Family Fun for Saint Patrick’s Day

Saint Patrick’s Day is a great time for fun, food, and faith.

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I’m not Irish. But, I do find a kindred spirit in Saint Patrick. Years ago, the kids and I read a biography of the man who evangelized the Emerald Isle. Patrick’s is an amazing story of capture, slavery, freedom (in Christ), and escape. It’s also one of sacrifice and loving a people who haven’t loved you in return in order to share the Good News with them.

Some years I remember to wear green or make some fun food for our fam. Some years it slips my mind. But, the lesson of his life and the Legend of the Shamrock-turned-Symbol-O-the-Trinity is one I hold dear.

If you’re thinking of some family fun this weekend. Check out some of these past posts about Saint Patrick’s Day:

What do YOU do for Saint Patrick’s Day?

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  1. I never even think about doing something fun for St. Patricks Day. I should see if I can find his story in the library.

    • Jessica Fisher says:

      My 9yo, who “hates history,” is loving the book we’re reading about Saint Patrick. I’m hoping it cures him of his hatin’.

  2. I’m a HUGE St. Patrick’s Day fan (in fact, I blogged about some of my favorite St. Patty’s Day things today on my blog:, and wearing green is a MUST – only I stretch it out for a week or two before the holiday. The house gets bedecked in green, shamrocks come out, and my mother always hosts a big St. Patrick’s Day meal where she dyes all the food (and drinks, like milk) green. 🙂 It’s loads of fun and has made for a lot of good memories over the years. St. Patrick was an amazing man, and to this day, I can’t see a clover or shamrock without thinking about the Trinity – so I guess it worked! 🙂

    • Jessica Fisher says:

      Thanks for reminding me about Darby O’Gill and the Little People! I’ve been meaning to request that one from the library.

  3. Hi from N Ireland 🙂

    Actually, I do more on my blog (I usually host a St Patricks Day bloggy carnival) than I do in real life! My link up will go up later in the week.

    It seems to be more of a big event in other places 🙂 We don’t wear green, we don’t get pinched, trap leprechauns, or eat corned beef!

    Since blogging I usually attend to parade in Belfast and share some pics, but this year we are spending the day at the coast with some American bloggy friends.

    Have a great day 🙂

  4. My kiddos are still small, so we do the history of St Patrick’s Day with the board book “The Story of St Patrick’s Day” by Patricia A Pingry. And we do fun stuff like wear green, watch Darby O’Gill and the Little People, and make a St Patrick’s Day brunch meal for dinner. The dinner includes Blarney Breakfast Bake, Potatoes O Brian (sp?), and Irish soda bread. The latter of which my husband picks out all of the raisins before eating his share.:)

    My 4 year old saw St Patty’s day cupcakes at Walmart yesterday and loved them, so I think that we’ll be making our own copycat version.

    And I guess he was craving corned beef, because my hubby requested Reubens for the day after St Patrick’s Day. We don’t cook a whole corned beef–we go the easy route and buy shaved corned beef lunchmeat at the deli counter.:)

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