St. Patrick’s Day Treats for Kids

Other than wearing the color green and eating corned beef and cabbage for dinner, St. Patrick’s Day can be an underwhelming holiday for children. Add some sparkle to the day with these St. Patrick’s Day treats. 

1. Clover Krispie Treats

Who doesn’t love rice Krispie treats? For St. Patrick’s Day, whip up a batch of green clover-shaped krispie treats with delightful green sprinkles. Kids will love to help make these treats and everyone will love eating them.

Here is a tasty non-alcoholic green drink that both kids and adults will love. This is a quick and easy, refreshing and festive drink in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. Similar to the way you make a root beer float, this lovely lime flavored drink is topped with a scoop of lime sherbert. 

If you’re looking for a festive snack for your St. Patrick’s Day celebration, we have a great idea for you: Green, candied popcorn! Yummy, sweet, and crunchy, this St. Patrick’s Day popcorn is made similarly to homemade caramel corn, but green food coloring is added for holiday flair.


4. Shamrock Cookies

Every holiday needs a cookie to celebrate it, right? Well, this is the perfect St. Patrick’s Day cut out sugar cookie recipe. Just make sure you have a shamrock shaped cookie cutter.


5. Make Your Own Shamrock Shake

Every year around March a taste treat enters town and people flock to get one before they’re gone. Yes, I’m talking about the famed McDonald’s Shamrock Shake. Well the recipe below lets your create your own shamrock or mint shake at home that you can enjoy for St. Patrick’s day or any other time of the year.


6. A St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast

Even if you avoid sugary breakfast cereals in your house for the rest of the year, consider treating the children to a bowl of Lucky Charms on St. Patrick’s Day morning.  Serve with green-colored milk, slices of honeydew melon and white grapes.


7. Find the Pot of Gold on St. Patrick’s Day

Gold-covered chocolate coins make the perfect St. Patrick’s Day treat. Scatter a few coins on the table or create a game where the children search for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Draw a rainbow, create a rainbow out of streamers or send the children on a treasure hunt through the house looking for different colored items. Place the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow or at the last treasure hunt item. Alternatively, make a leprechaun trap the night before St. Patrick’s Day and see if a leprechaun leaves some gold behind as he escapes. 


Add some St. Patrick’s Day fun to the holiday this year. Make a special treat for the kids or a special breakfast of Lucky Charms and green-colored foods and look for the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. You just might find it. 

About the Author
Barb Hacker is a mom to three boys and a freelance writer.