St. Patrick's Day Fun For Infants to Teens Including Leprechaun Tricks

By Melissa Shrader Editor Publisher Loveland Macaroni KID March 4, 2024

Kids of all ages can celebrate St. Patrick's Day in their own ways.

Infants as well as Teens can enjoy and celebrate the holiday in their own way.  


Edible cereal necklaces & bracelets 

Pick the rainbow cereal of your choice (like Fruit loops), get a fairly strong string (measure string to make sure it fits over your child's head or hand), then create a rainbow stacking the cereal on the string. Tie it off and you have a necklace or a bracelet.  

Fingerpainting with the colors of the rainbow

Use tempura paint and find something fun to paint on. We use white paper plates. They make fun masterpieces! 


Leprechaun Sensory Bins 

Use a ziplock bag (any size) place rice, slime or water in the bag. Add some fun things like coins, tiny gnome figurines, tiny leprechaun figurines, rainbows. Anything that says St. Patrick's day. 

Fingerpainting Rainbows and clovers 

Dig out the white paper plates, paper, anything that you like to paint on. Get out a rainbow of tempura paint colors and trace out the shape of a clover or rainbow or just let your little one create their own masterpieces. 

Monochrome Scavenger hunt

Make or buy a green shamrock and have your little one go around the house finding green items that match the shamrock. You can also do this with and have them find any shade of green. 


Leprechaun Hunt

Guess what? The Leprechaun left a list of hints and some clues where your kiddo can find his gold (chocolate) coins. Find some green or brown paper. Create some clues around the house 

Skittles rainbow experiment 

You'll need a bag of skittles with the colors divided, plate and warm water. Arrange the skittles alternating in a rainbow of colors around the inside edge of the plate, pour the warm water in and let them sit. They will begin to "run" and the colors will flow. Watch the experiment here.

Watch a movie or two 

Have a Bit O' Fun with these movies. Darby O'Gill and the Little People, War of the Buttons, The Secret of Roan Inish, The Secret of Kells, Song of the Sea, Wolfwalkers, are just a few wonderful movies. Check out the trailers and make sure they are a good fit for your kids and family. 


Make Rice crispy treats with a surprise. 

If you want to do Rice Crispy treats add green food coloring to the mix and change the whole batch green with the magic of the Irish. 

Eat nothing but green food all day. 

You can have green eggs and ham, green cupcakes, green pistachio pudding, lettuce, spinach, edamame, kiwi, basil, peas, jalapenos, green beans, asparagus, artichokes, sugar peas, avocado, cucumber, bell peppers, green pasta (spinach) and of course many candies!   Make it a challenge to see all the different kinds of food you can find that's green and who stays on the green diet for a day. 

Dye those locks green 

Has your kiddo been wanting to add some color to their hair? Grab some spray in color, hair chalk, color wax, or dye. Amazon link (I am not an affiliate. I don't receive compensation from Amazon) 


The Wearin' O' The Green 

Wear green from head to toe. Add some bling by adding gold accents. You can be the fashionista or just simply fun! Dress Classy or Sassy your choice. Make it a challenge. 

Create an Irish Dinner 

Corned beef and Cabbage is a St. Patrick's day tradition in our house. Look up some recipes and have some fun with the dessert. Don't forget the Irish Soda bread. 

Lucky Charms for Breakfast 

Frankly this one is good for almost any age but it brings back the "kid" in your teen. 

Binge watch Irish movies 

There are a ton of wonderful movies, these are just a few. Check out the trailers and see if these fit with your family and your teen. 

The Banshees of Inisherin, Belfast, Wild Mountain Thyme, Black '47, Braveheart, Calvary, The Irish Pub, Leap Year, The Wind That Shakes the Barley, Angela's Ashes, and Michael Collins.

The Leprechaun was here! 

Leaving evidence the Leprechaun dropped in! 

See things in a different light 

Change out lightbulbs for green or rainbow colors through the house. Amazon Lightbulbs. (I am not an affiliate. I don't receive compensation from Amazon) 

Mischief in the house

Move things around the house to unfamiliar places. Relocate the chairs around the table to the corner of the room. Hide the underwear in an different drawer. Put their toothbrush in the bottom of the sink with little green footsteps made with green icing from the usual toothbrush older to the edge of the sink. 

Green Tap Water 

Thanks to Steve Spangler the Leprechaun can work magic with their bathroom sink water. Take the screen off the faucet nozzle place a blue and yellow color tablet (Like in Easter Egg kits) in the faucet then replace the screen. It's important to dry the screen. 

Magic Gold Coins 

Have your kids put out penneys or plastic coins and overnight the Leprechaun changes them to chocolate coins.