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St. Patrick's Day Fun for the Wee Folk

St. Patrick's Day is coming up and it is such a fun holiday for kids to celebrate. Here's some ideas to make the day extra festive!

St. Patrick's Day Books, Activities, and Recipes

Bring the books alive with the activities and recipes, or do them on their own for just as much fun.  


St. Patrick's Day in the Morning

St. Patrick's Day in the Morning

Join in Jamie and Nell's early morning St. Patrick's Day fun with an illustrated recipe for Irish Soda Bread, an Irish flag four your young reader to make, and a homemade flute. Put them all together with some Irish music for your own St. Patrick's Day Parade!



Jamie O'Rourke and the Pooka

Find out what happens when Jamie O'Rourke is befriended by a mysterious Pooka, then create a pooka of your own and enjoy a traditional Irish dish full of cabbage and potatoes.




Although Green is not a traditional St. Patrick's Day book, what color is more associated with the day? Explore the many different shades of green in both the story and our activity and recipes. 


St. Patrick's Day Recipes

Enjoying holiday food is a great way to make any day festive and memorable. Here' a collection of both Irish recipes and some green dishes from our archives that are fun for kids to help prepare as well as eat.

St. Patrick's Day Green Recipes

Irish Recipes

Irish Soda Bread


Green Recipes to Celebrate the Day

Lime Smoothie

Green Wraps

Broccoli Cheddar Pie with Cheesy Rice Crust

A is for Avocado Guacamole 

Zephyr's Spectacular Triple-Veggie Pancakes (green and orange)

Bamboo Stir Fry (also green and orange)

Refrigerator Pickles

Kale Stew

Monster Mashed Potatoes (leave off the monster faces for green mashed potatoes!)

Iceberg Lettuce Tacos

Peanut Pea Salad


How are you celebrating St. Patrick's Day this year? Let us know in the comments or on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram. Tag your Instagram photos with #booksofftheshelf so we can see what you have been up to! 


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