10 Fun St. Patrick's Day Activities for the Whole Family

This year, St. Paddy's falls on a Sunday, a.k.a the perfect day to host a festive brunch.

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Green beer might come to mind whenever St. Patrick's Day is mentioned, but this special holiday actually has more to offer to kids! Plan an entire day celebrating the luck of the Irish with fun crafts, tasty desserts, and trying to stepdance in your living room. Whatever you decide to do, your little one will no doubt feel magical.

Don't forget to check out GoodHousekeeping.com's St. Patrick's Day Guide.

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1 Learn the history behind St. Patrick’s Day.
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St. Patrick's Day has a history dating back . With this rich background, there's a lot to learn about the holiday. Take the day to teach your kids about Irish culture by visiting a museum or reading up on .

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2 Get creative doing St. Patrick’s Day crafts.
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Get into the spirit by spending the day making these kid-friendly crafts. When your little ones are happy with their shamrock wands, they can move on and make their own shamrock pins!

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3 Test your luck playing a St. Paddy’s game.
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There's always time to play a St. Patrick's Day-themed game. Organize a scavenger hunt, rainbow coin toss, and even pin the clover on the leprechaun.

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4 Bake special desserts together.
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It's time to take out your food coloring to turn your favorite desserts into something festive. Or try something new like a no-bake mint chocolate lasagna.

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5 Host a St. Patrick’s Day party or brunch.
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Enjoy your yummy treats and fun games with friends at a party. This year, the holiday falls on a Sunday, a.k.a. the perfect day to host a little get together.

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6 Go to a St. Patrick’s Day parade.
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Get out your favorite green shirt and head over to your local St. Patrick's Day parade. Festivities usually last way after the parade is over, so prepare for a full day of excitement.

7 Learn how to stepdance.
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If you do go to a parade, you're bound to see some dancers performing the jig or stepdance. These lively folk dances aren't as easy to do as they look, but it's still worth a try to learn!

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8 Bake soda bread.
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Whether you make it more like cake or actual bread, it's delicious and a great way for kids to develop cooking skills.

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9 Create a special playlist.
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Enrich your children's lives by exposing them to the Irish culture through music. Listen to classics or modern hits, and if you become stuck, has you covered.

10 Make an traditional Irish meal.
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March is still chilly, so warm up with a classic Irish stew. You can even make some in a slow-cooker, so you can go about celebrating and come home to a perfectly-cooked meal.

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