St. Patrick’s Day usually brings large parades, community events, and other social activities. Unfortunately, the ongoing pandemic restrictions mean the yearly events are canceled. Are you looking for last-minute activities to safely celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Check out the following St. Patrick’s Day ideas for you or your entire family to enjoy.
Make a Leprechaun Trap
St. Patrick’s Day would not be complete without tales of leprechauns. Use the tales as inspiration to make a leprechaun trap. Cereal boxes and craft materials are perfect supplies to build a trap. Get creative. Take photos and try to catch a leprechaun for his gold.
Draw, trace, or print a blank shamrock. Use the shamrock as a template.
- Paint or color the shamrock.
- Glue glitter, split peas, yarn, sequins, macaroni, or other material to your shamrock. (If you do decide to glue items to your shamrock template, use card stock to print the outline)
- Decorate and hang your shamrocks around the house.
- Use your decorated shamrocks as placemats for a traditional Irish meal.
Traditional Irish Meal
Preparing a traditional Irish meal is one of the best ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Pinterest has numerous recipes to follow. Whether you prepare the meal yourself or involve the entire family, try something new.
- Dublin Coddle
- Irish Champ
- Irish Lamb Stew
- Irish Soda Bread
- Corned Beef and Cabbage
- Guinness Cake
Watch St. Patrick’s Day Movies
St. Patrick’s Day is a great day for family movie night. (Yes, you and your cat count.) Make popcorn, eat green candies or order pizza. And watch a great movie to celebrate the day.
- How to Catch a Leprechaun (2017)
- The Secret of Kells (2010)
- Darby O’Gill And The Little People (1959)
- The Luck of the Irish (2001)
Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day. Buy green carnations or pots of clover. Don’t forget to look for a lucky four-leaf clover.
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