17 Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at Home with Kids

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By Valarie Fisher, Publisher of Macaroni Kid Roseville-Rocklin-Lincoln, CA March 10, 2020

You certainly don't have to be Irish to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Kids love St. Patrick's Day... and there's plenty you can do to make the day special for them!

We've got 17 ideas to make St. Patrick's Day memorable for your kiddos.

1. Drink green milk 
Secretly add a few drops of green food coloring to a glass of milk of cereal. Tell them the leprechaun must have done it!

2. Make them giggle with green toilet water 
Add some green food coloring to the water in the toilet. Oops, I guess the leprechaun forgot to flush!

3. Create a leprechaun trap 
Kids love getting creative making a trap to try to catch a leprechaun! Here are two fun examples:

4. Eat Lucky Charms 
In my house kids don't get a lot of sugary cereals, but Lucky Charms on St. Patrick's Day is an exception!

5. Make shamrock pancakes
Just add some green dye to your pancake mix for a special St. Patrick's Day breakfast... or dinner!

6. Get eggs-cited with green eggs
Green scrambled eggs? Yep! Today is the day to add green food dye to anything you can! 

7. Slurp down green mint milkshakes 
Yum... we love mint milkshakes. St. Patrick's Day is a great excuse to have one!

8. Hide gold coins around the house
That silly leprechaun dropped gold wrapped chocolate coins all over the house! Can your kids find them all? 

9. Bake green cookies 
We love baking as a family, and this Lime Shamrock Meringue Cookie recipe is a favorite!

10. Get crafty
Here are three simple St. Patrick's Day-themed crafts you can make with your kiddos!

11. Sandwiches for dinner!
Try this amazing Triple Decker Corned Beef Special for an easy dinner everyone will love.

12. Make a rainbow necklace 
Simply string Kellogg's Froot Loops cereal onto a length of yarn. Kids can wear it... and then nibble on it for a snack!

13. Hide lucky love notes around the house
Cut shamrock shapes from green construction paper and write reasons you feel so lucky to be your child's mom. Leave them in random places around the house or hide some in your child's bedroom.

14. Grow green grass... from a sponge!
Green is the color of St. Patrick's Day so what better time to sprinkle a few seeds? Check out our easy idea for a DIY sponge grass garden. Kids will love to watch their St. Patrick's Day seeds sprout!

15. Hold a scavenger hunt 
See who can find the most green things in the house!

16. Learn the history of St. Patrick's Day 
Did you know, for instance, that St. Patrick actually grew up in Britain and not Ireland? Learn more here!

17. Don't forget to wear green!
Because that's what we do.