There are so many holiday-themed activities out there for kids that it can get a little overwhelming. Sometimes when I collect links I come back with tons of them, and I’m not sure that’s super helpful. I’d love to know if you prefer large or small activity roundups, if you’d like more STEM or more educational activities and for what age levels. You are why I’m here!
In the meantime, here’s a little collection of fun activities you might want to do at home or with a small group of kids for St. Patrick’s Day. Enjoy!
Building a leprechaun trap is a fun crafty activity that is easy to turn into a STEM activity by presenting kids with a collection of items with which to make a trap. You can do it with LEGOs, recycled materials, an old shoebox, really whatever you have on hand. Homeschool Preschool has a huge collection of ideas to get your brain going. She has printables, book lists and other great St. Patrick’s Day stuff, too.
Instead of a trap, you might want to build a graham cracker leprechaun house instead. It’s just like a gingerbread house, just with green icing. Adventures of Mel has a tutorial with all the details.
Another fun STEM idea comes from Joy in the Works, who made a homemade catapault game where Lucky Charms are launched into little pots. This one looks like a lot of fun!
And what’s St. Patrick’s Day without some rainbows? The Pinterested Parent has some great ideas for making your own rainbows and then painting them (sort of like you might draw a shadow). So clever!
If you have older kids, you’ll want to try this technique for making perfect rainbow tie-dye from Crafty Chica. It looks amazing and so much fun.
Do you do any special activities for St. Patrick’s Day? I’d love to hear about them!