by Boston Parents Paper
Whether you are Irish or not, St Patrick’s Day is a popular holiday to celebrate. It’s a day filled with fun for both children and adults. Check out the list below for 10 ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with your children.
Bake Treats: Bake some Irish treats like green cake pops or green sugar cookies to decorate. Or if you want to go more traditional, try baking soda bread!
Follow the rainbow: Make a rainbow with skittles, then place gold chocolate coins at each end. Leave it at your child's place setting.
Crafts: Get out your craft supplies and get creative! An easy way to make a clover stamp is to cut the top of a bell pepper off, dip it in paint and start stamping!
Learn: Read about St. Patrick and how the holiday originated.
Parade: Grab your kids and attend a St. Patty’s Day Parade in your area. Check out our events calendar for events near you. http://www.bostonparentspaper.com/event/
Build a Leprechaun Trap: If you catch him, he will have to bring you to his pot of gold! Decorate a cardboard box and cut out a door. Entice him with some glittery gold rocks or leave a trail of glitter to catch his eye.
Wear Green: Put on everything you own that is green. The children can go to school or to a St. Patrick’s Day party covered in green clothing and accessories.
Eat just like the Irish: Make a traditional Irish dinner like corn beef and cabbage.
Go Green: Put green food coloring in the pancake batter or in cake batter.
The Leprechaun Was Here: Put green food coloring in the toilet to make it seem like the leprechaun used the potty. You can also put little green foot prints around the house.
We hope you try one of these 10 ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with your children.
For St. Patrick's Day events and parades in Massachusetts, click here.