Every year, we celebrate St. Patrick’s day two ways. The first is, we enjoy a family dinner, which includes green pancakes. Secondly, the kids have a bubble bath while listening to Irish music. We also use colored tablets to turn the water green.
I also hide coins in the bath water and the kids love hunting around on the bottom of the tub with their hands to try to find the treasures.
Lastly, we read a story about leprechauns. This year, my husband chose Irish Stew by Margo Fallis, a fun story about a man who discovers how to find a pot of gold at the end of rainbow after rescuing a leprechaun named Shamus.
In the past, the kids have also constructed leprechaun traps, which they learned about in school. The goal is to catch the little green guy and get his money.
No matter how you decide to celebrate the holiday with your family, make it fun and be creative. My kids loved our fun evening and the cost? $4.00 of coins for the bathtub.
What did you do to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with your kids?