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Things to Do on St. Patrick’s Day: Ready in 5 Minutes!

Things to Do on St. Patrick’s Day: Ready in 5 Minutes!


In this post I share our favorite way that we make St. Patrick’s Day fun for our kids. This is perfect for parents who want to make magic, but are just plain too tired to do much.

SHHH! Don’t show this post to the kids.

What can you do on St. Patrick’s Day with very little effort for tired or busy parents? Here are our four favorite things to do on St. Patrick’s Day with kids!

March is always busy, but I love finding ways to celebrate simple holidays! This post doesn’t in include typical St. Patrick’s Day festivities like parades, shamrocks, cabbage soup, or even corned beef! Our celebration is simple and filled with plenty of fun without the stress.

Materials needed for St. Patrick’s Day

  • Gold colored candy (Reese’s, Rolos, twix, Werthers)
  • Plastic gold coins
  • Lucky Charms cereal (optional)

The Plan

How it starts:

The sneaky “Leprechaun” (aka me or my husband) comes to visit our house each year for St. Patrick’s Day! He usually comes in the afternoon after nap time or school to ensure that the kids will be surprised!

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The Plan:

Here’s what we do! It can all be done in 5 minutes or less but brings SO MUCH FUN to our day!

1. Leave your house a mess (#1 reason I love this holiday )

2. Throw gold candy and gold coins on the floor

We get anything gold- Reese’s, Rolos, Twix, Werthers, etc. We skip the expensive gold chocolate coins and also throw plastic coins we reuse year after year.

3. Put stuffed animals in crazy unique places

We hide them in silly places that will make kids laugh.

4. Turn over the chairs.

Put chairs on their sides on the ground or upside down. Place a chair on the table or in an odd place.

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OPTIONAL: Leave a box of Lucky Charms on the counter as a present from the Leprechaun.

Go see this in action HERE.

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I used to do these 4 simple things every year when I was a teacher after recess on March 17th. The kids would come back to class and find chairs all over the place (and gold candy and coins). It was one of the highlights EVERY year. The best part was that it took less than 5 minutes to set up!

Now I love doing it with my own kids!

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More easy ideas!

Try a St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt

Do a Rainbow Activity

Make Rainbow Oobleck

Try a St. Patrick’s Day Craft

Do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in any fun ways? Or do you say no to St. Patrick’s Day celebrating and skip this holiday? Tell me in the comments!

No judgement either way! We celebrate most years and skip some too!





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