St. Patricks Day is upon us, and even though many festivals and parades have been canceled this year, you can still celebrate just as well at home with your family. We’ve created a list of fun activities you can do without leaving the house and still bring in the luck of the Irish.
Cook a traditional Irish dinner
At many St. Patricks day festivals, you can always find a bountiful meal of corned beef, potatoes and cabbage. Now is the time to make it at home! Many stores sell corned beef, and it’s extremely easy to prepare. Throw in a few potatoes and some cabbage, and there you have an original Irish dinner! You can find a simple corned beef recipe, here.
Create some St. Patrick’s Day crafts with the kids
To the moms and dads of St. Patrick’s Day, there are so many different craft projects you can create at home with items you already have, such as making a four-leaf shamrock hat out of paper plates or making rainbows with Fruit Loops and cotton. For a complete list of crafty ideas, check out this list of 35 projects you can do at home!
Learn how to do the Irish Jig
The Irish Jig is a widely accepted dance which was likely to have originated from the marching tune of an Irish Clan, the Celts and the druids. Many of their religious rituals involved dancing and overtime, the dance became a staple of Irish tradition. If you’re feeling lucky, give it a try! There are tutorials and videos on how to do the dance online, so maybe it’s time to take family dinner up a notch!
Bake something green
Bring out the green dye and your favorite recipes. Drop a few drops of dye in your pancake batter or your cupcake mix and create some fun, green treats to celebrate. We found this list of some crowd favorites. Check them out, here.
Plan a scavenger hunt
Moms and Dads, here’s a perfect way to get the kids outside. Hide fun treats (preferably green), gold coins and other festive items around the house or yard, leaving clues for people to search and find them. Your family is sure to be surprised when they find the treasure you’ve hidden. Maybe they’ll even find a pot of gold!
Play some Irish Jams
A little music always livens up a party. While you’re cooking, or doing crafts, play some Irish tunes! There are many free playlists online to help you celebrate authentically. Also, if you plan on learning the Irish Jig, it’s only right you play some traditional tunes to complete the lesson.
Brush up on your history
Take some time and learn more about the holiday and Ireland’s rich history. The best way the celebrate a holiday properly is to know how and why you’re celebrating in the first place. There is much to be learned about the island and its communities, even when it’s not a holiday.
Search for four-leaf clovers
Hit the backyard and search for four-leaf clovers. If you don’t have a backyard or you’re just positive you won’t find any, make a few and hide them for your friends and family to find. You can even add them to your scavenger hunt or simply make an activity out of finding them while you’re out and about.
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