Posts Tagged "st. patrick’s day"

St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow: Explore Science and Art

Are you looking for ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with your child? There are plenty! If your kiddo is into science and art, you can combine the two into one holiday-themed activity. A rainbow that leads to the leprechaun’s pot of gold is a well-known St. Patrick’s Day symbol. Instead of just drawing or coloring a rainbow of colors, create a fizzing paint that helps your little learner to explore chemistry, colors and much, much more! Ingredients: Food coloring Baking soda (note: baking soda, and not baking powder) White vinegar A paintbrush White card stock paper A muffin tin...

5 St. Patrick’s Day Books for Children

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a family-friendly book reading session. Curl up with your kiddo, grab a holiday-themed picture book and read to each other. If your child is too young to read, she can point to the pictures and tell you a story based on them. Check out these St. Patrick’s Day children’s books that your little reader will absolutely adore! How to Catch a Leprechaun, by Adam Wallace and Andy Elkerton. This eye-catching easy read teaches your child a (fictional) lesson on how to catch these magical creatures. Your little one might just want to make her very...

St. Patrick’s Day Kids’ Activities: Play, Create and Cook

Are you looking for St. Patrick’s Day kids’ activities? Whether your child is an art-enthusiast, musical or just loves to play, these ideas are easy, imaginative and fun! So, try one. Or try them all and get your green on this holiday. At-Home Holiday Parade If there isn’t a St. Patrick’s Day parade going on near you, create your own at home. Don’t worry about buying a bunch of musical instruments right now. You can make your own! Your child can bang on pots and pans with wooden spoons to create her own drums. Cover the ends of paper towel...

St. Patrick’s Day Family Fun

St. Patrick’s Day is here. You’ve got the green gear for the kids to wear, but what about the holiday activities? Make some luck o’ the Irish at home with these last minute fun-filled crafts, projects and ideas! Paint a rainbow. If you have at least three colors of paint (the primaries- red, yellow and blue), you can paint a rainbow. Set up a color-mixing science exploration and ask the kids to make as many colors from the three primaries as they can. Next, finger print or use a paintbrush to create a rainbow! Add a pot of gold. Now...

Grow a St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock

Are you looking for creative way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the kids? You’ve planned on a parade, prepped to whip up tasty treats – now what? Try a science themed holiday activity! The shamrock is a traditional symbol of St. Patrick’s Day. From the Irish seamrog, it means little or young “clover.” Your little artist has drawn shamrock shapes, collaged the three-leaved clover and painted plenty of green shamrock gardens. Now it’s time to get real and plant an actual clover! Not only is this a fun-filled family way to celebrate the holiday, but the constant care of...

St. Patrick’s Day Treat Tips and Tricks

You’re not a whiz in the kitchen or you just don’t have time to whip up a holiday feast. That doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a festively fun treat or two! How? Check out these oh-so-simple ways to add some St. Patty’s Day flare to everyday snacks, sweets and meals. You’ve got white or vanilla cake, cupcake or cookie batter: Add a drop of green food coloring in. Split the batter into a few bowls, and add a drop of food coloring (a different color in each bowl). Layer the batter or make individual cakes to...

DIY St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Card

Send a St. Patrick’s Day greeting with a sparkle! Whether you’re the crafty type, or you’ve got an art-loving child, this DIY is super-simple for everyone at almost every age. Send the greeting to family and friends or use it as a glitzy way to invite quests to a St. Patty’s Day party! Materials: Card stock paper – white, dark/bright green and light green Scissors A pencil Clear-drying school or craft glue A paintbrush Glitter – green and gold Instructions: Fold the white card stock in half from top to bottom (tent style). Fold the dark/bright green paper in the...

5 St. Patrick’s Day Parades You Won’t Want to Miss

How are you spending St. Patrick’s Day? If you’re looking for a parade, you may just have the luck of the Irish in your corner. Each year some of the most stellar parades across the U.S. happen on St. Patrick’s Day! Which ones get the top honors as best parade picks? Chicago, Illinois. Chicago’s St. Patrick’s Day parade is held on the Saturday of (or before) the holiday at noon. Starting at Balbo and Columbus, the parade moves north. The parade isn’t the only must-see part of the day. The city dyes the Chicago River green at 9 a.m.! New...