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5 green activities for
St. Patrick's day

Elvine Assouline - Founder

5 St. Patrick's activities your kids will love

Each holiday brings the opportunity to participate in unique celebrations with your kids and Saint Patrick’s Day has no shortage of fun festivities. Whether you are lucky enough to be Irish or just love celebrating the holiday, it’s on you to make the most of this charming holiday with your kids. Try these fun and educational ideas to bring some luck to your home. (Downloadable printables available).

St. Patrick's printable for kids

Play for luck.

Download Free Printables St Patrick games and activities and complete them together. Four lovely games to print – an amazing maze, wordsearch game,  color sheet and a word scramble.

Leprechaune Trap box

Catch the luck.

Learn how to build this special Leprechauns trap and catch their attention with this cool glittery boxes. When their curiosity gets the best of them and they come looking for treasure, the lid of the Leprechaun trap will drop on them for sure! Do you have yours made yet? Check out this great tutorial from B-Inspired mama.

Make sure to have all you need before starting.

Eat all things green

Think green, dress up green and eat green!​

Celebrate the day by feasting on all things green. For breakfast, try some green eggs and ham while reading the Dr. Seuss book to your kids or dye your pancakes green just for fun. For lunch, try serving up a buffet of green foods – broccoli, celery, salad, guacamole, and grapes (Great excuse for eating healthy as well). Wash it all down with some green juice. Who knows? Maybe your child will try some new foods trying to get good luck on St. Patty’s Day.

Get ready for the parade

You might see some Leprechauns if you are lucky enough.

Check your local listings for a Saint Patrick’s Day parade and attend as a family. Go green by painting your face or picking up some silly hats or headbands at the local dollar store. See which family member can dress in the most green for the event.

The Toronto St. Patrick’s Day Parade begins on the corner of Queens Park and Bloor St West (near Museum subway station) and heads east on Bloor Street,  turns south on Yonge Street and finally turns west on Queen Street, finishing at the parade reviewing stand at Nathan Phillips Square.

More information about Toronto Parade on stpatricktoronto.com

Shamrock Dance

Toss your lucky move.

Learn the Shamrock move with this hip hop lesson in the video!

If you are not a big fan of Hip Hop you can also place green cut-out shamrocks all over the living room floor.  Play some happy Irish jig music and let everyone dance around.  When the music is turned off, players must run and find a shamrock to stand on.