Kid Friendly St.Patty’s Day Recipes & Activities

St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner, and it's the perfect time to get into the festive spirit with your little ones! Whether you're Irish or not, this holiday offers a great opportunity to bring the family together for some shamrockin’ fun! So, let's dive into some kid-friendly St. Patty's Day recipes and activities that will make this holiday memorable and safe for all!

Leprechaun Cookin’

St. Patrick's Day is the perfect excuse to sneak some healthy green and rainbow fruits & veggies into the menu. And since it is a holiday after all, there’s definitely room for a few chocolate gold coins and a treat or two.

  • Rainbow Veggie Skewers: Thread colorful bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, broccoli florets, and cubes of cheese onto skewers.  For a fun twist, use cookie cutters to shape the cheese into shamrocks or leprechaun hats!
  • Green Shamrock Smoothie: Blend together spinach, banana, yogurt, and a splash of milk for a healthy and vibrant green drink. Add a dollop of whipped cream and a handful of rainbow sprinkle-spiked Birthday Cake Cake Granola for a festive snack packed with nutrients.
  • Leprechaun Snack Mix: Combine Birthday Cake Drizzled Popcorn, yogurt covered pretzels, green pumpkin seeds, and rainbow chocolate covered sunflower seeds, and dried kiwi slices for a sweet and salty snack mix that's perfect for little hands.
  • Green Pancakes: Dye your pancake batter green with a few drops of food coloring for a fun and festive breakfast. Top them with whipped cream, Birthday Cake Cake Granola, and green sugar sprinkles for an extra special breakfast.
  • Shamrock Quesadillas: Use cookie cutters to cut out shamrock shapes from tortillas. Fill them with cheese, sliced green bell peppers, shredded chicken or black beans, and any other of your child's favorite fillings. Toast them in a skillet until golden brown and serve them up with a scoop of guacamole.
  • Leprechaun Fruit Kabobs: Thread green grapes, strawberries, marshmallows, and any other colorful fruits onto skewers. Serve them up with yogurt or a dessert hummus.

Four Leaf Clover Craftin’

Keep the creative juices flowing with these easy and mess-free St. Patrick's Day crafts!

  • Rainbow Decorations: No pot of gold is complete without a rainbow! Let your kids unleash their creativity with construction paper, crayons, and markers. Cut out strips of different colors and tape them together to make a giant rainbow to hang on the wall, or create mini rainbows for table decorations.
  • Leprechaun Traps: Legend has it that leprechauns are mischievous creatures! Put their trickery to the test with some DIY leprechaun traps. Use recycled materials like cardboard boxes, straws, and glitter to build elaborate contraptions. Don't forget to leave some lucky charms (cereal works perfectly!) as bait.
  • Shamrock Crafts: Shamrocks are the symbol of St. Patrick's Day. Cut out shamrock shapes from green construction paper or felt. Kids can decorate them with glitter, buttons, or sequins. String them together to make a festive garland or glue them onto headbands for some wearable St. Patrick's Day flair.
  • Leprechaun Hat Craft:  Decorate paper lunch bags with markers, stickers, and glitter to create festive leprechaun hats. Don't forget the gold buckle!

Pot of Gold Games

  • Treasure Hunt: Plan a treasure hunt around your house or backyard. Hide gold chocolate coins & small goodies like green bouncy balls, St. Patty’s Day stickers, and rainbow candy necklaces.
  • Irish Dance Party: Find a fun and easy to follow Irish Dance video online and round up the whole family for some Irish dancing! Follow along to the dance instructions or let the little ones groove out in their own style!
  • Pin the Tail on the Leprechaun:  This classic party game gets a St. Patrick's Day makeover. Draw a large leprechaun on a poster board and cut out a shamrock-shaped tail.  Blindfold your child and see who can pin the tail closest!
  • Shamrock Toss: Transform a laundry basket into a pot of gold! Cut out shamrock shapes from construction paper and have your child take turns tossing bean bags or crumpled up pieces of paper into the basket.

With a little creativity and these fun ideas, you can create a magical and memorable St. Patrick's Day for the whole family.  So put on your green, crank up the Irish tunes, and get ready for a shamrockin' good time!