St. Patrick’s Day…in two weeks everything Irish will be on the scene and celebrated. How do you incorporate the celebration so that your little ones learn to enjoy the holiday and its origins? Okay so the real St. Patrick wasn’t even Irish; he was from Great Britain. The reason why the holiday is known as an Irish one is because he ended up returning to Ireland after he escaped from slavery, converted to Christianity and then made it his life’s mission to convert the Irish to Christianity. Much of the stories we hear about St. Patrick can’t really be proven and some believe they were made up by well intentioned monks wanting to celebrate St. Patrick after his death. Still, the holiday is a great way to introduce your children to another culture, to help celebrate spring and have a little fun if your view outdoors is the same as mine: ground covered in snow, not a spot of green in sight!
St. Patty’s Day Crafts and Recipes for Kids!
Do some upcycling and send these cute little shamrocks to Grandma and Grandpa!
I have an obsession with holiday or seasonal wreaths. I love the way this one looks and it seems fairly easy to do with even your youngest lad or lass!
My eye was instantly drawn to this craft. Melting crayons is definitely a trend in crafting today and I love how this incorporates the St. Patty’s Day theme of rainbows and a pot of gold but it’s also something that I would display in my house.
I like this craft for the older kiddos; I’m sure that I could attempt it with my 5 year old but I’m pretty certain I’d be the one doing the majority of the work. Why not get the bigger kids in on some family fun, right?
Sneak some green veggies into even the pickiest eater’s diet with this kale and banana featured smoothie.
Yummy granola, Lucky Charms’ marshmallows, M&M’s? You can beat that.