Enjoy A St. Patrick’s Day Fun Day in Your Homeschool

Sometimes funschooling can be as simple as spending time in the kitchen creating super-easy themed food and reading a giant stack of really good books. Enjoy a laid back day of St. Patrick’s Day fun that will still go down as a wonderful memory in the minds of your children.

St. Patrick's Day Fun

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We love to celebrate holidays in our homeschool! Taking a day off for funschooling doesn’t have to require massive amounts of planning and preparation, though. This St. Patrick’s Day fun day is one of these easiest to implement with a quick grocery list and a run to the library.

St. Patrick’s Day Fun Meals

Grab some green food coloring and maybe just a few special ingredients the next time you’re at the grocery store and you’ll have everything you need for a day of fun in the kitchen with your children.

A Goofy Green Breakfast

Choose from two or three of these ideas to get the day rolling with a greenish breakfast.

  • Green eggs (and ham, perhaps)
  • Eggs cooked inside a shamrock-shaped slice of green pepper
  • Egg with spinach quiche
  • Avocado toast
  • Green pancakes
  • Cinnamon rolls with green tinted icing
  • Lucky Charms cereal
  • Green smoothies
  • Green yogurt parfaits
  • Kiwi, honeydew, green grapes, green apples, and green pears

An Irish Inspired Lunch

These traditional Irish dishes don’t take too long to whip up and make a nice, hearty lunch.

  • Carrot, potato and cabbage soup
  • Irish brown bread
  • Toffee shortbread

A St. Patrick’s Day Supper

For dinner, we like to go back to the green theme. Our go-to favorite dinner is easy…because cooking a third meal with my children in a single day needs to end on an easy note.

  • Spinach linguini with pesto sauce
  • Garlic bread with a sprinkle of chopped parsley (You might even use a shamrock cookie cutter!))
  • Dark green salad with cucumbers, green peppers, and avocado with green goddess dressing
  • Lime sherbet and sprite floats

St. Patrick’s Day Fun Books

Of course, we’ll read some Irish and St. Patrick’s Day themed books throughout the day!

How to Catch a LeprechaunThere Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover!St. Patrick's Day in the MorningSt. Patrick's DayThat's What Leprechauns DoPatrick: Patron Saint of IrelandFiona's LuckJamie O'Rourke and the Big PotatoFin M'Coul: The Giant of Knockmany HillTim O'Toole and the Wee Folk (Picture Puffin Books)A Fine St. Patrick's DayO'Sullivan Stew (Picture Puffin Books)The Story of Saint Patrick's DayThis Is Ireland (This Is...travel)S is for Shamrock: An Ireland Alphabet (Discover the World)Favorite Celtic Fairy Tales (Dover Children's Thrift Classics)The O'Brien Book of Irish Fairy Tales and LegendsGreat Irish Legends for ChildrenThe Irish Cinderlad (Trophy Picture Books (Paperback))


Other St. Patrick’s Day Fun Activities

If you need a break between books and the kitchen, pull out all the green art supplies and let your children create. Or, choose from your favorite Irish artist or composer to do a little artist or composer study. How about watching some Irish dancing on YouTube to get moving, too?

Whatever you choose, have a wonderful funschooling day!

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