Who was St. Patrick and why do we have a holiday to celebrate his life? St. Patrick first introduced Christianity to the people of Ireland around the 5th century. He used a shamrock to teach new believers about the Trinity.

Let your children draw a picture of a shamrock and talk about how St. Patrick could have used it to share about God’s love. Google St. Patrick and read his story.

Have a dinner with green foods; put together a treat bag for each family member with green gum and small green treats.

Children wear green shirts and have celebrations at school but seldom know the real story behind the holiday. Make this St. Patrick’s Day more memorable than pinching others if they do not wear green!