St. Patrick’s Day Crafts, Activities and Snacks to Enjoy
St. Patrick’s Day is literally right around the corner. I’ve compiled some fun facts, crafts, activities, and snacks that can be done to help in celebrating! This post is packed with some fun information so let’s jump in!St Patrick’s Day Crafts
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
St Patrick’s Day is a celebration of St. Patrick, a patron saint of Ireland. He was actually born in Britan but kidnapped and taken to Ireland. The holiday has also become a celebration of all things Irish. Cities such as New York City who has a high Irish population has had a St. Patrick’s Day parade since 1762. The first St. Patricks’s Day celebration was in Boston in 1737.
About St. Patrick’s Day
The Color Green and St. Patrick’s Day
Blue was traditionally the color associated with St. Patrick, but somewhere along the way, green became the commonly connected color. The shamrock, which is the Irish national plant is also a symbol of St. Patrick’s Day.
The Chicago River is dyed green every year for St. Patrick’s Day and other landmarks often get into the spirit as well. The Empire State Building and the Sydney Opera House light up green.
10 Fun St. Patrick’s Day Crafts
These St. Patrick’s Day Crafts are easy and fun to make with kids or in some cases for kids! I think my favorite is the leprechaun trapping kit!
The Catch a Leprechaun kit is one of the cutest ideas I have seen! You can always go get real gold coins from the bank and replace the “bait” for when the kids check their “trap” the next day!
How cute are these cups? They are a fun way to make things festive also!
I couldn’t leave out some Disney in this celebration. Why not some Mickey and Minnie ears?
Crayola has FREE Printable Coloring Pages that you can print and use to not only be creative but decorate as well!
5 St. Patrick’s Day Snack Ideas
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Fun Leprechaun Facts
♥ They are a type of fairy
♥ They are the bankers and shoemakers of the fairy world
♥ They are sneaky
♥ They hide gold at the end of the rainbow
♥ If you catch a leprechaun they grant you 3 wishes in exchange for freedom
♥ Leprechaun means “small body”
♥ In 1989 a local businessman in Carlingford, Ireland claimed he found evidence of a real leprechaun on a mountain called Slieve Foye.
♥ Leprechauns are mischievous
♥ Leprechauns are protected under European Law
♥ It is said that there are 236 leprechauns that still live in the caverns of Slieve Foye. In 2009, the EU granted heritage status to the remaining wee people and now they have their own protected sanctuary.
Bonus- Check out these St. Patrick’s Day Jokes for kids
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