Fun St Patty’s Day Activities for the Whole Family
It’s only a few more days before we celebrate the annual feast of Ireland’s foremost patron saint, St. Patrick. If you’re wondering what special thing to do with the entire family on that day, wonder no longer because you are in the right place. We’ve compiled here a few activities the family can dive into on this memorable occasion.
Learn The Life of St. Patrick And The History of St. Patrick’s Day
There’s no better way to commemorate the life of St. Patty than to learn more about him, where he came from, what he did, and why he’s represented by four-leaf clovers. This is a fun way for the kids to understand the significance of St. Patrick’s Day and a great way for the family to bond. You can either visit the national library or museum to do this or simply gather the family in the living room and watch some documentary on Ireland’s favourite Catholic priest.
Join a St. Patrick’s Day Parade
St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated by many cities around the world with parades. Many of these parades allow the public to join in wearing green hats and dancing to some Irish music. Call the local TV station or look in the newspaper to find out when the next big St. Patrick’s Day parade will be and invite the whole family to take part in it.
Dance To Some Irish Music
Thanks to the Internet, you can now visit Ireland, listen to Irish music, and learn some Irish dance moves without having to leave home. And yes, this is an activity the kids will surely enjoy on St. Patty’s Day! Stepdancing, in particular, will get the entire family moving. Start by playing a tutorial video on YouTube, and when everyone has seemed to understand what the dance should look like, play Irish music of your choice and ask the gang to go for it. You won’t get it right the first time or even the second or third time, but that’s okay because the point is for you guys to have fun.
Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day Recipes
Irish stew, vegetable shepherd’s pie, Irish bread, spinach pancakes – all these are a regular during St. Patrick’s Day. So, why not enjoy making them with the family this coming March 17? This is a great opportunity to bond with your kids while teaching them some cooking and baking skills. And since green is the colour of the day, feel free to make anything green, especially if you’re baking cupcakes or brownies.
Throw a St. Patrick’s Day Party
Finally, why not host a St. Patrick’s Day party for your friends and family? You already have a theme, so all you need to take care of are the invitations, decorations, and the food. And you don’t even have to worry about them anymore because you can have the entire family, including the kids, be part of the planning and preparation. While you and your partner are busy planning the menu, the kids can work on their creativity by making homemade invitations. You can also invite some of your relatives or friends to help with decorating your place. When the celebration is over, you can then hand out St. Patrick’s party favours to your guests.