As I was getting things ready downstairs, I heard my three wake up and very enthusiastically yell, "It's Saint Patrick's Day!" My husband was luckily home and could distract him while I got the rest of our activities ready. When the kids came downstairs our leprechaun had made a big mess with our stuffed animals. They were all over the floor. Hidden in the stuffed animals were gold chocolate coins and a clue to our scavenger hunt.
Scavenger Hunt: After finding the first clue, we started our hunt. I printed these Saint Patrick's Day Clues that are already DONE for you. How nice is that!? We followed the clues to the fridge (where our leprechaun made our milk green - my three was SO excited when he saw our green milk!), to a shoe, to the door and finally to a bedroom where our leprechaun left a pot of gold. Our pot was filled with more chocolate coins, Saint Patrick's Day books and Dollar Tree items - green glasses, themed tattoos, etc.
Bubbling Pots: After our scavenger hunt, we went back downstairs and made green crepes - I used our green milk and added a little extra food coloring to our favorite crepe recipe. After breakfast we played with these Bubbling Pots. My boys (ages 3 & 1) loved watching the pots bubble. Each pot bubbled a different color, so that really added to the fun. You can find a tutorial by clicking "Bubbling Pots" above.
Evening Saint Patrick's Day Party: We had fun reading our books and putting a shamrock tattoo on our hands. After getting dressed in the only green shirts we had, we went to the zoo for the day. That evening we went to a Saint Patrick's Day party thrown by our good family friends. They had green food (of course!) and a gold coin hunt for the kids. We played pin the hat on the leprechaun and gave the shamrock pinata a good hit. Afterward the adults played bingo for prizes. Such a fun evening!