Most children especially if they are in school will be excited about St. Patrick’s Day. There is talk about luck, shamrocks, and being pinched if you do not wear green. Did you know Saint Patrick introduced Christianity to the people of Ireland around the fifth century? He used a three-leaf shamrock to explain that God has three parts—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Enjoy this holiday with your family and remember to tell them the story of how St. Patrick’s Day began. I have listed a couple of games to play together as a family and then given you 5 Promises God has for kids. Consider telling your children that “the luck of the Irish” is not always reliable, but the promises of God will never fail!
Drop the Green
Give each family member a small cup of green candies such as green M&M’s. Place a wide mouth jar on the floor. Each person will take turns standing up straight and dropping the candy off the tip of their nose into the jar. The one who gets the most candy in the jar is the winner.
For this game you will need Leprechauns and throwers. The Leprechauns will put a shaving cream beard on their face and sit on one side of the table. Their partner sits on the other side of the table trying to throw as many Cheetos as possible to stick in the Leprechauns beard. The winner is the Leprechaun with the best orange Cheetos beard.
No Luck, Just Promises! 5 Promises God has for Kids
- God will love you forever!
“Give thanks to the Lord for he is good. His love endures forever.” Psalm 1:1
- God will comfort you!
“The Lord will comfort his people. He will show his tender love to those who are suffering.” Isaiah 49:13
- God will never leave you!
“Never will I leave you. I will never desert you.” Hebrews 13:5
- God will keep you safe!
“The Lord is good. When people are in trouble they can go to him for safety.” Nahum 1:7
- God keeps his promises!
“… the Lord your God is God. He is the faithful God. He keeps his covenant for all the time to come.” Deuteronomy 7:9