Teaching Kids Values…with St. Patrick’s Day Fun

Teaching Kids Values at St. Patrick's Day

Need something fun to do with your kids for St. Patrick’s Day?  That odd little holiday that is all about green can be a meaningful one, too!  Our children are counting their blessings with pennies during March.  Here is all you need to do to start a simply wonderful family tradition:

  1. Dig out pennies from all their hiding spots and place in a little bowl
  2. Decorate a jar with green ribbon, shamrock shapes, etc., and cut a slit in the lid
  3. Have your children say what they feel is a blessing in their life as they drop a penny in the jar (and repeating themselves is just fine!)
  4. In addition to the warm fuzzy feelings, you can enjoy the money in the jar at the end of the month by buying a little gift for the family to enjoy, such as a frisbee, a board game, or cupcakes.  Or bless someone else with your treasure!

Another neat St. Paddy’s Day activity we do with our kids is a Lucky Penny Hunt…more about that next time!

Please do share your fun traditions by leaving a comment!

And find more ideas for teaching values as we continue this series each month…

In the Way They Should Go…Teaching Kids Values

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5 Replies to “Teaching Kids Values…with St. Patrick’s Day Fun”

  1. This is such a great idea. We will have to try it next year.

    Now that T is older, the leprechaun will come mess up the house and leave his green footprints with some coins and glitter! then, we clean it up together 🙂

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  4. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!


  5. An obvious connection is studying the life of the actual St. Patrick. Read about this saint and his zeal for sharing the gospel. Also, go outside and find shamrocks. St. Patrick used the shamrock to teach people about the Trinity (hence the shamrocks on St. Patrick’s day). Finally, in honor of St. Patrick (who was kidnapped and sold as a slave), have older children research human trafficking and support a charity trying to help victims recover.

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