I haven't been feeling super crafty lately, but did provide them with three green cut-out hearts and had them piece them together into shamrocks. We've also printed off a few coloring pages to make our house a little more festive. They really are all into this holiday!
For a little fun, I thought I'd share a recipe that you could make for a St. Patrick's Day dessert. When I was young, I would beg my mom to make this cake. I've made this for my kids before and they aren't huge fans, but I might make it this year anyway (I know I will eat it up!). You can substitute any Jello flavor to go with any holiday or occasion.
Yellow cake mix
1 small package Jello (green for this one!)
1 c. boiling water, add Jello and stir for two minutes
1/2 c. cold water, add to Jello
1 c. flour
3/4 c. sugar
1 t. baking powder
1/2 c. oil
2/3 c. water
Mix cake mix per box instructions. Add extender. Pour into a 9X13 cake pan and bake according to package instructions, but add 10-15 minutes to cake time (due to adding the cake extender). Let cool. Using a wooden spoon handle, poke holes on top of the cake. Pour in the Jello. Chill 3-4 hours. Top with Cool Whip-go ahead, dye it green (and fruit if desired). *Sometimes I have made a package of vanilla pudding and mixed that in with the Cool Whip to spread on the top. Enjoy!