St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Families with Older Kids
Get ready to celebrate with these fun St. Patrick’s Day activities.
Whether you’re hosting a get together with friends or spending the day with just the family, turn St. Patrick’s Day into an exciting celebration. After all, on March 17th, everyone’s Irish!
There are a ton of teen-friendly ways to observe this holiday, so there’s no reason to skip the festivities.
It’s time to plan a fun evening for the family using the ideas listed here. They’re a great way to make the day extra-special!
St. Patrick’s Day Activities
When thinking about celebrating this holiday, you can’t go wrong with green – from the food and drinks to the décor.
Have everyone put on something festive in the color green, play some Irish music, hang up some green shamrocks, and get ready to celebrate.
All the St Patrick’s Day activities listed here are appropriate for kids and adults, so it will be easy for you to plan an awesome family-friendly holiday that even your tweens won’t be able to roll their eyes at.
They’re a fun way to get excited about the day.
First up, have everyone go on a search for gold.
St. Patrick’s Day Treasure Hunt
One fun St. Patrick’s Day activity is sending your kids running around the house on a treasure hunt to find a prize at the end of the rainbow.
It’s incredibly simple to put together when you use this FREE download. It comes with 12 printable cards that include multiple clues for them to follow.
First, figure out what you want to use as the final treasure. Some ideas include candy, gold chocolate coins, or small trinkets.
Then print out the cards on cardstock and cut them out.
Place the scavenger hunt clues around the house, making sure that the last one leads to the treasure.
Once you’re all set up, let them go and see if they can find the “pot of gold” before a sneaky leprechaun beats them to it.
It’s such a fun activity and will get everyone working together and use some creative thinking. Plus, it takes little time on your end to pull together.
Just make sure to download your free treasure hunt cards – free printables.
St. Patrick’s Day Crafts
How about having a great time working on a cute Irish-themed DIY project, an easy craft?
These St. Paddy’s Day crafts will give you the opportunity to spend some time with your older kids. And whether you are crafting experts or novices, there’s something here for you.
Then, when you’re done, many of them make excellent holiday decorations. Win-win!
Projects include a bunch of iconic symbols like green and white trees, pots of gold, felt shamrocks, leprechaun hats, pot of gold craft, rainbow crystals, and lots more fun crafts.
It’s the perfect time to pull out the green paper, green paint, and any other green items you have in your craft bin.
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St. Patrick’s day Game
In honor of this special day, play a holiday themed game together as a family and see who has the luck of the Irish on their side.
This gold coin toss game is one that your older kids will enjoy. You’ll need a black pot (or an empty container) and plastic gold coins.
Place the container on ground and place a tape line about 12 feet away. Have everyone stand behind the line and give them a handful of coins.
One at a time, players will try to toss their coins into the pot. The person who gets the most in wins.
This game is so much fun for kids of all ages.
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Food and Drinks for St. Patrick’s Day
Green and simplicity are two common themes among these yummy treats. Head into the kitchen with your teens and make a sweet treat for your celebration.
St. Patrick’s Day Desserts
- Chocolate and mint parfait
- This dessert is simple to make and incredibly tasty. Combine brownies, pudding, and chocolate mints to create a beautiful layered treat.
- Leprechaun bark
- Your kids will love this colorful candy. Just cover a layer of chocolate with fun candy, chill, and break apart.
- St. Patrick’s Day cake pops
- Use a box cake mix and some green food coloring to create these festive treats.
No one will be able to resist these goodies. How about something cool to drink?
Put aside the plain refreshments for the day and instead add some festive non-alcoholic beverages to your menu.
- Make this natural homemade version of the classic shamrock shake.
- Your kids will love this tangy and fizzy green punch.
- This matcha green tea latte is a tasty creamy drink that’s perfect for the holiday.
Fancy and delicious!
ST. PATTY’S DAY RESOURCES
Use these cool items to dress up your home and add some excitement to your celebration.
- Show your Irish pride with these whimsical temporary tattoos.
- Stick these cute St. Patrick window clings around your home.
- String up some shamrock shape lights.
- Add burlap banners to your wall or mantle.
Whether your holiday is full of traditions or you’re looking for fun activities to do as a family, I hope these ideas help you make this St. Patrick’s Day fun.
They’re definitely make the day lots of fun for everyone!
Did you download your treasure hunt?