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17 Activities for a Magical St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is here! Irish or not, we want to help make it magical for the whole family. If you’re looking for ways to join in on the fun, look no further! We put together 17 fun and easy activities that will fill your home with leprechauns, rainbows, and shamrocks. If you’re really lucky, you may even find some gold at the end of the rainbow!

1. Shaving Cream Coin Hunt

They say you’ll find gold at the end of a rainbow, but this activity will have you finding it in the shaving cream! Grab a large bin or bowl, shaving cream, glitter, and gold coins and then you’re all set! Search away!

2. St. Patrick’s Day Glitter Slime

Who doesn’t love playing with slime? With just a few ingredients you can easily make this St. Patrick’s Day slime. For a special touch add in some shamrock rainbow confetti!

3. St. Patrick’s Day Lucky Pancakes

These green lucky pancakes are guaranteed to bring a smile to everyone’s face at the breakfast table! All you need is your choice of pancake mix, green food coloring, whip cream, and some lucky charm marshmallows.

4. Shamrock Shakes

Why get a McDonald’s shamrock shake when you can make your own right at home! The main ingredients include vanilla ice cream, milk, peppermint extract, and green food coloring. This is a treat that your whole family will enjoy for sure!

5. I Am Lucky Writing Activity

This is a good gratitude activity that you can do with your kids this St. Patrick’s Day. For this activity, you’ll write a reason why you are lucky in each leaf of the shamrock. It’s good to recognize the good things in your life even while living through a pandemic!

6. Torn Paper Shamrock

This is one of the easiest crafts that your kids will enjoy. Draw an outline of a shamrock on some paper (or print one out) and let your kids get to work on tearing up some green construction paper to create their torn paper shamrock. 

7. Leprechaun Hunt Game

Here’s a fun activity that gets everyone up and moving around. If the scavenger hunt leaves you wanting more, you’re in luck because there are 9 other games that you’ll find in this link. Happy hunting! 

8. St. Patrick’s Day Calming Bottle

Looking for a timer, decoration, or a new toy? Look no more because this craft will provide you with all three! With just a Voss water bottle (or any water bottle), some green dish soap, green hand soap, a hot glue, and shamrock confetti, you’ll be all set to create this nifty craft. 

9. Shamrock Balance Beam

Here’s a fun activity that also incorporates vestibular sensory input. To create your shamrock balance beam, you’ll only need to tape some foam shamrocks to the floor. There are also many ways to add to this activity if your child is looking for even more of a challenge! 

10. Beaded Shamrocks

This easy St. Patrick’s Day craft will also have your kids working on their fine motor skills. Grab some beads and a bundle of green pipe cleaners and you’re ready to go!

11. Shape Leprechaun with Curly Beard

This craft is not only fun, it is also educational! This leprechaun craft will also have your kids practicing shapes. You’ll need some construction paper, gray cardstock paper, googly eyes, a black marker, scissors, and some glue to get started on this leprechaun craft. 

12. Paper Plate Leprechaun Mask

This craft is one that will be the perfect addition to your kid’s dress up clothes. Grab a paper plate, glue, paint, and some construction paper and get to work on this fun craft!

13. Paper Plate Rainbow Craft

This paper plate rainbow craft will bring some spring vibes into your home! All you need is paper plates, cotton balls, construction paper, glue, scissors, and a stapler!

14. Coffee Filter Shamrock Craft

Who doesn’t love glitter?! You’ll only need some glitter glue, coffee filters, scissors, and markers for this fun craft. Pro tip: Put some newspaper down for an easy peasy clean up! 

15. Fingerprint Rainbow Pot of Gold

Kids may love making a mess, which is why they’ll love this fingerprinting craft. You’ll only need some black paper, white paper, rainbow paints, scissors, glue, and gold glitter to get going on this craft.

16. Rainbow Chain

This craft could make a cute and festive decoration to hang up this St. Patrick’s Day, and the best part is it’s easy to make! You’ll need construction paper, scissors, gold glitter, glue, tape, and floss to make your own rainbow chain.

17. Paper Fan Shamrock

You probably have made paper snowflakes before, but have you ever made a paper fan shamrock? With just some green paper, scissors, a pencil, glue, and something round to use for tracing, you’ll be ready to make your paper fan shamrock.