St. Patrick's Day is a fun and festive holiday that can be celebrated in many different ways, including with a class party. Class parties are a great way to excite the kids and create memories. Here are some ideas to help make your St. Patrick's Day class party a success:
Decorations: Deck out the classroom in all things green and shamrock-shaped! Hang up streamers and balloons in green, white, and gold, and use shamrock cutouts to decorate the walls and tables. Have the students help by having them color their own shamrocks to hang on the wall. Pinterest is full of fun projects that would also make perfect classroom decorations. Here are a few of our favorites.
Crafts: Keep the kids engaged and in the spirit of the holiday with some fun St. Patrick's Day crafts. This etch clover is a perfect simple craft that the kids will enjoy and won't make a mess. In addition, they will look festive hanging around the classroom.
Snacks: A St. Patrick's Day party isn't complete without some festive snacks. Consider making green popcorn, serving up shamrock-shaped cookies or Rice Krispie treats, or even making a rainbow-colored fruit platter. Lucky Charms is perfect for St. Patrick's day. You can make bars using this fun themed cereal. See some fun treat ideas below. Click on the pictures to get the recipes.
Games: What is a class party without the games?! Games are a key ingredient to any school celebration. You can search Pinterest for St. Patrick's Day games and purchase all the supplies, or you can save yourself time and order St. Patrick's Day-themed games for the classroom online to be delivered to your house. Not all the games have to be involved. Some simple printouts such as this free St. Patrick's Day Tic Tac Toe printable would be a fun activity if you add some St. Patrick's day M&Ms to use as game pieces. Click on the images below to see more details.
Dress Up: Encourage the kids to dress up in their best green and gold clothing to really get in the spirit of the holiday. You can even have a mini parade around the classroom or the school, showing off everyone's festive outfits.
Irish Music: Get the kids dancing with some fun Irish music. From traditional jigs to more modern tunes, there's plenty of music that can help make your St. Patrick's Day party a blast. Spotify is perfect for this, as they have all kinds of playlists you can choose from. Here is one playlist specific to St. Patrick's Day.
Photo Booth: Create a fun St. Patrick's Day-themed photo booth, complete with hats, glasses, and other props. This is a great way to capture memories of the day and create fun keepsakes for the kids to take home.
Remember to keep the activities age-appropriate and fun, and be sure to provide plenty of supervision to ensure that the party runs smoothly. With a little planning and preparation, your St. Patrick's Day class party is sure to be a hit!