Saint Patrick’s Day Hats And Leprechaun Treats! – A Kids Theme Project

St Particks Day HatsYou don’t have to be Irish to love Saint Patrick’s Day! Getting to dress up in green, and pinch everyone who dare not show their holiday spirit is a blast at any age. The days are starting to get warmer and everyone is filled with festive cheer. What’s not to love? This year you can rock Saint Patrick’s Day with these fun, simple activities!

Saint Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Hat in Under an Hour

Nothing says Saint Patrick’s Day like fun holiday attire does. Especially holiday attire that you can make in under an hour! We had a blast last year making these festive hats. Make one for yourself, or for any little leprechauns you happen to come across. The best part is, it’s so easy anyone can do it!

What You’ll Need

Directions

  1. Saint Patrick's Day Construction Paper HatThe first step is to determine how big you want your hat to be. You can wrap the paper around your head, or you can make a tiny hat, fit for a leprechaun! The choice is yours.
  2. The next step is to decorate your hat! You can color on it or garnish it by cutting out paper decorations and gluing them on. One idea is to cut out a cute, yellow buckle to wrap around the hat, as seen in the photos.
  3. Once you have measured your hat and decorated it, use the glue stick to glue both ends together, creating a circle.
  4. Next, add the base and top to your hat by tracing a circle around the hat and then cutting and pasting it to the top or bottom. This step is optional!

Tip

  • Embrace your creativity with this craft! There is no such thing as a bad Saint Patrick’s Day hat.

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Leprechaun Treats

Getting kids to eat fruit can be harder than finding a four leaf clover sometimes! Admittedly, afternoon snack time can be a challenge at my house. Last year I made this delicious Saint Patrick’s Day snack. We called them Leprechaun treats and my kids even helped make them! It was a blast, and definitely a great way to bond and teach them a little bit about cooking. The best part is, they can be ready in under 20 minutes!

Know the Nutrition

Bananas are basically a nutrient powerhouse, packed with potassium, dietary fiber, and protein. They promote easy digestion and improve heart health. White chocolate is high in calcium and does not contain caffeine like other chocolates. Always use in moderation. I use Simply Balanced organic pretzels because they are made with no artificial flavors and non-GMO. They are available for purchase at Target.

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Leprechaun Treats

Fun treats for the laddies and lassies
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 min
Total Time11 mins

Ingredients

  • fruit of your choice
  • pretzels
  • green sprinkles
  • white chocolate

What You'll Need

  • a fork
  • wax paper
  • a saucepan

Instructions

  • Cut your fruit into bite sized pieces.
  • On the stovetop, over low heat, cook the white chocolate for one minute or until soft. Be careful not to burn it! To avoid burning the chocolate always keep it moving.
  • Dip your fruit and pretzels into the melted white chocolate with a fork, and then lay them out on wax paper. 
  • To make a clover, place 3 pretzels together with the round sides facing in towards the middle. Let the white chocolate dry like this and the pretzels will stick together making an adorable clover! 
  • Lightly coat with green sprinkles on top. 
  • Let cool for 15 minutes, then serve!

Tips

I like to add a little vanilla to my melted white chocolate. It tastes awesome! Keep in mind if you don't add a little vanilla to your melted chocolate it should be white, and not a brown color like mine.
If you set your clover on a popsicle stick as the white chocolate dries the clover will stick to it. Then you'll have a clover on a stick!
Coat the white chocolate very thinly for a subtle crunch when you bite in.
Use a couple different types of fruit and create a Leprechaun shish kabob!

Activity

St Patrick's Day Word SearchOnce you’ve made your holiday hat and eaten your Leprechaun treats put your brain to the test with this Saint Patrick’s Day word search! All you have to do for extra entertainment is click the following link and print! Saint Patrick’s Day Word Search.

 

Lucy Heiderscheit Lucy Heiderscheit is a business woman and mother with a passion for family, health, and creative writing. As a mother of two she works to create crafts that are educational, fun, and engaging.

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