St. Patrick's Day is a day that many people in the United States celebrate their Irish ancestry and heritage. In many cities across the U.S.A., you'll find celebrations in schools, at work, and parades throughout many cities! St. Patrick's Day is a great opportunity to get your host kids to try something new (like a tasty traditional Irish dish), or express their creativity through arts and crafts! Whether you're out and about (and spotting four-leaf clovers) or spending the day at home, here are four easy and fun ways to celebrate St Patrick's Day. And don't forget your green!
Bake Irish Soda Bread
This traditional Irish treat is called "soda bread" because of the buttermilk and baking soda used in the original recipe. Find instructions for a modern American kitchen over at Simply Recipes.
Create Pencil Stamp Shamrocks
The perfect activity for your host kids of any age! All you need paper, a few pencils, and washable paint. Visit LittlePeanutMag.com for the tutorial.
Start a Rainbow Scavenger Hunt
If you want to take your host kids outside and get them energized, how about taking them on a Rainbow Scavenger Hunt? Go through the rainbow colors and have your host kids find things outside that match the color. For example, red roses, orange shoes, or a yellow bicycle! By getting outside and having your kids point out colors, they'll be more engaged with the outside world (and ready for a much-needed nap when you get back home!).
Try On A Leprechaun's Hat
A super simple way to get your host kids crafting is to show them how easy it is to create something from materials you already have at home! It's a leprechaun hat made from construction paper and empty paper towel roll, and any additional supplies might get you the gold at the end of the rainbow! Visit Crafty Morning for the full steps.