March is one of my favourite months. It’s when we celebrate spring and certain family birthdays and, of course, St. Patrick’s Day. Other than finding green outfits for everyone to wear (not hard for me to do!), here are some creative (and tasty!) St. Patrick’s Day treats and crafts for kids.
While you’re baking or crafting, talk about the great saint behind this fun holiday too (even though we don’t know much about him).
St. Patrick’s Day Party Ideas
As I mentioned, we know lots of people with birthdays this month, though none are exactly on St. Patrick’s Day. (I missed it by two days; my dad make a green cake and cookies the year I was born.) Even if you don’t have a birthday this month, plan a party with these ideas just for fun!
1st Birthday Party Ideas—party planner extraordinaire DeBalino shares some green, Irish party ideas for celebrating a little girl’s first (or any!) birthday.
Easy St. Patty’s Day Decor—I love this idea for an easy yet stunning St. Patrick’s Day centrepiece.
St. Patrick’s Day Treats
As far as I’m concerned, any occasion is a great excuse to do some baking! My girls love getting into the kitchen too (we call it “math” some days, if we have no better excuse) so here’s a host of tasty ideas, from quick and easy to a bit more complicated.
Shamrock Rice Krispie Treats—everyone loves rice krispie treats… so make them Irish for St. Patty’s day! They’re even healthy (hint: spinach is green!).
Lucky Shamrock Squares—for a more sophisticated yet easy treat, try these rice krispie squares with white chocolate on top!
Jiggle Jello Shamrocks—this easy, pretty dessert is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
Shamrock Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies—another twist on a classic recipe (also great for spinach-lovers).
Mini Rainbow Pancakes—surprise the kids with a special breakfast! Or whip these up for an easy lunch.
Rainbow Cookies—my girls love making cookies and playing with play dough… put it together and make these cookies for a fun, tasty treat.
Lime Shamrock Punch—this quick and easy punch is green enough for any Irish lass or laddie.
Leprechaun Lime Poke Cake—this cake really looks sublime!
Chocolate Grasshopper Cookies—use a chocolate cake mix to whip up a batch of these yummy cookies.
St. Patty’s Day Smoothie—this healthy green smoothie would make a great snack for St. Patrick’s Day
Candied Green Popcorn—plan a movie night and serve this fun popcorn!
St. Patrick’s Day Crafts
Pull out the craft supplies! My girls love any excuse to get creative. Here are some great ideas for keeping them busy this month and adding some colour to your home decor. Bonus: most of these ideas are pretty mess-free and some projects might even last until next year.
I’m Lucky Because… —this craft is a fun way to celebrate the good things in your child’s life (and learn more about what they’re feeling or appreciating!)
Making a Rainbow—use buttons and cotton balls to make this fun craft!
Fruitloops Rainbow—this craft is fun AND tasty!
Shamrock Thumbprint Craft—this cute craft would be a lot of fun for kids to make and could be a gift for grandparents or teachers too!
Shamrock Dot Art—this is a great no-mess activity for toddlers, and comes with a free printable.
Stained Glass Shamrocks—these pretty shamrocks are easy to make (and mess-free too!).
DIY Clover—use felt and gems to make this pretty St. Patrick’s Day keychain (I love useful craft ideas like this!)
Do you and your kids enjoy celebrating St. Patrick’s Day?