Just because many St. Patrick’s Day festivities have been cancelled it doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate with your kids. If you want to make the weekend a little brighter here are some easy ways to make things more fun at home – after all we could all use some good luck right now.


Follow the Rainbow

Set-up a Pot of Gold at the end of a rainbow. Use crepe paper, ribbon, whatever you have handy to create a colorful rainbow your kids can follow and find a pot of gold (i.e. favorite books, games, or snacks) to keep busy for the day.



Let Your Littles Be Leprechauns

Spread kindness to friends and neighbors with a special treat, homemade card or act of service. Leprechauns are known for being mischievous and so are kids. Show your littles how to channel the extra energy and put it to good use. Make festive goodie bags, get dressed in green and anonymously drop off treats to neighbors and friends. Tell your kids to keep the delivery a secret even after their friends find the prize to show them that a good deed is its own reward.


Get Crafty + Try A Science Experiment

Put on your favorite playlist and pull out the art supplies! Create jewelry with fruit loops, Rainbow Rain Sticks with paper towel rolls, put up a Shamrock Sun Catcher and use your imagination to build the perfect Leprehcaun trap.




Toast To A Good Time & St. Patrick

Make a green smoothie for breakfast, a Shamrock Shake for dessert and teach the kids an Irish Toast for the holiday.


Simple Green Smoothie Recipe

  • 1 cup Guernsey whole milk
  • 1 frozen banana (sliced)
  • 1/2 cup frozen pinapple or mango
  • 1 cup baby spinach

Blend and enjoy!


Homemade Shamrock Shake

Blend first 4 ingredients and top with desired amounts of whipped cream and sprinkles.


Saint Patrick was a gentlemen
Who, through strategy and stealth,
Drove all the snakes from Ireland–
Here’s a bumper to his health,
But not too many bumpers,
Less we lose ourselves and then
Forget the good St. Patrick
And see the snakes again!


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