Last Minute St. Patrick’s Day Activities

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.

Shamrock Art

Draw, trace, or print a blank shamrock. Use the shamrock as a template.

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  • 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.

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  • Colcannon
  • 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.

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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25 Quotes for St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is only a few days away. Do you need a quote, blessing, or a toast for St. Patrick’s Day? Check out the following St. Patrick’s Day quotes and sayings for inspiration.

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  1. “St. Patrick’s Day is an enchanted time — a day to begin transforming winter’s dreams into summer’s magic. —Adrienne Cook
  2. “May the roof above us never fall in. And may the friends gathered below it never fall out.”—Irish Blessing
  3. “Whether I drink often or just once in a while; I’m always sure to raise a glass to the dear old Emerald Isle.” — Pat Maloney
  4. “May you have all the happiness and luck that life can hold—and at the end of your rainbows may you find a pot of gold.”—Old Irish Blessing
  5. “You gotta try your luck at least once a day because you could be going around lucky all day and not even know it.”—Jimmy Dean

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  6. “May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow. And may trouble avoid you wherever you go.”—Irish Blessing
  7. “May the blessings of each day be the blessings you need the most.” —Irish Blessing
  8. “Ireland is a land of poets and legends, of dreamers and rebels.” –Nora Roberts
  9. “Luck is not chance / It’s Toil / Fortune’s expensive smile / Is earned.”—Emily Dickinson
  10. “Here’s to you and here’s to me, I pray that friends we’ll always be, but if by chance we disagree, the heck with you and here’s to me.” — Irish Toast
  11. “The list of Irish saints is past counting; but in it all, no other figure is so human, friendly, and lovable as St. Patrick.” — Stephen Gwynn

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  12. “A best friend is like a four-leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have.” —Irish Proverb
  13. “Imagine if we were all magical leprechauns, and every wish ever made on a four-leaf clover obliged us to help others obtain their wishes. Now imagine if people simply lived like this were true.”—Richelle E. Goodrich
  14. “Friendship is one of the most tangible things in a world that offers fewer and fewer supports.” —Kenneth Branagh
  15. “For the whole world is Irish on the Seventeenth o’ March!” –Thomas Augustine Daly

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  16. “For each petal on the shamrock, this brings a wish your way: Good health, good luck, and happiness for today and every day.”—Irish Blessing
  17. “Love is never defeated, and I could add, the history of Ireland proves it.” –Pope John Paul II
  18. “Love is never defeated, and I could add, the history of Ireland proves it.”—Norman Reedus, “The Boondock Saints”
  19. “Never iron a four-leaf clover, because you don’t want to press your luck.” —Irish Proverb

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  20. “May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back.” — Irish Blessing
  21. “St. Patrick’s Day is a day to celebrate our green heritage. The ancestry of Ireland. It is a day to celebrate what it means to be Irish and of Irish descent.” — Anthony T. Hicks
  22. “May you have warm words on a cold evening, a full moon on a dark night, and a smooth road downhill all the way to your door.” —Irish Blessing
  23. “There is luck in leisure.” —Irish proverb

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  24. “May you only grow old in the face, be treasured and cared for with grace.” —Irish blessing
  25. “I am of Ireland, / And the Holy Land of Ireland, / And time runs on’ cried she. / ‘Come out of charity / And dance with me in Ireland.” William Butler Yeats

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March Drawing Prompts

Are you ready for new drawing prompts for March? Drawing is a great way to pass the time on rainy or snowy days. Set your creative skills in motion. Do not worry; no one will judge your drawings. Enjoy yourself or make drawing a family activity.

Drawing Prompts for March

  1. Pig (It is Pig Day!)
  2. Self-portrait
  3. Flags
  4. Favorite Animal
  5. Favorite Places to Go
  6. Favorite Food
  7. A Person or Role Model
  8. Woods or Trees
  9. Fruit
  10. Umbrella/Rain
  11. Princess/Prince
  12. Shades of Green
  13. Pot of Gold
  14. Rainbow
  15. Leprechaun
  16. Shamrocks
  17. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
  18. Flowers
  19. Bird
  20. Spring
  21. Sunshine
  22. Scenic View
  23. Patterns
  24. Ladybugs
  25. Family
  26. House
  27. Toy
  28. Moon and Stars
  29. Clouds
  30. City
  31. Your Choice

March Photo Prompts

March brings St. Patrick’s Day, Spring Equinox, and much more. The warmer weather presents a perfect opportunity to get out and take pictures. Do you need some inspiration? Check out the following photo prompts.

  1. Selfie (The first day of the month calls for a new selfie or two)
  2. Out Your Window
  3. 9 am
  4. Flags
  5. Texture
  6. Sun Flare
  7. Reflections
  8. Distance
  9. Up Close
  10. Dusk
  11. Love
  12. Back Roads
  13. Landscape
  14. Light
  15. Warm and Fuzzy
  16. Green
  17. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
  18. Angles
  19. Friendship
  20. Spring
  21. Flowers
  22. Nature
  23. Signs
  24. Patterns
  25. Street
  26. Similar
  27. Different
  28. Full Moon
  29. Silhouette
  30. Abstract
  31. Edible