St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday that kids love to celebrate! They really enjoy talking about leprechauns and their silly tricks! We like to do a variety of fun little activities for the kiddos and they are so simple, you can easily do them at home too!
Read How to Catch a Leprechaun- This is a book we read the week of St. Patrick’s Day. Its such a silly book to kick of the magic and excitement of St. Patrick’s Day for the kiddos! Amazon and Target both have copies for sale.
Making Magic Milk- Early in the morning on St. Patty’s Day, dye the milk green with food coloring. This way all day long the kiddos can enjoy the fun pop of color. Sometimes we blame it on the Leprechaun, sometimes we let the kiddos do it themselves! Either way, a silly way to brighten the day!
Make a Leprechaun Trap- Before St. Patrick’s Day, let your child create a Leprechaun Trap out of materials from around the house. We typically bring in a shoe box and let the kiddos design and decorate the trap. They love the idea of trying to catch the leprechaun and have a lot of fun building and working together to make it just right. At home you could use any type of recyclables that you may have lying around or can save ahead of time. Give your child some glue, scissors, green paper, straws, rubber bands, and any other craft supplies you have. Let them show off their creativity as you help plan and construct an awesome trap. This is such a fun project to work on together.
Setting Up the Trap- The night before St. Patty’s set up the leprechaun trap together. Before your kiddo wakes up, cause a little bit of a mess! The kids love this! Before our class comes in the room, I tip over chairs in silly ways, make things a little messy, and turn things upside down. I also add some gold glitter around the Leprechaun trap and leave out enough pretend gold coins for each of the children. This is really easy to do at home just to make the day extra exciting.
Go on a Clover Hunt- If you can, get out and try to go for a hike/walk. On your walk, have your kiddos try a clover hunt! This is just another easy way to add some excitement and celebrate St. Patty’s.
Hope you are able to do some of these fun St. Patrick’s Day activities at home! I just think it’s so fun to celebrate with kiddos, they really enjoy all of the magic!
Lead Pre-Kindergarten Teacher