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10+ Easy St. Patrick’s Day Crafts & Activities

No matter your heritage or religious beliefs, you, too, can be Irish for a day in March! There are many fun St. Patrick’s Day crafts and activities to help celebrate this day with your kids–from the fun and whimsical leprechaun with his pot of gold to a four-leaf clover that is supposed to bring good luck!

The rainbow offers opportunities to teach colors to our little ones, not to mention the historical aspect of St. Patrick and a variety of traditions that have sprung up around the world to celebrate this special day.

St. Patrick

Saint Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious celebration occurring annually on 17 March in honor of the most commonly recognized patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461). For a lot of us, it means green things and leprechauns, a pot of gold, and a rainbow. It is also a time that the Irish celebrate their heritage.

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, here are some fun St. Patrick’s Day Crafts & Activities to do with your children. From crafts to cooking and books to play dough, there is a little something for everyone!

St. Patrick’s Day Crafts

St. Patrick's Day crafts

  1. St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Wire Bookmark – This delicate St. Patrick’s Day craft is a great one for older children or teens.
  2. Rainbow Hand Art Craft – A fun and simple way to make a rainbow with your toddlers and early elementary-aged children.
  3. Leprechaun Hats – This St. Patrick’s Day craft is a great way to recycle K-cups
  4. Kids St. Patrick’s Day Coloring Pages – FREE printable coloring pages of things like a four-leaf clover, a rainbow, a pot of gold, and more!
  5. St. Patrick’s Day Playdough Mat In addition to facilitating a fun St. Patrick’s Day activity, this playdough mat inspires a lot of creativity.

St. Patrick’s Day Activities

  1. St. Patrick’s Day Indoor Scavenger Hunt – send your kids on a fun scavenger hunt around the house! They might not find a pot of gold at the end, but I’m sure you can think of some fun treats. (You might even make your own St. Paddy’s Day rainbow cake!)
  2. Homemade Play Dough – An easy DIY recipe for green play dough. You can even add glitter!
  3. Silly Shamrock Shaped Rice Krispie Treat Pops – Fun shamrock-shaped pops made out of Rice Krispies Treat.
  4. Educational Projects for St. Patrick’s Day – This is a collection of educational projects from crafts to books, printables, and more!
  5. St. Patrick’s Day Reverse Chocolate Cookies are another great option for a treat at the end of your scavenger hunt, or you can bring your kids into the kitchen and make these cookies together as a family.
  6. For a healthier option, try making this gorgeous Rainbow Fruit Salad for St. Patrick’s Day.

St. Patrick’s Day Books for Kids

In addition to fun St. Patrick’s Day crafts and activities, there’s nothing like sitting down with a fun storybook and reading to your kids. Here are a few ideas:

What St. Patrick’s Day Crafts & Activities are you planning for this year?

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