Easy Ways to Celebrate St. Patty's Day

Easy Ways to Celebrate St. Patty's Day

Parenthood is busy and demanding. Sometimes it can seem overwhelming to keep up with everything. Celebrating every holiday can easily feel like too much, but not celebrating can make you feel like you should do more. Don’t let the stress or expectations get to you. We have some easy activities you can do to celebrate the holiday, without feeling like you’re doing too much.

from: General Mills

Lucky Charms for breakfast

This is so easy and simple, but your little ones will still feel like they are part of the magic of St. Patty’s Day! The cereal company will oftentimes release a special box that even dyes the milk green to add to the fun!

from: Super Healthy Kids

Green Pancakes and Milk

If your household isn’t a cereal house, or if you need a little more depth for breakfast try making pancakes and add a few drops of green food coloring. This is a small change that tends to bring big smiles from little ones! Add some colorful sprinkles to create a fun atmosphere. You can do the same food coloring trick with your milk too!

from: San Diego Family

Wear Green

This is a simple way to join in on the fun of St Patrick's Day! It was believed that wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day made a person invisible to a leprechaun. Don’t have green in your wardrobe? No problem! Tie a green ribbon around your wrist, add or make a green pin, or put a green sticker on your shirt! 

from: She Knows

Do a Scavenger Hunt

This can be as simple or complex as you’d like! Have your little one find green items around the house, or go for a walk outside and see how many green items you can find! Want to make it more complex? Buy some chocolate gold coins from the store and hide them. Then, draw a treasure map your little one must follow to get to the treasure!

from: Delish

Have an Irish Meal

If you’re up for making something different or new, try finding an Irish recipe to eat for dinner on St. Patrick’s Day! Some common foods many use in America are: corned beef, cabbage, or soda bread. Though there are many different foods you can try!

from: Crayola

Color a Picture

Coloring is a staple of childhood! Find some fun, free printable coloring pages, then sit and spend time coloring with your little one! We’ve found some free printables you can use here.

Remember, you don’t have to give yourself too high of expectations! What your children need the most is quality time with you, so if you find making these traditions too much, that is okay! Have fun and enjoy making memories with your little one!