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Fun and Festivities for St. Patrick’s Day!




Family legend has it that when my mother was in the hospital in labor with me, she could look out of her window and see the spires of St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Supposedly she named me after that saint upon a successful delivery… 🙂

St. Patrick's Day has some personal significance for me...but even if it's "just another day" for you, why not have fun and learn a thing or two? Celebrate St. Patrick's Day excitement with me with this collection of fun foods and activities to share with your family!

Whether or not that’s true, I’ve always enjoyed this little holiday!  Coming a bit after the post-Christmas-blues and grey-winter-doldrum seasons, to me, the bright green color associated with it has always been a harbinger of spring and all things colorful and warm. 🙂

So I thought I’d share my St. Patrick’s Day excitement with you by putting together a collection of some fun foods and activities to celebrate with your family next week!

Did You Know?

Here’s a fun and interesting video on the origins of this holiday!

And you can find some more interesting info, background, and activities at Intoxicated on Life.

Whether or not you’re Irish, or Catholic, there’s much fun and learning to be had celebrating this month!

Festive Foods

30 St Patrick’s Day deserts  from DIY Budget Girl

Minty Shamrock Cheeseball from Juggling Act Mama

Shamrock Pretzels from Christianity Cove

TipJunkie offers 15 Delicious Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day

The Irish Soda Bread that I’ll be making is found at Eat Cake for Dinner

Check out 20 Green Foods and 25 Green Deserts shared at MamaofManyBlessings – A favorite from our Coffee & Conversation #83

Anyone up for Green Velvet Cupcakes? Another one from our Coffee & Conversation #83, from MarilynsTreats

Books

The Night Before St. Patrick’s Day

How to Catch a Leprechaun

The Story of Saint Patrick’s Day

The Leprechaun Trap: A Family Tradition For Saint Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect opportunity to do a brief Unit Study. You can include whipping up an Irish meal (math/home ec), reading up on the story of Irish immigration and the great potato famine (history), learning about colors or making a potato battery (Science), writing out an Irish Blessing in calligraphy (art), watching a video on Irish stepdancing – or learning a few steps (dance), and tracing St. Patrick’s journey on a map of Ireland (geography). Bright Ideas Press’ Wondermaps are a great resource for any map work you might like to do…

Fun Activities for the Little Ones

FREE printables from Juggling Act Mama

Snack and Lesson on the Trinity from Christianity Cove

Awesome Craft-Becomes-Decoration idea from Fun With a Message

Also from Fun With a Message – a St. Patrick’s Day Plan: everything from snacks to fun and games to decor to food…

21 Fast and Easy St. Patrick’s Day kids’ crafts, from NEPA Mom

Sign up for the newsletter over at Worshipful Living and get a FREE bundle of printables

A little bit of everything in this round-up from A Little R & R –  Another favorite from our Coffee & Conversation #83

Free printable pack from EmbarkOnTheJourney – Yet another favorite from our Coffee & Conversation #83

Love these cute Magix Leprechaun Rocks from Tiffany at SimplyKnowlegeHomeschool!

 

Decorations

Printables to decorate with from The Organized Dream

Martha (as in Stewart) shares a “everything you want to know about St Patrick’s Day” on her site

But I realize some of us aren’t the crafty type, so don’t forget:

St Patrick’s Day on eBay

Party City

And the ever-popular Oriental Trading Company!

Oh, and do stop by our St. Patrick’s Day pin!  Has all the links on this page…and more! 🙂 

Now I’ll be leavin’ you with this beautiful Irish blessing…hope you enjoy the day!

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Do you have any favorite resources or traditions that your family enjoys to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Be sure to leave a comment and let us know your plans for the day :-)!

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8 Responses to Fun and Festivities for St. Patrick’s Day!

  1. Simply Knowledge Homeschool March 15, 2016 at 7:40 pm #

    Thank you for sharing on Top-Notch Tuesday! This is a great round up and we look forward to using it 🙂
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    • Pat March 16, 2016 at 6:29 am #

      Thanks…it was lots of fun to put together, too! Hope you enjoy it as well 🙂
      Erin Go Bragh 😉

  2. Debbie March 12, 2016 at 9:17 pm #

    I’m glad to hear that are a lot of great things to do on St. Patrick’s Day besides drinking too much green beer! This is really a comprehensive list. Thanks for sharing at the Blogger’s Pit Stop!
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  3. Kym March 11, 2016 at 9:30 pm #

    Our silly family tradition is to make sure we have Lucky Charms for breakfast on St Patricks Day! But I also love to make an Irish bread called Barm Brack – http://kympossibleblog.blogspot.com/2015/03/a-taste-of-europe-st-patricks-day.html
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  4. Rosilind March 11, 2016 at 7:10 am #

    Thank you so much for featuring my post!!
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