32 Easy St Patrick Day Activities, Recipes, Books & Crafts Kids Can Make

32 St Patrick Day Crafts Kids Can Make

It’s so much fun to do St Patrick Day crafts with our kids and to eat great St Patrick Day recipes on this day that celebrates all things Irish (and green)!

These activities (silly though they may be) are important because most parenting days, we could all use a little more fun and silly, right?

So without further ado, here’s a list of 32 easy free St Patrick Day activities, crafts, learning ideas and recipes kids will love. Try a few of these with your family!

It's so much fun to do St Patrick Day crafts with our kids and to eat great St Patrick Day recipes on this day that celebrates all things Irish (and green)! These activities (silly though they may be) are important because most parenting days, we could all use a little more fun and silly, right? Here's a list of 32 easy free St Patrick Day activities, crafts, learning ideas and recipes kids will love. Try a few of these with your family!

6 Easy St Patrick Day Crafts for Kids

First, I am completely in love with this St Patrick Day hat headband from Jodi at Meaningful Mama! Adorable!  And that it’s made for 50 cents? Wow!

Speaking of St Patrick costumes, this Leprechaun Mask (made from a paper plate!) by Victoria at ABC Creative Learning is so cute too!

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St Patrick decor has never been cuter than these Paper Strip Shamrocks from Sugar Bee Crafts. Grab some green construction paper or green scrapbook paper (oh my gosh–this set is perfect!) and make a few yourself!

Here’s something else awesome you can use that St Patrick Day scrapbook paper for: Textures and Patterns Shamrocks from Fun with a Message.

Rainbow Slime. Need I say any more? Holy cow, my kids would love this awesomeness from Sugar Spice and Glitter.

Crafty Morning has gathered loads of St Patrick Day Footprint and Handprint Crafts here. You could go crazy with these awesome ideas!

6 St Patrick Day Books for Kids


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8 Cheap or Free St Patrick Day Activities for Kids

St Patrick Day is almost here! Celebrate this fun spring holiday with these awesome free St Patrick Day coloring pages, printables and activities. There are oodles of St Patrick Day freebies here! Plus I've included a few other books and resources to help you celebrate this day of leprechauns, rainbows, shamrocks and of course, lots of green!Do your kids love to color? I’ve gathered 22 free St Patrick Day coloring page and printables they’ll be sure to love here.

Make a mini volcano experiment–St Patrick Day style! Little Bins for Little Hands shares a fun St Patricks Day Baking Soda Science Coin Hunt here.

This free St Patrick Day Printable Pack from Gift of Curiosity is another fun way to learn!

How cute is this Pot of Gold Math Game from Totschooling? If you don’t want to use gold coins, use whatever else you may have (pom pos, beans, etc). It’s a great way to make math learning fun on St Patrick’s!

Keeping with the pot of gold theme… check out this Pot Of Gold Play Dough Recipe by Krystal at Sunny Sweet Days.

Or your kiddo can make this awesome DIY Rainbow Necklace from Ana at Mommy’s Bundle! Super easy, and you probably have most of the supplies hanging around the house!

I also adore these traditional-looking free St Patrick’s Day Cards from Living Locurto. So cute!

shamrock-craft easy st patrick day crafts kids makeAnd if you’d like to make your own cards (or stationary… or St Patrick’s home decor), you’ve got to check out No Time for Flashcard’s Rolling Pin Shamrock Printing technique.

Or look at this super-cute St Patrick Day craft ornament kit! Adorable and totally plug-and-play.

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8 St Patrick Day Recipes Kids Will Love

Our family’s all time favorite St Patrick Day recipe is Irish Soda Bread French Toast! I created this recipe a few years ago when we had two huge loaves of Irish Soda Bread leftover after a party (I’m still not sure how this happened!). You’ve got to try it!

Jodi at Meaningful Mama has St Patrick recipes here for every meal of this green-filled holiday! Going to have to try these! The tortellini and pesto design alone is genius.

Speaking of genius, one look at these Shamrock Pretzel Pops from Ana at Mommy’s Bundle and you’ll say, “Why didn’t I think of that?!” Love, love, love!

My friend Kristi Clover of Raising Clovers shares her Lucky Charms Treats here. And with a last name like “Clover,” you know this mama has some great St. Patrick’s Day ideas!

The dessert theme continues (St Patrick’s style) with these festive St Patrick cupcake liners and cupcake toppers set! Use your favorite cupcake recipe or choose one from this incredibly creative cupcake recipe book.

st patrick day recipes crafts kids makeWhat’s a St Patrick Day dessert ensemble without thin mints? I’m giving a big (green) thumbs up to these amazing-looking No-Bake Thin Mint Cookie Truffles from Six Sisters Stuff! Yummy!

How about a few (healthy!) green shake recipes? Here are a few from Spark People. This is the one day where it’s OK for a shake to taste, as my kids put it, “green.”

Or, you can make your St Patrick Day menu really easy and add green food coloring to everything you eat! There’s also edible green sprinkles, edible green “sparkles” and, my favorite, edible shamrock-shaped sprinkles!! 

4 Great Resources for Learning About St Patrick Day History

Want to learn more about the history behind St Patrick? Who was this man from Ireland, and why do we celebrate him all these years later? These St Patrick Day history learning resources will help:

Want more great St Patrick Day ideas for kids? Follow my St. Patrick’s Day: Holiday Crafts and Decor Pinterest Board!

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About the Author

As a wife and mom to four passionate kids, Alicia Michelle loves encouraging women, married couples and families with practical tips for growing closer to God during holidays like Easter, Christmas and Thanksgiving. Alicia is the owner/editor of both ChristCenteredHolidays.com and YourVibrantFamily.com; the author of Plan to Be Flexible, The Back to School Survival Manual; and the creator/producer of the "7 Days to a Less Angry Mom Online Video Course,", Christ-Centered Christmas Resources and My Memory Box Organizing System. In addition, she is a monthly contributor for several popular family blogs, including Crosswalk.com. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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