St. Patrick’s Day activities for kids can be fun when going green. Parents should save their money this St. Patrick’s Day by trying these five great St. Patrick’s Day activities by spending less than $1. It makes perfect “cents”.
Create this lesson plan can take only minutes to do, but contributes to an afternoon of interesting facts and lessons. The story behind the three leaf (trefoil) clover extends long before St. Patrick’s Day was created to honor Saint Patrick. Before school buses were constructed, before late bells rang, there had been fields of green in Ireland that became teachers for scholars of education. The luck of the Irish can be seen in a four leaf clover. The Christian Trinity, otherwise known as a Christian doctrine, used the three leaf clover to describe the three branches of Trinity (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit – some consider “Holy Ghost”). In earlier years each leaf of the clover represented each title of the Christian Trinity, as the stem and center represented unity in one, or Godhead. Creating free St. Patrick’s Day activities surrounding the Christian Trinity is appropriate since it honors Saint Patrick, and Saint Patrick would approve such a good will tradition by God’s green Earth. And who was Saint Patrick?
Saint Patrick, patron saint, was a Roman-Britain born missionary. He began by being a slave to Ireland for six years and after this he became a missionary for the good. Maewyn Succat was known to be named Saint Patrick later in the years, however some dispute this claim by many that believe Maewyn was, in fact, the missionary spoken of. Saint Patrick gave much of his time, energy and life without second thought, hence the word “Saint”. It’s always good to put the Saint back into St. Patrick’s Day as a way to communicate and share lessons with a child. Here are some other great free St. Patrick’s Day activities for kids with only two needing an item that costs less than $1.
After sharing of the Christian Trinity and Saint Patrick, it’s time to explore the luck of the Irish through a four leaf clover search. Parks have them, fields have them, even your own backyard may have small patches of clovers. Have the children seek for those four leaf clovers. Since most patches generally come with four leaf clovers mixed within three leaf clovers, the luck is in the draw. How many is never certain, as there is only one way to find out. Once the children find four leaf clovers, naturally they begin to seek out five leaf clovers. The largest amount of clovers had been recorded at 25 leafs on one clover. What a gold mine! With St. Patrick’s Day activities for kids such as this, not only do your kids learn something behind the three leaf clover, they can enjoy rolling in a patch of clovers searching for the clover of four, or more. This St. Patrick’s Day activity is one of the funnest free St. Patrick’s Day activities for kids that is of tradition.
You can also add the Christian Trinity lesson and the clovers found to this next St. Patrick’s Day activity for kids, frame of clovers. This is when you purchase an item for under $1. With a small cheap frame, most cheap frames come with plastic instead of glass, you can easily have your kid place the clovers they have found into the frame. Once the clovers are at their spot of choice, this is when a parent can take an adhesive element (most anything will do) to stick behind the clover to “connect” the clover to the back of the frame board. Close the frame and watch your child smile then say “kiss me, I’m Irish!” This is one of the best three going green St. Patrick’s Day activities for kids my kids have enjoyed.
Each town on the most part shares a St. Patrick’s Day parade and festivities for their contribution towards free St. Patrick’s Day activities for kids, parents, family and friends. Contact your local commerce or town management to gather a list of free St. Patrick’s Day activities. You may find that your town is shimmered in rainbows when it comes to free St. Patrick’s Day activities for kids. For instance, Raleigh, North Carolina holds their downtown parade and festivities with Irish dancers, music, and activities following a parade route through the city. All this can be found through your local town as the online resources have grown. Google your town after the words “free St. Patrick’s Day activities for kids”, and see what you come up with, you may be surprised.
The last suggestion falls under the St. Patrick’s Day treat that is prepared by kids. The St. Patrick’s Day feast is an Irish tradition of green Irish flavored taste. Since a child should not prepare a full meal, have them create a cool green treat instead. What to do? For under $1 you can purchase a small box of green (mint, watermelon, lime, etc.) Jello. If a child is too young to cook, they still enjoy spooning the Jello powder into the warm water. Cook the Jello. Once your child (age appropriate) pours the liquid Jello into the bowls, have them cover the bowls with wrap before placing the Jello into the frigerator. Let cool for approximately two-hours. It’s time to enjoy St. Patrick’s Day with Thanksgiving in mind. Educate your child on the meaning of a St. Patrick’s Day feast as it honors Saint Patrick and of true harvest.
With these under $1 and free St. Patrick’s Day activities for kids, you not only give them the value of green, you also share a golden world where Irish eyes are smiling.