It’s just about that time again. Time for shamrock socks, green clothes from head to toe, and food and drinks that have been dyed green everywhere you look. Celebrate the holiday at home with your children with these fun craft ideas and recipes! Have fun playing and crafting with this fun Leprechaun Disguise Kit. All you need is a printer, string, double-sided, and some scissors and you can create a mask that your kids will love!
Hmmm, let’s see what else we can do!
1. Send your kids on a treasure hunt throughout the house. Fill little buckets with chocolate gold coins, hide them, and send your kids on a scavenger hunt using hints posted at places inside your home. If the weather is nice you can go outside and hunt for 4 leaf clovers.
2. Get your children in the kitchen and make a traditional Irish recipe like corned beef and cabbage. That would also be a good time to teach them the true meaning behind St. Patty’s Day.
3. Try to catch a leprechaun. This is a favorite tradition in my home. As I’m sure you know, if a leprechaun gets caught it must reveal where has hidden his pot of gold. Use your creativity and make a fun leprechaun trap using items you have around your home. Here are some great examples. The night before St Patty’s Day have your children put out the trap and put the bait ( lucky charms of course) around and inside. If you’re will to clean up the mess the next morning, once your children have gone to bed you can sprinkle green glitter from the trap to the front door as if it was magically left behind by that slippery little guy. Leave a note that says, “ can’t catch me!” or something else along the lines and make sure to leave a sweet treat.
I think doing little extra things like these for your children during the holidays makes them extra special. It creates traditions and stories that your children will be sharing for years to come. Head over to Family Fun for more ideas on how to make March 17th extra fun for you and your family.