Top 10 Family-Friendly St. Patrick’s Day Activities
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Top 10 Family-Friendly St. Patrick’s Day Activities

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17 and commemorates the arrival of Christianity to Ireland. Wearing green, attending parades, and feasting on corned beef and cabbage became traditional celebrations after Irish immigrants settled in the United States and Canada.

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated all around the world, illustrating that you don’t have to be Irish to appreciate the celebration.

St. Patrick’s Day Activities

Here are ten exciting St. Patrick’s Day activities for the whole family to enjoy.

  • Make your own Leprechaun. Put a Leprechaun’s face on a terra cotta vase. Plant some shamrock seeds in the soil and water them in. The “hair” of your Leprechaun will grow if you put the pot somewhere sunny. Not only can you make your own Leprechaun, but you can also try a lot more St. Patrick’s Day Craft ideas.
  • Go see some Irish films as a group. Try “The Luck of the Irish,” “The Secret of Roan Inish,” or “The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns.”
  • Go green in your daily routine. Take advantage of this “green” month to show your kids how they can make a difference in the world. Take shorter showers, turn off electronics when not in use, and ditch the car in favor of a walk whenever possible to reduce your carbon footprint and preserve resources.
  • Prepare some Irish soda bread. In a large bowl, whisk together 12 cups softened margarine, 12 cups white sugar, 1 teaspoon each of baking soda and baking powder, and 4 cups of flour. Mix in one egg, a cup of raisins (optional), and a cup of buttermilk. Form dough into a ball and knead gently. Arrange on a pan for baking. Bread with an “X” cut into the top is brushed with egg white. 45-50 minutes at 375 F (190 C) is the recommended baking time.
  • Every night as you sleep, the Leprechaun should come to visit you. Leprechauns, like the Elf on the Shelf, visit at night to cause mischief, such as by dumping the tissue box or hiding the remote control. Or you could have them construct leprechaun traps!
  • Don’t let the lack of Irish ancestry stop you from researching your family history! Try out for free to see how far back you can go in your family tree research.
  • Bake some colorful cupcakes. Make the white cake out of a box according to the directions. Distribute the batter evenly among six bowls. Color the batter in each bowl a different hue by adding food coloring. Put the colored batter into a muffin tray in even proportions. Never combine. Do as the recipe says. To symbolize the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, decorate with green frosting and small chocolate candies in yellow.
  • Include a leafy green vegetable in your daily meal plan. Cucumbers, green beans, asparagus, Brussels sprouts, greens, and peas are all good options. Just tell the youngsters that you made some of the Leprechauns’ favorite green dishes since they love anything green just as much as you do. It’s a fantastic strategy for expanding their vegetable horizons. Offer a chocolate gold coin chaser to the most finicky eaters as a reward for taking a bite.
  • Flower up some greens. White carnations are the perfect gift. Put some green food coloring into the water in a vase. Before putting the flowers in the vase, make a clean cut at the base of each stem. Keep an eye out as the white flower’s petals turn green as the green food coloring works its way up the stem.
  • Don’t hoard your good fortune; give to others. The demand for charitable donations and volunteer hours is constant, not just during the December holidays but all year round. Put your family’s skills to use in helping others.