Start some St. Patrick’s day traditions with your toddler so that you will have lots of fun memories of the holiday together. If you are a busy mom and looking for some simple ways to celebrate the day with your little one then you have come to the right place. Check out these fun ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with your toddler!
These St. Patrick’s day activities are fun, simple, and will help teach your child new concepts as well! Make sure to grab your St. Patty’s day target word list below so that you can explore and target some new vocabulary with your little one!
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Create Something Together
Make some special St. Patrick’s day crafts to get in the spirit. Doing simple crafts is a great way to refine motor skills and also teach your child simple concepts such as shapes and colors.
If you are looking for some ideas for simple crafts to do with your toddler check out these posts from Hands on as We Grow.
Have Fun With Food
One of my favorite St. Patty’s memory growing up was my mom making green scrambled eggs in the morning! Have your little one help you make a green menu for the day. Get creative and think of ways to sneak in green foods without using green food coloring like this Green Mac N’ Cheese by Six Sister’s Stuff.
Green smoothies would also make a green and healthy snack. Here is a simple recipe that we use for my toddler’s green smoothie:
Green Toddler Smoothie
- 1 cup Milk (Soy, Almond, Or Cow)
- Handful of fresh spinach or kale
- 1/2 cup of pineapple
- 1 banana
- 1 TBSP of flax
Put it in your blender to mix. Pour into your favorite smoothie vessel (these cups work great for smoothies) and enjoy!
Read A St. Patrick’s Day Story
A wonderful way for your toddler to learn about holidays is to read a book about it. Go to your local library and pick a few out ahead of time so you can read about it together BEFORE St. Patty’s day arrives.
Here are a few fun stories to get you started:
Check out your community calendar to see what events may be going on to celebrate that week. Your local library is also a great place to check and see if they are having any type of party or story time to celebrate. Parades can be a great outing for little ones so see if there is one near you!
Play Dress Up
Get in the holiday spirit by grabbing something green to wear! Let your toddler get silly by picking out their own green outfit…and if you are feeling brave let them help you pick out yours! Grab green socks and fun hats to complete your look.
Don’t have anything green to wear? Try to get all the colors of the rainbow in your outfit for the day instead!
St. Patrick’s Day Target Words
St. Patty’s day provides you with a wonderful opportunity to grow your little ones vocabulary. Utilize all of the new activities you are doing by picking out some vocabulary words to target. Hang the list on your fridge so that you can keep your target words in mind and check them off as your toddler gains new words. Grab your list down below!
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