St. Patrick’s Day Shenanigans Your Family Will Love!


Leprechauns, shamrocks, rainbows, and a pot of gold–what’s not to love about St. Patrick’s Day? Here’s a gold mine of sneaky leprechaun mischief that’ll have your whole family chasing rainbows!


  1. While they sleep, switch your kids’ plain white shoelaces with bright green, or paint a few little fingernails with green polish.
  2. Use green sidewalk chalk to draw a few leprechaun footprints on your front steps, and then tip over a few knick-knacks inside to show where he’s been.
  3. Scrawl a green note on your bathroom mirror. “You’ll never find my gold!”
  4. Sneak a few drops of green food coloring into the toilet tank in the morning. When your kiddo flushes, they’ll be in for a green surprise.
  5. Serve up a breakfast any leprechaun would love, with green pancakes or rainbow pancakes.
  6. Or dribble a few drops of green food coloring into your kids’ cereal bowls before adding cereal. When they pour their milk, it’ll magically change colors.
  7. Green milk! Green food coloring transforms it into Leprechaun milk.
  8. While you’re at it, mix up some green tuna salad and pack a sandwich in their lunch.
  9. Stop potential pinchers in their tracks by wearing these do-it-yourself shamrock tattoos and stickers.
  10. After a hard day of learning, hand the kids this homemade Shamrock Shake.
  11. Nab your own pot of gold by building a leprechaun trap.
  12. Or print out these easy clues and lead your little one on a leprechaun chase, with a pot of gold at the end.
  13. Snack on refreshing rainbow fruit partfaits.
  14. Gather all of your green snacks for a green food tasting (great for picky eaters!).


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