St. Patrick’s Day Ideas for Kids, Pinterest Crafts, Leprechauns and Gold

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I love St. Patrick’s Day. I have great memories from when I was in Kindergarten. I remember the teachers trying to catch the leprechaun in a trap. Of course the leprechaun was not there, but he left his hat under the trap. Now since I have kids, I am trying to come up with some ideas to make it fun. Here are some things I did last year:

  • Colored the toilet water green with food coloring…the “leprechaun” did it. Oh, but my son figured the leprechaun had to pee. LOL. :)
  • Gold would magically appear in random places in the house “from the leprechaun”. Our “gold” was foreign currency that is a brass color because the dollar store ran out of gold money lol.
  • The leprechaun colored his milk green. My son was very upset by this, so that didn’t go over too well. He did not drink it. It probably isn’t a good idea to put food coloring in milk anyways. ;)
  • One year the leprechaun turned their pancakes green! The pic on the right is the pancake batter.

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  • The leprechaun left a big balloon for my son as a gift.
  • One year the leprechaun decorated the kitchen sloppily. This isn’t a great picture, but the leprechaun was in a hurry when he took the picture. :)

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  • One year the leprechaun left gold coins for the kids (found at the dollar store). My son was surprised to find coins when he sat down for breakfast.

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  • The leprechaun left my son a fun hat for him to wear that wasn’t leprechaun size! (Find leprechaun hats on Amazon).

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  • Don’t forget St. Patrick’s day stickers if you are going to go all out!

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  • To keep the kids in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit, we do St. Patrick’s day crafts. One year we made leprechaun hats. Here is our attempt at a Pinterest leprechaun hat! Sorry, not Pinterest picture perfect but I’m keeping it real. This is what the kids made:

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  • Every year we make a trap to catch the leprechaun. Of course I can’t find a picture of one that my kids made, but I will update this when I do find a pic. If you can, go to the dollar store and buy a leprechaun sized hat (not kid sizes). Put the leprechaun hat under the trap so it looks like the leprechaun was “almost caught!”.  I purchased a pack of hats this year but the kids found them in the trunk when I was unpacking…so now I have to figure out an alternative this year.

The kids made a leprechaun house out of lincoln logs one year.

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For you Pinterest lovers, I found some St. Patrick’s Day stuff on Pinterest. Check these out:

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Here’s my own article on how to make St. Patrick’s Day cupcakes pictured above.

This picture is showing a printable tag to label goody bags, etc.

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This is a pretty green hair clip.

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This is a neat pot of gold idea.

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I remember when I was little, my older sister owned a white poodle. She dyed it pink. She named it Pinky. No, my mom did not give her permission. She had moved out already.

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Can’t have St. Patty’s Day without cookies.

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I would like to decorate my table with these decorations.

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Check out my previous Pinterest Finds here.

Don’t forget to checkout my Amazon St. Patrick’s Day round up.

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