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Leprechaun Shenanigans: 15 Fun, Easy Things To Do With Your Kids On St. Patrick’s Day

By Monica Bielanko |

Who's been peeing in my toilet?

Who’s been peeing in my toilet?

Some people use it as an excuse to break out that hideous green sweater vest and others use it as a perfectly valid reason to get so drunk you throw up on yourself.

Me? I’ve never really cared about St. Patrick’s Day. Most of the time I haven’t even bothered to wear green. In fact, I don’t even know what the holiday is celebrating.

Incidentally, it started out as a religious kind of thing and has slowly morphed into a way to celebrate Irish culture. Which, my people hail straight from Ireland so I should at least wear green, yeah?

Anyway, after a bit of research I realized that this holiday can be as cool, if not cooler than Easter, Halloween and maybe even Christmas.

Bold statement, I know. But listen, Christmas is a month-long, exhausting money suck and everyone knows Easter candy sucks. Halloween is okay but slogging around in freezing cold temperatures ain’t my idea of a good time.

A good time for me? Playing a bunch of pranks on my kids that require pretty much zero prep time and maybe a couple of bucks. Just like Christmas they get to wake up to surprises and fun but unlike Christmas you only spent about ten bucks at the dollar store.

Wanna know how I’m going to do it up this St. Patrick’s Day? It involves just a wee bit o’ trickery. Read onward and I’ll show you 15 super easy and fun things to do with your kids below!

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Green Toilet Water

Food coloring and done! If you're feeling really tricky you can make footprints on the seat.
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Monica Bielanko was raised on the wild frontier of late 1970's Utah. She is a recovering Mormon who married the guitar player of an unknown band. She's been married to her Babble Voices writing partner, Serge Bielanko, for the past nine years. Her personal blog, The Girl Who was in the top ten of last year's Top 50 list. Read bio and latest posts → Read Monica's latest posts →

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One thought on “Leprechaun Shenanigans: 15 Fun, Easy Things To Do With Your Kids On St. Patrick’s Day

  1. Tina says:

    These are hilarious! So creative!! Thanks, Monica!

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