Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with Kids

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. And if this is your first one with kids, we want to help you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the kids, and save the green beer for after bedtime!

Firstly, if you don’t already know about St. Patrick’s Day, here’s a little history lesson for you. But in a nutshell, Saint Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick, is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick, the foremost patron saint of Ireland. But the holiday has evolved into a celebration of Irish culture with parades, special foods, music, dancing, drinking and a whole lot of green.

Get Crafty

Next, get ready to get crafty with a few of our favourite St. Patty’s Pinterest crafts! Our favourites are those that require minimal effort, like painting with green, decorating green balloons, and prepping green food to eat!

Wear Green

Why do we wear green on St. Patty’s Day? They say if you don’t wear green, a fairy or leprechaun might pinch you, so the legend goes. As a part of the St. Patrick’s Day tradition, people would pinch anyone who wasn’t wearing green, as a reminder of the leprechauns lurking around. This, in my opinion, is the absolute best reason to wear green.

Then, make sure you hit up the seasonal section at your local dollar store. We picked up some sparkly shamrocks for our front door. We’re not much for going all out on interior design each season, but we always do something up for the entry way.

Green Eggs

Get cookin’ in the kitchen with green eggs and ham, pot of gold pancakes, green juices or treat the kids with a classic box of Lucky Charms! Check out our Holiday Food Pinterest board for more ideas!

Most importantly, don’t forget to wear green this March 17th! And please do share your photos, traditions and ideas in the comments below!

From all of us Northern BC Moms…may the luck of the Irish be with ya!

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