ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

St. Patrick's Day for Kids

Updated on May 29, 2012
Source

About St Patrick's Day

While some of the true meaning of St. Patrick’s Day have been lost over time, it is important to do your part to return the history behind holidays by teaching your children the truth about them. Some holidays have murky parts that are best left out at first when telling a story to an impressionable child, but you can use your judgment, of course!

Celebrating Holidays With Children

Children love to join in the celebration of holidays. They are constantly searching for an excuse to make a day extra special, and why not? Life is all about having fun and being happy while you’re still here. I think children have the right idea!

If you’re not sure you know the basic Irish meaning of St. Patrick’s Day or if you would like information on throwing a St. Patrick's Day themed party for adults, feel free to check out some of my other hubs on St. Patrick's Day!

How to Teach Kids About Holidays

The best way, in my opinion, to teach kids about holidays is to give them light hearted, fun facts, tons of crafts and activities, and dress them from head to toe in the color for the holiday. Simply telling them why St. Patrick was important, and where he was important, will be a good introduction into celebrating Irish customs.

Fun for St. Patrick's Day

There are tons of craft ideas for St. Patrick’s Day out there. An overwhelming amount, really. You can also make up your own crosswords for kids to do, or find them online (I’ve even found some made specifically for certain age groups). You could also make a St. Patrick’s Day themed memory or bingo game. Mazes, riddles, and word searches are fun, too!

You also might make some festive holiday meals and snacks for that day. It would be a great idea to have your kids join in and help you make meals where everything is green!

Many towns also have St. Patrick’s Day parades you could attend. If you’re really serious about St. Patrick’s Day, I would suggest bringing them to a town that is well known for going all out for St. Patrick’s Day. Boston, Mass and New York, New York are huge on St. Patrick’s Day.

St. Patrick's Day Crafts for Kids

These are some of my favorite St. Patrick's Day crafts for kids.

How to Leave Leprechaun Footprints

Though leprechauns had nothing to do with the original meaning of St. Patrick’s Day, they have been added over the years and are now a huge part of the holiday. A fun thing I’ve seen teachers and other parents do is pretend leprechauns have come in the night. The most important part of this, in my opinion, is to leave footprints around the house. Also, everyone knows that leprechauns are tricky little folk and everyone wants to catch one for their pot of gold, but they’ll only leave you the fake coins with chocolate in the middle!

How to Catch a Leprechaun

Once kids catch wind of how sneaky leprechauns are, how difficult they are to catch, and how valuable it would be to catch one, most of them set out on a mission to be the one to catch the leprechaun! Some kids like to make a leprechaun trap.

Dress in Green for St. Patrick's Day

However you celebrate the holiday with your kids is up to you, just make sure you dress them in green or else they might get pinched!

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)