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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Home

St. Patrick’s Day is a favorite holiday among children for the sheer mischief of the occasion—but who said a little mischief can’t also be educational? We’ve rounded up 8 fun and educational activities to mark the holiday you can do as a family!


 Fizzing Pots of Gold

Who said leprechauns are a myth? These fizzing pots of gold are real science! This combination of baking soda, white vinegar, and food coloring are a great way to spark an interest in chemical reactions at home!

via littlebinsforlittlehands.com


Rainbow Shamrock Sun Catcher

Just in time for the first day of spring, these rainbow shamrock sun catchers will invite in the longer days with style, color, and a little bit of luck—a seasonal keepsake that is sure to come back out every spring.

via theresjustonemommy.com



Trap some leprechauns!


Leprechaun Trap Blueprints
How will your children catch a leprechaun? Download this free printable to help bring their ideas to life, and maybe someone will finally catch one!




Leprechaun Traps
Leprechauns are notoriously mischievous and visit unsuspecting households nationwide around the holiday. It’s time to put a stop to their impish ways! Get your children in on the fun with these leprechaun traps—guaranteed to save your home from St. Patrick’s Day mayhem.

via thesuburbansoapbox.com


Festive Writing Assignments

Your kids can channel all their excitement for St. Patrick’s Day through words. Guided holiday prompts such as “I Feel Lucky When…” are a great way to help them practice their writing in a fun, festive project.

Leprechaun Traps

via acupcakefortheteacher.com



Rainbow Handprints

A St. Patrick’s Day twist on Thanksgiving hand turkeys, all these require is a handprint, the colors of the rainbow, and a lucky leprechaun’s gold!


via funhandprintartblog.com



Shamrock Kettles

Encourage your kids to grow this St. Patrick’s Day! These shamrock kettles are not only creative and fun; they also give them the opportunity to learn about seeds and understand the process of planting and growing!

Festive Reading

Scholastic has a long list of St. Patrick’s Day reading to share with your kids! Go ahead, try your luck– maybe you’ll find your next favorite book!

Originally posted 2023

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