St. Patrick's Day

March 3, 2022

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! May your day be touched by some Irish luck! Are you looking for some activities to do with your family? Below you will find some fun things that may bring you a pot of gold this St. Patrick’s Day! 

Explore the History of St. Patrick’s Day

Do you know who St. Patrick is? Or the traditions of the day? Take some time as a family to read about the history of this festive day! The History Channel has a wonderful website with many interesting reads about the holiday. Here is a link where you can start your exploration: St. Patrick's Day

Here are some fun facts about St. Patrick’s Day:

People wear green on St. Patrick’s Day to make them invisible to leprechauns

St. Patrick’s Day is a national holiday in Ireland

Shamrocks represent hope, faith, love, and luck

Finding a four-leaf clover is 1 in 10,000

Every year on St. Patrick’s Day, the Chicago River is dyed green in celebration 

Make a Shamrock Shake

This minty green ice cream shake will be a hit with everyone in your family!


2 cups of vanilla ice cream

2 cups of milk (can be any milk of your choosing)

3 tablespoons of maple syrup

¼ teaspoon of green gel food coloring

½ teaspoon of mint extract

Whipped cream

Maraschino cherry 


1.   Add the ice cream, milk, maple syrup, food coloring, and mint extract to a blender.

2.   Blend your ingredients for about 30 seconds or until all your ingredients a mixed into a creamy texture.

3.   Pour the shakes into glasses.

4.   Top your shakes with some whipped cream and a cherry

5.   Enjoy your St. Patrick’s Day treat! 

Go Green

Visit your local nursery and add some green to your home!

Here are some plants that thrive indoors:

English lvy

ZZ Plant

Snake Plant

Ponytail Palm


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