How You Can Teach Your Little Ones About This Holiday
Get ready to go green — St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner. This holiday is a great time to teach children all about Irish culture and history in a fun and exciting way. Looking for some tips on how to have some educational fun with your little ones? We can help!
We’ve rounded up some of the best ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with your kids. Whether you’re looking to teach them something new or just have them celebrate in style, we’ve got a host of great St. Patrick’s Day activities for kids. Pick out your favorites and get ready for an unforgettable St. Patrick’s Day with your children.
Cook Up Something Special
To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, bring your children into the kitchen and help them cook up a feast for family and friends! You can teach them the ins and outs of cooking classic Irish cuisine, like corned beef and cabbage. As you cook, you can teach your little ones fascinating facts about Irish history and food, feeding their bodies and their minds at the same time.
You can also opt for some sweet treats at your St. Patrick’s Day celebration, by baking shamrock cookies with bright green frosting. Your children will love decorating their shamrocks and sharing them with loved ones! You can finish off your delicious meal with a beverage served in their favorite Pink Floyd sippy cup – we suggest adding a little green food dye to their milk for a colorful and fun concoction kids will love.
Make Leprechaun Traps
Your little ones will love learning about Irish history as they hunt leprechauns! This fun tradition is a great way to get your children excited about the past while stretching their creative muscles. First, tell them the rich history of the legend of leprechauns, and how it’s become a part of Irish culture. You can even tell some old fairy tales to get them in the spirit of the celebration!
Afterwards, it’s time to catch some leprechauns of your own (or at least pretend to)! Have your children design fun traps using their favorite snacks as bait. They can construct traps out of pipe cleaners, building blocks, or construction paper and rubber bands. Let their imaginations run wild! And remember, if they do catch a leprechaun they get a pot of gold or three wishes — so be sure to ask them to think of what they’ll do if they manage to find one!
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