7 Fun St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Seniors

Get your green and gold attire ready because St. Patrick’s Day is almost here! As a beloved holiday filled with fun festivities and excitement, St. Patrick’s Day can be enjoyed by everyone. Check out some holiday-themed activities perfect for seniors ready to celebrate!

Make Irish-Themed Art

Break out the paints – especially the green and gold – and paint some mason jars to create themed planters or transform a wooden box into a leprechaun’s treasure chest. From crafting an Irish-themed wreath to crocheting a shamrock garland, the ideas are endless to get seniors in the holiday spirit.

Celebrate the Story of St. Patrick

Remembering the meaning behind a holiday is one of the best ways to kick off a celebratory day! Learn for the first time or revisit the story of St. Patrick by having a loved one read it aloud or watch a video with them online.  

Play Themed Games

Tap into the luck of the Irish with a few rounds of holiday-themed games. Play a St. Patty’s Day version of Bingo or create Irish-themed Pictionary cards – winners get a pot of gold! 

Go on a Scavenger Hunt

Turn a regular walk into an exciting search for gold or a leprechaun with a festive scavenger hunt. This activity is an excellent opportunity for everyone involved to get moving and get in on the fun of St. Patrick’s Day!

Get to Cookin’

What’s a celebration without some sweet and savory treats? From four-leaf clover cookies to green-themed delights, there are endless creations to cook up!

Learn Some New Moves

Take the celebration to the dance floor and learn a few new steps with the famous Irish Jig. Turn on traditional Irish tunes and join loved ones in an activity that will get everyone moving! 

Watch or Attend a Parade

Enjoy a St. Patty’s Day parade with friends and family! Whether you want to take in the colorful floats in person or watch a televised parade, engaging in this fun-filled event will surely make the holiday memorable.