Exploring From Home: St Patrick’s Day is a fun theme week as the holiday approaches or even just for a Theme Celebration on or around St Patrick’s Day. Exploring From Home: St Patrick’s Day is a bit different than Ireland as we like to enjoy American and modern foods, learn about St Patrick and Leprechauns and have fun with Leprechaun Games and activities.
St Patrick’s Food isn’t your typical Irish food. While Cornbeef and cabbage is the Irish-American meal typically enjoyed on the holiday there are many other things you can enjoy.
- Corn beef, cabbage, and potatoes
- Cornbeef hash and poached eggs
- Irish breakfast with blood pudding
- stuffed potatoes- corn beef and swiss, smoked salmon and cream cheese
- shamrock shakes
- Irish soda bread
- Leprechaun snack mix
- corn beef cabbage hash bake
- More fun St Patrick’s Day Food
It’s fun to change up your evening storytime with some themed stories.
- Pete the Cat The Great Leprechaun Chase (audiobook)
- Patrick, Patron Saint of Ireland
- How to Catch a Leprechaun
- There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover!
- Angela’s Ashes (Adults)
- An Irish Country Doctor (Adult)
We absolutely love to have a dance party no matter what the theme is. You can also have a jigging contest. Music is great while you complete some of the other fun St. Patrick’s Day-themed activites.
- Celtic Music
- Irish Jig music
- St Patrick Day Music (2hrs)
- Have you ever seen a leprechaun (kids song)
- Leprechaun Dance (kids song)
We love to have a family movie night but having some themed shows is also a great way to give you a break to take care of your other chores.
- The Luck of the Irish
- Doc McStuffins: “St. Patrick’s Day Dilemma”
- Clifford: “Lucky Charm”
- The Loud House: “No Such Luck”
- The Fairly Odd Parents: “Crocker Of Gold”
- more Irish films to watch on St Patricks Day
Enjoy a variety of French arts and crafts as well as games throughout the week to keep you all entertained in between cooking some delicious french meals.
- Make the Irish Flag and learn about its meaning
- Make a Leprechaun Trap
- Play Leprechaun Games
- Have a dance party and show off your Sham Rock Shake- have each kid make up their own.
Online Education and Exploration
- Learn about St. Patrick
- Learn about the History of Leprechauns
- Read about Irish and Celtic Mythology
- Learn the lucky things about Leprechauns
Exploring From Home: St Patricks Day
Exploring from Home St Patrick’s Day was a lot of fun. The Children loved having several movie nights during the week and making some Irish-American food.