5 Fun St Patrick’s Day Activities For Kids

Happy St Patrick’s Day! Looking for some fun St Patrick’s Day ideas to get you and the kids into the green spirit! These 5 fun St Patrick’s Day activities for kids will be sure to put a smile on their faces!


#1. Learn About St Patrick

Why not learn a bit more about Saint Patrick and his story. Have peek at the Brown Bag Films short film about St Patrick, from a series based upon the 1960s recordings of young children telling Bible stories in a classroom to their schoolteacher:

#2. Get Crafty

We have lots of ideas for getting into the festive mood, in our 8 Fun St Patrick’s Day Crafts Kids will Love. Choose from shamrock suncatchers, wooden spoon leprechauns or growing hair leprechauns, and there lots more too! Sure to keep them amused for hours.

8 Fun St Patrick's Day Crafts the Kids

#3. Enjoy Some Irish Music

We are big fans of the Muppets here in our house. Love this rendition of “Danny Boy”!

#4. Make Mint Thins

Have fun making these Mint Thins – they are incredibly simple and the end result is a flavour and texture that’s reminiscent of an “After 8″. The inside is light and fluffy, although filled with sugar, so eat these in moderation and make sure you keep an eye on your kids when making them together!

Mint Chocolate Thins For St Patrick's Day


More ideas here in 4 St Patrick’s Day Recipes

#5. Make Green Slime

Make some glowing green slime for St. Patrick’s day, using flourescent paint. If you have a UV light, you can even have more fun seeing your slime glow in the dark! This slime will last for weeks in a ziplock bag or sealed container.

green slime

And of course, don’t forget to head along to your local parade for all the music, costumes and fun!

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Over to you! Have a favourite St Patrick’s Day activity to do with your child?  Share it with us in the comments below.

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Jill is one of the co-founders of Mykidstime and a mum of 2 girls