Saint Patrick's day with the family: 6 activity ideas

Saint Patrick’s day with the family: 6 activity ideas 🍀

From its religious origins, Saint Patrick’s Day has evolved into a wonderful opportunity to have fun with the whole family. To help you have a fun-filled day with your family, we’ve put together a special article: activity ideas for Saint Patrick’s Day. No more excuses for not celebrating on March 17th.😁 But wait, where does Saint Patrick’s Day come from, anyway? 🤔

What is Saint Patrick’s day ?

Saint Patrick’s Day is an annual celebration honoring Ireland and its patron saint, Saint Patrick. It takes place on March 17th of each year to mark the death of this patron saint 😵(yes, it’s a bit sad), so it’s a day of tribute. Despite this, it’s a very festive day and an opportunity to gather with family, wear green, listen to Celtic music, enjoy traditional dishes like Irish stew, and share friendly moments. 😁 In summary, it’s a day to celebrate Irish culture and have a good time together. 🍀🇮🇪

Why is Saint Patrick’s day green?

Everything is green on Saint Patrick’s Day because of Saint Patrick’s history and the symbols associated with this celebration. According to legend, Saint Patrick used the shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity to the Irish. The Celts believed that each leaf of the shamrock represented something, which made the shamrock popular in the country.

Thus, green became associated with Saint Patrick’s Day in reference to this story and the symbols used by the patron saint for teaching. Even though Saint Patrick preferred blue (yes!), green became a symbol of Irish nationalism during the Irish Rebellion of 1798, further solidifying its association with the holiday.

Therefore, on Saint Patrick’s Day, everything turns green, from clothes to food to rivers and monuments, as a sign of celebrating Irish culture and Saint Patrick’s legacy. 🍀

Saint Patrick's day with the family: 6 activity ideas

6 activities to do with the family for Saint Patrick’s day :

Saint Patrick’s day treasure hunt 🎁

What’s more exciting for kids than a treasure hunt? For Saint Patrick’s Day, organize a hunt filled with mysteries to decipher and clues to discover. The little adventurers will search for enigmatic messages, riddles, and charades related to Saint Patrick’s Day. You can even customize it with lucky green coins to be won!

Hot potato game 🥔

Put on traditional Irish music and start the hot potato game! Children sit in a circle and pass a potato. When the music stops, the one holding the potato must answer a question about Irish culture or Saint Patrick’s Day. This game promises laughter and moments of togetherness with the family.

👉 Saint Patrick’s day quiz

Creative workshop: drawing and coloring 🧑‍🎨

Print or buy drawings of leprechauns, shamrocks, and Irish hats, then let children’s creativity flow with colored pencils. The younger ones can color simple drawings, while the older ones can engage in more elaborate creations.

Reward the most beautiful drawing (all drawings 😁) with shamrock-shaped biscuits (next activity) to animate this creative workshop and stimulate children’s imagination. 💭

Green cooking workshop 🍪

Get your hands dirty with a green cooking workshop! Make shamrock-shaped cookies, sandwiches with ham and cheese cut into shamrocks, or even pancakes colored green. Transform your buffet into a green feast with foods like broccoli, celery, salad, and guacamole. Don’t forget to end with a green juice bar for a refreshing touch! 🧃

Irish musical chairs 🪑

Revisit the famous musical chairs game with a Celtic touch! Arrange chairs in a circle and play a special playlist of Irish music. Participants must dance Irish-style whenever the music stops. This dynamic game promises moments of dance and joy with the family. Don’t forget to play dressed up, it’s much more fun!

Cauldron of challenges ✨

Inspired by the legend of the Leprechaun 🍀😈 and his cauldron filled with treasures, this game offers fun challenges for the whole family. Prepare challenges on the theme of Ireland and place them in a “magical” cauldron. Each player takes turns picking a challenge and taking on the challenge. From spelling Irish words backwards to folk dancing, this game guarantees moments of laughter and entertainment.

If you’re lacking inspiration: you can download our Spiky app 🌵 which offers hundreds of family challenges to do! 😍

Saint Patrick’s Day is the perfect opportunity to have fun with the family. With these fun and entertaining activities, you’re sure to have a joyful and festive day, celebrating Irish culture and sharing precious moments with your loved ones. 

Have fun! 🤩

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