St. Patrick’s Day is March 17th and brings with it a flurry of green and rainbow decorations in addition to edible-colored snacks. If you are looking for some fun ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with your kids this month, look no further.
This one is perfect for those not looking to do any baking or preparation. All you need are colored sprinkles of the rainbow, white frosting, coconut shreds, and prepared donuts. Cut the donuts in half so they are semi-circles. Cover in white frosting and place springs in the ROY G BIV color array making a rainbow. At the end of the rainbows, add extra frosting and coconut shreds for “clouds.” If you have coconut shreds on hand and food coloring, you can make your own “sprinkles” of various colors and decorate the entire donut in coconut shreds.
Leprechaun Hat S’mores
If you have Oreos, marshmallows, and melting chocolate on hand – this recipe is for you. Melt chocolate and cover the oreo and marshmallow with it. Put the chocolate-covered marshmallow on top of the chocolate-covered oreo while we allow cooling. You now have a top hat. Decorate with green frosting or roll the cookie in green sprinkles for a festive green rim that any leprechaun would be sure to wear.
Add green food coloring to pancake mix to make it extra festive. Top with marshmallows from the Lucky Charms cereal and viola – a breakfast worthy of the leprechauns.
Speaking of marshmallows from the Lucky Charms cereal, toss the mallows in with melted marshmallows and rice krispies with green food coloring and you have another sweet treat for the St. Patrick’s Day festivities.
Green Yogurt Parfaits
Add green food coloring to yogurt and layer it with granola for a breakfast parfait. Want to make a layered dessert? Layer brownies and pudding colored with green and topped with whipped cream and green sprinkles.
Looking for a ‘gram-worthy cake and have some leftover M&Ms? Make a two tired cake and cover with frosting. Separate the colors and do one color in a line at a time. The beauty is it can be any cake flavor you want.
Cut out a circle from the inside of a paper plate and paint or color it orange. Then add a cut out of a top hat and you’ve got a leprechaun mask. Just add green clothing for an entire outfit!
Cut out a shamrock out of green construction paper and cut the inner shape for an outline of a shamrock. Cut out clear contact paper of the same size and add it to the shape. Inside the contact paper line cut up tissue paper and tape the design to the window. It will catch the luck of the Irish and the colors of the sun.
Construction paper in strips and a white construction piece of paper in the shape of a cloud make a rainbow decoration to add a pop of color to the wall.
Cut out a shamrock shape and glue it to the end of a popsicle stick. Add ribbons for an extra fun flare, and glue on glitter onto the shamrock if you desire. Beware the glitter will get everywhere.
Check to see if a local dance studio will be offering virtual Irish step dancing lessons. Or perhaps there will be a virtual offering of a St. Patrick’s Day parade. This is a fun way to participate no matter where you live or are doing throughout the day. Maybe even check out a language learning application to learn some Gaelic in honor of the special day.
St. Patrick’s Day has a long tradition and various ways of celebration. Learn some of the history and the language in celebration of the day. How will you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year?