St. Patrick’s Day gives families an opportunity to eat fun food, wear a lot of green and try to be as crafty as a leprechaun. 

Celebrate with Fun (Healthy) Food

Kick off the day with fun additions to your breakfast or snack routine. 

Go Green Smoothie

I take any excuse to sneak spinach or greens into my kids day! Why not go green smoothie for St. Patrick’s Day? This easy recipe is editor’s kid-approved.

Recipe via Yummy Toddler Food 


  • 1 cup almond milk (or other favorite milk)

  • 1 banana, sliced and frozen

  • ½ cup frozen pineapple, strawberries, or mango

  • 1 cup loosely packed baby spinach

Check the post for full instructions.

Eat the Rainbow

Another way to support nutrition AND St. Patrick’s Day fun? Challenging your kids to eat the rainbow! This idea also includes marshmallows and foil-wrapped candy to encourage picky eaters. 

Recipe via A Southern Mom


  • 3 cups of strawberries, chopped

  • 2 cups of oranges, peeled and separated

  • 1 cup of pineapple chunks (canned or fresh)

  • 1 cup of green grapes

  • 1 cup of blueberries

  • 1 cup of purple grapes

  • 1 bag of Rollo chocolate covered caramels

  • 2 cups of mini marshmallows

Check the post for full instructions

Get Crafty

Build a Leprechaun Trap

Lean in to the magic of the day by building a leprechaun trap with your kids! This idea is perfect for crafty kids (and parents who want to keep things simple). Most of these supplies should be around your house! 

Inspiration via Simply Kinder  

Supply list:

  • Blank page to draw a rainbow. 
  • Crayons to color above.
  • Paper plate or bowl - not plastic because you can’t paint or glue things to it.
  • Cotton or white pom-poms.
  • Tongue depressor.
  • Gold coins.

Make a Leprechaun Puppet

Did you catch a leprechaun? Either way, make a puppet to send your kids' imagination into overdrive. We love crafts that require minimal supplies and effort, don't you? 

Inspiration via About a Mom

Supply list: 

  • Paper lunch sack
  • Green, orange, and yellow card stock
  • Green buttons
  • Large googly eyes
  • Brown sharpie
  • Orange yarn
  • Clover stickers
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue/hot glue gun or craft glue

Three Local Events 

Arkansas Skatium St. Paddy's Skate

Wear green for a free skate rental at the Arkansas Skatium. Your lucky night will also be filled with games and prizes.

When: Mar. 12 | 6-10 p.m. Where: 1311 S. Bowman Road, Little Rock 

River Bottom Winery and BoBrook Farms St. Patrick's Day Party

This free outdoor event will feature live music, a food truck and (for the adults) a special St. Paddy’s Sangria.  

When: noon-5 p.m. Where: 13810 Combee Lane, Roland Find more information here

Sunset Lodge at Rusty Tractor Vineyards St. Patrick's Day Party

Bring the family to sample the Irish-infused menu at Sunset Lodge’s St. Patrick’s Day Party. Live music, green beer and drink specials will round out the free event. 

When: noon-5 p.m. Where: 10 Rusty Tractor Lane, Little Rock Find more information here