Posts Tagged "st. patrick’s day"

St. Patrick’s Day Green Mocktails

Go green on St. Patrick's Day with a holiday-themed mocktail. Whether you're planning a child-friendly party, want to celebrate with your kids or are just looking for fun, non-alcoholic St. Patty's Day beverage picks, these delicious drinks are easy, tasty treats for the whole family. Lemon Lime Delight Share the luck o' the Irish with this green citrus drink. Mix your favorite clear lemon-lime soda with a few drops of green food coloring. That's it! Add a lime wedge to the edge of the glass as a festive garnish. Green Drink Green drinks (veggie smoothies) are popular picks for energizing...

Kids’ Leprechaun Trap Activity for St. Patrick’s Day

Are you looking for a way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with your kids? A leprechaun trap is an easy art activity that engages the young child's imagination, builds fine motor skills and encourages creativity. Before you get started, take a look at these simple step-by-step directions! Materials You'll Need Shoe box Markers Scissors Clear-drying school glue Green construction paper Green glitter Green pipe cleaners How-To Steps Draw a door on the side of the shoe box. Remember, the leprechaun is little—meaning your child needs to size the door accordingly. Cut the door out. Cover the box with the green...

St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Kids

If you're looking for a few fun-filled family activities to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, check out these easy ideas. Whether you're in charge of your child's school party, you're having a few friends over or you just need at-home options to keep the kiddos busy, these ideas are low-prep, low-mess and budget friendly! St. Patrick's Day Play Ask your child to pick their favorite St. Patrick's Day-themed book. Read the book together, noting the names of the characters, the sequence of events and the setting. Turn the book into a play to perform for family and friends. Make your own...

St. Patrick’s Day Pot of Gold Art for Preschoolers

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with an easy art activity for your preschooler. Whether you're crafting at home or need a special activity for a pre-k holiday party, these pot of gold ideas are perfect for kiddos ages three through five. Paper Pot of Gold Collage Cut out a black circle (to use as a pot) and plenty of smaller yellow circles (to use as gold). Give your child a piece of green card stock or poster board, the shapes and a glue stick. Now they're ready to collage. It's that easy! Don't worry if your preschooler doesn't get all the...

Shamrock Art Activities for Kids

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with an easy shamrock kids' craft. Start with card stock shamrocks. Trace the shape onto the paper, using a stencil or a cookie cutter. Cut the shamrocks out and try one of these artsy ideas! Shamrock Bouquet  Your child can glue the shamrocks onto a piece of poster board, creating a flower bouquet-style design. Add stems with green tempera paint or a green marker. Shamrock Garland Punch one hole in each side of the shamrocks. Tie the shapes together with green yarn. That's it! Now you have festive holiday décor. Shamrock Pattern Play Instead of making...

Easy St. Patrick’s Day Kids’ Treats

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with plenty of green-themed treats. If you don't have time to create a full menu of Pinterest-worthy goodies, you can still whip up a few yummy ideas with the kids. Whether you're having a holiday party, helping out at your child's classroom St. Patty's Day bash or are just looking for a few ideas to try out at home, these ideas are easy (and fun) to make! Holiday Cupcakes Don't worry if you're not a from-scratch type of baker. Simply add a few drops of green food coloring to a boxed white cake mix and you...

St. Patrick’s Day Mocktails for the Family

The kids have their green outfits ready for St. Patrick’s Day. They’ve crafted shamrock everything and have made green rice cereal treats, green s’mores and green cupcakes. Now what? Now it’s time to keep the holiday spirit going with a few great green mocktails. Mocktails may look like cocktails, but are far from the real thing. These completely non-alcoholic drinks are easy ways to brighten your family’s party or just treat your child to something special. And bonus — your creative kiddo can help you to mix up the holiday fun. Sparkling Soda Bubbly water with crisp, clean ice cubes...

St. Patrick’s Day Party Games for Kids

Are you looking for a few fun games to try out at your child’s next St. Patrick’s Day party? Whether you’re in charge of the school’s holiday party or you’re throwing a kid-friendly get-together at home, these easy game ideas will keep everyone entertained! Shamrock Memory Cut out shamrocks from green card stock paper. Group the shapes together into pairs. Write matching numbers on each set. Turn them over and spread them out on a desk or a table. Have the kids try to match each pair. Find the Pot of Gold Create a scavenger hunt around the school, the...

St Patrick’s Day Shamrock Crafts for Kids

Decorating for St. Patrick’s Day doesn’t have to mean going out and buying ready-made shamrock-themed items. Instead, your child can craft plenty of holiday décor — with your help! Start with shamrocks. Cut green craft felt into curved rectangles and hearts. Your child needs one rectangle and three hearts for each shamrock. Glue the shamrocks together at the points and add the rectangle to the bottom as a stem. Now your child is ready to make these awesomely artsy ideas! Shamrock Garland Punch holes in the side of the felt shamrocks. Thread green and white ribbon through the holes, stringing...

Easy St. Patrick’s Day Desserts

Your child can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by helping you to make a sweet treat. Even though your kiddo can’t use the oven or the stove, they can mix, measure and decorate these delicious goodies for the holiday. Cookie Balls Use a food processor to grind your child’s favorite cream-filled sandwich cookies into a sand-like consistency. Mix them with two to three ounces of cream cheese and form them into balls. Freeze the spheres. When they’re firm, take them out and coat them with melted chocolate. But not just any melted chocolate. Melt white chocolate in the microwave (be careful,...