5 Things to Do on St. Patricks Day With Your Kids

The lovely girl in a mask of a leprechaun for a St. Patrick's Da
The cute girl in a mask of a leprechaun for a St. Patrick's Day

If you have kids and are thinking about celebrating St Patricks Day this year, check out our five ideas of things to do with your kids on St Patrick’s Day. Whether you’re Irish or not, there are tons of fun things to do with the family to get in the St Patricks Day spirit! So grab some green food coloring, wear your green clothes such as Be Mi’s rompers for kids or a pair of greens socks, and head outside with the kids to have some fun and celebrate St Patricks Day together!

Make Lucky Bags

There’s nothing better than giving a gift that came from you, so if you want to give your child a special St. Patrick’s Day gift, consider making her a lucky bag. Lucky bags are filled with fun and silly items that only make sense on St. Patrick’s Day; many include gifts for other people as well (such as gold coins for her siblings). They come in all different colors and sizes, so you can either create one big bag or multiple small ones; consider asking other family members or friends to get involved by adding some of their contents as well! The luckier (and more colorful) they are, the better!

Learn How To Make Leprechaun Traps

This is a kid-friendly activity that you can use for St. Patrick’s day celebrations or any other time of year! It will be fun and simple for them to make, and they’ll love hearing all about how it works and why it captures leprechauns – especially if you make them be the ones who set it up! These traps are just paper bags that you place in places where leprechauns are likely to visit (likely areas where children play or around stashes of gold). They have treats inside of them so that when a leprechaun grabs his treasure, he ends up catching himself too

Act Out The Story Of St. Patrick

On St. Patrick’s Day, it’s easy for parents and children alike to get swept up in parades, green-dye shenanigans, and pints of Guinness—and while there’s nothing wrong with that at all, it can also be fun for family members of all ages to take a step back from celebrating St. Patrick and instead act out his story together. What better way is there to celebrate than by playing make-believe? I mean what could be more fun than dressing up as a Celtic warrior or lassoing a leprechaun? Well… pretty much nothing!

Order From The Best Irish Takeout In Town

If you’re lucky enough to live in a city that has great options for ordering St. Paddy’s Day takeout, even better! When it comes to celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, food is a must—and luckily, that doesn’t mean you have to leave home or spend more than a few bucks at local takeout shops.

What it does mean is that you need to know where to order from. Check out the recommendations for restaurants in and around your city that offer an authentic Irish experience without any of that tacky green decor you won’t even remember. Whether you want good old corned beef and cabbage or some not-so-old-fashioned bacon and cabbage, be sure to check your local restaurants and place your order with time. If you don’t have any Irish restaurants in your area, you can check places such as Goldbelly to see if you can get an Irish meal delivered to you from a different state.

If you’re a self-proclaimed chef, this is an area where you can spend extra time with family making an Irish meal. This will also be something that your family will remember for years after. So make it something special! Look online for ideas and recipes. You should be able to find everything from beginner’s soda bread and Irish stew to corned beef and colcannon potatoes.

If you’re not much of a cook and are looking for a reason to get your friends and kids together — you have options here too! Bring in delicious food from a few takeout places or cook one dish and have other adults bring their own dish to share for a potluck meal. What’s better than family and friends over for St Patrick’s day? Family and friends plus delicious Irish food – make it count! For recommendations near you check out Yelp or GrubHub for the best local restaurants that have awesome deals going on just for St Patrick’s day food delivery.

Put Together An Irish Jukebox Playlist

Irish music is a fun, easy way to get into St. Patrick’s Day spirit with your family! Make an Irish jukebox playlist that you can listen to in the car or at home before bed and enjoy as a family. Songs from Celtic Woman can help bring some culture into your celebration! You might also consider watching some classic Irish movies like Darby O’Gill and the Little People or The Quiet Man. Both are available for streaming on Netflix or Youtube for free! Whatever you decide to do with your family remember to make it fun and loving.

If you’re going to be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this year, spend some time looking over these suggestions and choosing which ones best fit your family’s style of celebration. While it might seem like a silly holiday for adults who don’t have Irish heritage, St. Patrick’s Day is a fun tradition for families to celebrate together.

As you can see, there are plenty of unique ways to enjoy St. Patrick’s day celebrations with your kids; if done correctly it can be a great way for them to learn about their culture (if Irish) or a different culture as well as have fun traditions throughout their lives that will remind them of where they came from or even just show them that whatever color or race they are there is always room for good friends and quality family time. Not only is learning about a different culture fun, but it’s also educational so enjoy!

Malissa Carter
We are so blessed to have her majesty, a.k.a the queen of 4 the love of mommy “Malissa.” She was born in 1962. Got married to Murphy in 1983. She is an expert mom with the experience of almost 40 years of motherhood.