13 St. Patrick's Day Activities For Kids

Mar 06, 2020
13 St. Patrick's Day Activities For Kids - Playtime by Eimmie

From setting leprechaun traps to looking for pots of gold, St. Patrick's Day is a magical holiday for kids. We love to make it even more fun by adding tons of crafts to our to-do list. Here are 13 activities to do, recipes to make, and books to read in preparation for the big day! 🍀

Crafts & Activities:

Printable St. Patrick's Day Coloring Sheets

Remember how lucky you are this St. Patrick's Day with our FREE Playtime By Eimmie holiday coloring sheets.

Rainbow Shamrock Suncatcher

The perfect craft to display and attract leprechauns and their pots of gold!

Pot of Gold

This craft is intricate but will result in beautiful art to display with your St. Patrick's Day home decor.

Leprechaun Lookers

Leprechauns are known to be sly and quick. These lookers will help you keep track of them as they run throughout your home.


Pretzel Shamrocks

Get festive with this 4-ingredient snack that's just as salty as it is sweet!

Leprechaun Cookies

They're called cookies but, since leprechauns are magic, these "cookies" have a magic secret. Here's a hint: it's not cookie batter.

Magically Delicious Bars

Hearts, stars, and horseshoes. Clovers and blue moons. You get the idea, right?

Lucky Popcorn

Your favorite snack with a lucky twist.

Luck of the Irish Cake Balls

A bite-sized dessert that makes you feel like you just found a pot of gold.


The Night Before St. Patrick's Day by Natasha Wing

It's the night before St. Patrick's Day and Tim and Maureen are wide awake setting traps to catch a leprechaun! When they wake the next morning to the sound of their dad playing the bagpipes and the smell of their mom cooking green eggs, they're shocked to find that they've actually caught a leprechaun. But will they be able to find his pot of gold?

That's What Leprechauns Do by Eve Bunting

What do leprechauns do? They bury a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, of course. But as Mrs. Bally Bunion’s ox, Miss Maude Murphy’s hen, and Old Jamie soon find out, they can’t resist having a little fun along the way. For, besides burying pots of gold, mischief is what leprechauns do!

How To Catch A Leprechaun by Adam Wallace

You've been planning night and day, and finally, you've created the perfect trap! Now all you need to do is wait. Is this the year you'll finally catch the leprechaun?

The Luckiest St. Patrick's Day Ever by Teddy Slater

Top o' the morning! It's March 17th, and the Leprechauns are gathered for their favorite day of the year. Join them as they celebrate St. Patrick's Day with music, dancing, and a parade!

Find more magical St. Patrick's Day books here.


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