3 Fun St. Patrick’s Day Activities For Kids

by Jenn

Happy St. Patrick's Day CupcakeSt. Patrick ’s Day is a fun holiday not only because of the green beer, but kids love sporting the green too.  Kids look forward to every holiday and with St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner it’s time to start planning those fun activities to do with your kids too.  What’s St. Patrick’s Day activities for kids do you have planned out?

We already know that St. Patrick’s Day is known for pots of gold, rainbows Ireland, and GREEN.  Don’t’ get caught without it, you might get an unpleasant pinch. This St. Patrick’s Day you can celebrate with your kids by doing a few of these activates.  Here’s a three great St. Patrick’s Day activities for kids that adults will have fun with too.

Hunt for Gold

Treasure hunts are fun, this time search for gold.  There’s some awesome St Patrick’s Day candy that’s wrapped like cold coins that you can purchase.  Head to your local dollar store and see what fun St Patrick’s Day items they have, everything fun when there’s a treasure hunt involved. Plus, it’s a great activity to help wear the kids out a little too.

Face Painting

This is an activity we always have fun with.  Whether you simply paint a four-leaf clover on their face or go all out with pots of gold and rainbows.  Face painting is a lot of fun.  You can even get the older kids involve and have a contest, letting them use the younger kid faces to paint.  Chances are all the kids will have a blast with this one.


There’s nothing more fun than decorating with your kids.  This can not only be fun, but a great way to bond with your children, it’s a great way to show your children you love them.  Being a parent it’s important to find ways to have fun with your children and bond at the same time.  Talking while your decorating, agreeing on ideas, being creative and maybe letting loose and getting a little crazy.  It’s fun and can be a wonderful way to bond with your children.


Have your children help you with the cooking, baking and decorating.  Another fun activity for kids, and wonderful way for parents to bond and spend quality time talking with their children.  If your children are younger, allowing them to help you cook is always such a rewarding experiences for kids.  Kids have an active imagination so while you’re decorating your St. Patrick’s Day Chocolate Cupcakes ask them for fun ideas to decorate them with.

These are just a few activities you can do with your children on St Patrick’s Day.  There’s so many activities, use your imagination and get your children involved in the planning process.  There’s nothing more fun or more important than quality time with the kids.

What activates do you have planned with the kids on St. Patrick’s Day?

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Ari March 4, 2013 - 4:09 am
These are a lot of fun ideas! I really think the hunt for gold has a lot of potential as a great party game. I think another add in to the day's activities would be perhaps learning about why St. Patrick's day is significant with an option of delving into Ireland's history or culture. I know that some places have local parades, fairs or cultural programs, so the option to go out as a family could also be a nice plan for the day.
Megan March 4, 2013 - 9:25 am
Fun ideas for any day of the year!
denise smith March 4, 2013 - 11:33 am
my kids always enjoys the holidays like st patricks day because of doing different activities and baking different things that is colored in green it is a fun day for everyone
Nicole Becker March 4, 2013 - 11:51 am
Thanks so much especially for the printables!! My granddaughter will love it!!
Maria Iemma March 4, 2013 - 11:57 am
I was looking for some cute things to do with my granddaughter for St. Patrick's Day. Thank you for the printables and learning activities. -
lisa March 4, 2013 - 2:55 pm
I thing face painting and the hunt for gold are wonderful ideas.
Kelley Gaudette March 4, 2013 - 9:23 pm
I'll have to try this with my daughter.
paydra March 4, 2013 - 9:32 pm
I've never really celebrated St Pat's Day with my kids..but my hubby is Irish, so, maybe this year we'll have to try one of your ideas! Hunting for gold sounds like fun :-)
Karen Hand March 4, 2013 - 11:02 pm
All of your suggestions to celebrate the holiday are excellent. The main idea behind the activity is to spend time with your child. Thanks.
Carlabree Bonesteel March 5, 2013 - 7:35 am
I don't have kids, but my boyfriend and I will go to the parade in Albany...and probably bring my cousin's kids with us...we set up lawn chairs on the side of the street, and watch the parade...then run as fast as we can away from all the drunk people!
Sam Dock March 5, 2013 - 12:51 pm
I always try to have the kids help me cook something or do a special craft for each holiday, they love it!
g2-b1f33b23435e747b698cedf97de3403b March 5, 2013 - 11:08 pm
thanks for sharing... love being with my kids
Maddie Klingaman March 6, 2013 - 12:47 pm
I don't have young kids, but I like to invite my neighbors kids to come bake or cook. I love when they come over and decorate cupcakes or cookies. they seem to have such fun.
Tom March 6, 2013 - 8:22 pm
Here's a quick vid showing how kids can make a cool greeting card for St Patrick's Day: http://youtu.be/11YSocbdy0Q
Charissa March 7, 2013 - 1:14 pm
I think we'll definitely be decorating cupcakes this year :)
nanarobertas March 8, 2013 - 2:25 am
thank you for the activities I will have to try for spring break and st. patricks day stay green!!!
md kennedy March 8, 2013 - 1:25 pm
All great ideas. I've also done a hunt likewith Easter eggs on St. Patrick's Day, but use all kinds of green treats!
Marie Butler March 8, 2013 - 1:36 pm
Great ideas! Our fav is baking up a delicious rainbow cake! We get white cake mix, divide the batter up into 6 bowls and use gel food coloring to make our rainbow colors. Then dump each individual bowl of batter on top of each other in the pan. We make ours in a bundt pan and hide chocolate gold coins on the inside.
ANN*H March 8, 2013 - 3:11 pm
Thanks much . I like more St. Patricks ideas for me and my grandson to make. We like doing those kinds of craft things together.
Susan Broughton March 8, 2013 - 4:22 pm
Holidays are always a good time to get together to make crafts and cook delicious treats.
Paula V March 8, 2013 - 6:34 pm
Great activities for the lucky irish day! :-)
Mary Bearden March 9, 2013 - 6:15 pm
I used to love all of the holidays and making a big deal out of them when my daughtter was small and then my granddaughter. But, now, it seems like everyone treats them like regular days except for us here in the blogging world. I find that rather unsettling.
Amber D March 11, 2013 - 10:20 am
Love the hunting for gold idea.
MADDIE K March 14, 2013 - 7:37 am
I love the hunt for gold idea! I see that being used for a Pirate party and other things too. Great suggestions woman!
likwan March 17, 2013 - 3:50 am
These activities sound very fun. Thanks for sharing!
renfairewench March 24, 2013 - 11:53 pm
Fun activities. I so wish I had small wee ones to do some with!
Tara Jones March 31, 2013 - 5:41 pm
I like that I can even use the face painting, baking, and decorating for any holiday!

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