With St. Patrick’s Day next week, we’ve gathered some crafts, books and snacks to help you celebrate with your family!
St. Patrick’s Day Crafts
At The Logan’s blog you’ll find several activities and crafts that one mom did for a St. Patrick’s Day party. My favorite craft from her post was the rainbow handprints.
At the Under the Table and Dreaming Blog you’ll find directions to make these adorable shamrocks out of coffee filters.
Another shamrock craft can be found at No Time for Flash Cards. All you need is paper, glue, shaving cream and green paint to make this messy but fun project.
St. Patrick’s Day Books
St. Patrick’s Day: Parades, Shamrocks, and Leprechauns, By Elaine Landau
A non-fiction book about St. Patrick’s day includes many facts and photographs related to the history of St. Patrick’s Day, Ireland, St. Patrick, traditions, and how it’s celebrated today.
Mary McLean and the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, By Steven Kroll
A story about a young Irish girl who is determined to ride in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. In order to do so, she needs to find the perfect Shamrock in the middle of winter in New York City, she even meets a leprechaun as she’s searching. At the very last minute her father finds one for her and she gets to ride in the Parade!
St. Patrick’s Day Snacks
At EasyCakeDecorating.com you will find a tutorial to make shamrock shaped cupcakes.
At Cooking Melangery you will find a recipe for a St. Patrick’s Day favorite, Irish Soda Bread.
Rice Crispy treats are a favorite at my house, here is a version for St. Patrick’s Day from Smashed Peas and Carrots.
I love these rainbow jars! There are many examples of this idea on the internet, here is one from babble.com.
St. Patrick’s Day Activities
Use balloons to make these racing leprechauns from Housingaforest.com.
Another idea from No Time For Flash Cards is the Lucky Gold Hunt.
Here is a game from Enjoy Life, cut out some shamrocks, write silly activities on some of them and have a few giggles with your kids.
One last activity from Spoonful.com, Can You Let Go of the Leprechauns Gold?