Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Kids

Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Kids

St. Patrick’s Day is observed on March 17. Here’s a few fun ways to teach your child about the shamrock filled festivities.

Go Green on St. Patty’s Day.

Wear green clothes, make green food or point out all the green things you see while you’re out and about.

Read a Book:

How to Catch a Leprechaun

By Adam Wallace and  Andy Elkerton 

Is this the year you’ll finally catch the leprechaun? Start a St. Patrick’s Day tradition with this fun and lively children’s picture book and get inspired to build leprechaun traps of your own at home or in the classroom! Laugh along in this zany story for kids that blends STEAM concepts with hilarious rhymes and vibrant illustrations!

Green Shamrocks

By Eve Bunting

Rabbit is growing shamrocks in a pretty yellow pot–he’s getting them ready for St. Patrick’s Day so he can wear them for the parade! When his pot of beautiful green shamrocks goes missing, he goes searching . . . will he find them in time?

Clever Tom and the Leprechaun

By Linda Shute

Clever Tom Fitzpatrick thinks his fortune is made when he captures a leprechaun and forces him to reveal the hiding place of his gold, but the leprechaun is clever too.

Photo via www.thebestideasforkids.com/leprechaun-traps/

Make a Leprechaun Trap.

Use paper rolls, glitter, Lucky Charms cereal and coins to make a fun and simple leprechaun trap!

Photo: www.easytogrowbulbs.com

Plant Shamrocks.

The shamrock is the national flower of Ireland. Pick up some shamrock seeds or sprouts at your local gardening store and plant a few for luck in your garden or keep as a houseplant.

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