Whether your ancestors hailed from the emerald isle or not, everyone can celebrate the feast of St. Patrick on March 17! So if you want to eat like the Irish, enjoy traditional music, or craft your way through the day, here are some ways to get your littles in the holiday spirit.
Shepherd’s Pie Three Ways
Did you know Shepherd’s Pie can be made meatless? Enjoy these three versions of this classic Irish dish—Vegan Shepherd’s Pie, Turkey Shepherd’s Pie, and Veggie Shepherd’s Pie with Split Peas—for your family meal on St. Patrick’s Day.
Creamy Cauliflower Soup
There’s nothing like a warm bowl of creamy vegetable soup on a cold, damp day in Ireland. Enjoy the comforts of this healthy dish with a warm piece of fresh bread and Irish butter to really transport you to lunchtime at a local pub.
DIY St. Patrick’s Day Game
Turn this classic game green with leftover craft supplies from around the house! Then, challenge your family to a game–and be sure to ask, “Are you feeling lucky?”
Four Leaf Clover Hunt
Keep it simple and head outdoors to enjoy the greenery as you search for some four leaf clovers. Whether you stick to your backyard or venture to a park, your kids will love taking part in this fun mission.
Head to a Local Parade or Musical Performance
St. Patrick’s Day celebrations can be found all over the country (and the world) in the weeks leading up to and including March 17. Check your local area’s event calendar and dress up the kids in their best green, white, and orange to experience traditional Irish dance, Uilleann pipes, and all-around joyous revelry.