I’m sure you’ve all heard the legend that St. Patrick banished all the snakes from Ireland. I find this story so intriguing given the fact that there really aren’t any snakes in Ireland. You can read more about the legend here. I’ve been seeing some cute St. Patrick’s day “snake banishing” games around, and I thought “Why stop there?” Lol! So here are some fun snake foods, crafts, and games for celebrating St. Patrick’s story on his feast day!
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- You “Cast the snakes out of Ireland”. Do this by having children take turns throwing rubber snakes into a basket and seeing who can get the most snakes in the basket. There’s a picture of this version here on Shower of Roses.
- Take a bunch of rubber snakes and hide them like you would hide eggs for an Easter egg hunt. Have the kids “round up” all the snakes in Ireland so you can banish them!
- Or for small kids, just scatter toy snakes around in a taped off circle (the island of Ireland) and let them take turns “running them all out”. (Pictured below)
Don’t forget that you can use the snakes you made crafting for the games above! Hope you have fun with your kids learning about St. Patrick! These would also be great games for an All Saint’s Day party!