Every year on the 17th of March we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a little bit of luck, fun green clothing, and plenty of traditional Irish goodies! We searched all over Pinterest and found our top 17 St. Patty’s Day inspired activities and treats to try with your little leprechaun this year!


1. Rainbow Fruit Salad Parfait

Add you child’s favorite fruits to this colorful afternoon snack!


2. Irish Beef Stew with Shamrock Croutons

Try this cool spin on an Irish classic!



3. St. Patrick’s Day Sensory Slime

Try this “toddler approved” sensory activity. Your little one will love the weird texture of the slime!3


4. Shamrock Button Hair Clips

Don’t own any green clothing? Grab some green felt or construction paper to create a festive hair clip.



5. Egg Carton 4 Leaf Clovers

All you need: egg carton, green paint, scissors, and string!



6. Rainbow Paper Plate Craft

Grab a paper plate, cotton balls, and some colorful party streamers to create your very own rainbow.

(You may just find a pot of gold at the end!)



7. Cheerio Leprechaun

One of the rare moments when it is acceptable to play with your food!



8. Shamrock Family Photo Collage

Use some of your favorite family photos to create a fun collage!


9. Jello Pot of Gold

This edible pot of gold will be a household favorite. All you need… Jello!


10. Shamrock Finger Puppets

Create a story with your little one and send their shamrock puppet on a magical adventure!



11. Shamrock Reveal Mint-Chocolate Pound Cake

This yummy cake recipe will be a fun treat after a long day of storytelling and searching for pots of gold!




12. 10 Magical St. Patrick’s Day Books to Read to Your Kids

Read the tale of Kate O’Sullivan who takes matters into her own hands to save her family from famine and disaster. Read O’Sullivan Stew and 9 other St. Patty’s Day classics!



13. Glittery, Treasure Play dough

This recipe only requires a few, common household items and will keep your little one entertained for hours!



14. Rainbow Jar Science Experiment

It’s true: you can still celebrate a holiday and learn a little bit about science.

Check out this cool STEM related activity.



15. Shamrock Quiche

Even your little one will enjoy quiche with a lucky, secret ingredient…Spinach!



16. Shaving Cream Treasure Hunt

Use shaving cream to hid gold coins, small toys, or small kitchen tools. This is a great opportunity to teach about new shapes and textures.


17. ABC Gold Scavenger Hunt

This scavenger hunt is a great way to practice early literacy skills with your kindergarten or school aged kid.