Alright ye crazy leprechauns! Who be ready for some fun that'll be sure to impress the wee ones?
St. Patrick's Day is one of those holidays that is generally skipped over by the public, unless you happen to rock that Irish heritage. While I'm not a full-blooded Irishman, I do like having some kid-friendly St. Patrick's Day crafts and activities that they can do to break up the couple months in between Valentine's Day and Easter.
Kid-Friendly Crafts and Activities for the Older Crew
My number one St. Patrick's Day activity is one that I do for my kids every year. Send them on a scavenger hunt to find the gold, or the leprechaun, or a rainbow, or whatever you choose. I guarantee they will have a blast finding some type of treasure or goodie at the end. Plus, it keeps them busy for awhile as they hunt down clues. Here is one that I've done:
And here is another really fun one from Teepee Girl if you want to change things up!
The day wouldn't be complete without St. Patrick's Day crafts. This Rainbow Shamrock Suncatcher is really cool and something both older and younger kids will love!
This Skittles project would also be a really fun one to do if you have a little scientist lover in the house. See it here from Sweet Sweet Primary.
A good 'ol word search is always fun for the bookworm! Download it here.
Activities and Crafts Especially for the Little Ones
All the toddlers I know just love to eat treats. And what better way then turning it into a fun Bingo game like this one?
If you prefer to not go the candy route, making a rainbow with fruit loops and marshmallows will definitely be a crowd pleaser. See this cute idea here.
Making a shamrock from crepe paper would be a good activity for preschoolers. You just need paper, glue, and green crepe paper. See more instructions here from The Resourceful Mama.
What toddler wouldn't love making a leprechaun mask? These are pretty hard to mess up and definitely allow for some creativity.
Kid-Friendly St. Paddy's Treats
It wouldn't be a holiday if we didn't throw in at least a few yummy treats, right? These dipped Oreos look YUM and simple for the kids to help with!
Rice crispy treats are just another taste of deliciousness that can't be ignored. Seriously. You can never go wrong with something full of gooey marshmallow! These ones are super cute with the shamrocks, but if you can't find those, any green sprinkles or small candies would do.
What kid wouldn't love a fun rainbow cupcake. These would be so fun to make and take to neighbors or friends.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
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