in your town’s local St. Paddy’s celebration. Hint: use washable markers instead of face paint for more the artists in the family to perfect their drawings.
Don’t forget it’s still pretty chilly out in some parts of the country, so dress in layers and bring blankets to sit on. Maybe even a thermos of hot cocoa with peppermint?
2. Build a Leprechaun Trap
The story goes that if you catch a leprechaun, he automatically must take you to his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Learn to build
with the kids and create a trap to catch the little man! Lure him in with gold (fool’s gold?) and maybe some sparkly shamrock cookies, and then leave a trail of glitter or shamrocks left behind to show that he came by.
3. Be in the Green
Get outdoors and go for a hike and healthful picnic: fruit, nuts, granola, sandwiches, and lots of water. A truly green, activity, the kids will be able to explore and learn about the environment.
4. Plant Shamrocks
Teach kids to be responsible with a sense of purpose by planting shamrocks and then caring for them. Start with mini pots and then move to a larger pot as the lucky clovers flourish. Get shamrocks seeds.
5. Tie Dye Shirts in Green
Get out the rubber gloves and pull out the inks! A fun and gratifying project, kids can be creative coloring tees with their own individual designs. Try different shades of green for extra inspired kiddos. Make your own non-toxic dyes with fruits and vegetables.
6. Bake Green Treats
Shamrock cookies? Leprechaun cake pop faces? Rainbow cake? Green popcorn or cupcakes? The options are endless. One of our favorites is Chocolate Mint Brownies
. End the day by cooking up some fun in the kitchen. It will be a fun project for the kids, but also a yummy snack after!