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Did you know St. Patrick’s Day observes the death of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland? Born in Roman Britain, he was kidnapped and brought to Ireland as a slave at the age of 16. He later escaped, returned to Ireland, and was credited with bringing Christianity to its people.

The holiday has evolved into a celebration of Irish culture with parades, special foods, music, dancing, drinking, and a whole lot of green.


Build a Leprechaun Trap

Kids will love creating their own leprechaun trap for St Patrick’s day. The best part is that every trap can be unique and there is no right way to catch a leprechaun. You can use these 3 leprechaun traps for inspiration to create your own!


Make a St. Patrick’s Day Feast at home.

Click here for a traditional dinner recipe of corned beef and cabbage.


Make your own green beer. All you have to do is choose your favorite light-colored beer and add green food coloring.


Learn an Irish dance.

Find an easy Irish dance on YouTube, gather the family and turn it into a contest!


Play St. Patrick’s Day trivia with your family and/or friends. Click here for printable sheet.


Have a Shamrock hunt. Print shamrocks and hide them around the house and give a prize to the person who finds the most. Click here for free images.