Posts Tagged "st. patrick’s day"

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,...

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...