Celebrating holidays throughout the year is always a fun time for families to spend extra time together. With St. Patrick’s Day coming up, it’s a great opportunity to provide you and your family with some fun St. Patrick’s Day activities.

While wearing your green and keeping an eye out for leprechauns, try out a few of these fun activities to give your day a little more fun!

St. Patrick’s Day Slime

For a fun, festive and slimy way to enjoy the day, try out this St. Patrick’s Day slime recipe from A Sparkle of Genius, complete with cute little shamrocks mixed in. Slime is all the rage these days – this is a definite win!

Yarn Shamrock

For the preschool age (and for something less messy), try this fun wrapped shamrock craft … it also helps with hand-eye coordination! The kids will be learning without even knowing it! This tutorial from Red Ted Art gives you the breakdown of how to do this activity … and it only requires four materials.

Discover Your Family Heritage

There’s a saying “Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day” but how many people actually descend from Irish ancestry? If you know your family’s heritage and ancestry, take the opportunity on March 17 to share it with your children. It’s great for kids to learn about their family history and roots. Whether or not your family has roots in Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day is a great time to discover your name’s origin and work on your family tree as a family.

Play a Game

Try this classic St. Patrick’s Day game … Hot Potato. See who can avoid getting caught with the potato when the leprechaun yells “Shamrock”!

However you decide to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, we hope you enjoy time together with your family and creating memories and laughter for years to come.