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  https://www.thebestideasforkids.com/leprechaun-traps/

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! https://youtu.be/TL3TjwL0zFg


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.