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St. Patrick's Day fun with your family

The luck of the Irish will be yours with St. Patrick's Day foods and crafts the whole family will love
The luck of the Irish will be yours with St. Patrick's Day foods and crafts the whole family will loveSandy Wallace

Are you ready for St. Patrick's Day fun with your family? Head to Pinterest and search St. Patrick's Day to find tons of crafts and recipes that will make your St. Patrick's Day fun from start to finish.

Legend says to follow the rainbow and you'll find the leprechaun's pot of gold on St. Patrick's Day
Legend says to follow the rainbow and you'll find the leprechaun's pot of gold on St. Patrick's DaySandy Wallace

You can also perform individual searches on Pinterest for St. Patrick's Day crafts for kids, St. Patrick's Day recipes, St. Patrick's Day desserts or specific recipes you'd like.

From paper plate shamrock hats to paper rainbow chains, there's something for every age and ability level to create. You don't need to buy a lot of expensive decorations. Make your own instead and let your kids join in the holiday fun.

The traditional St. Patrick's Day dinner includes corned beef and cabbage. You may think your kids won't like this meal, but you never know until you try.

It takes a couple of weeks to make homemade corned beef so you'll probably want to pick up corned beef from the grocery store.

Prepare boil corned beef and cabbage, add carrots, potatoes and Irish soda bread and your dinner will be ready in a snap.

You'll find plenty of recipes for St. Patrick's Day at AllRecipes.com. The Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe will help you make an easy weeknight holiday meal.

There's a step-by-step guide to making Irish Soda Bread and you'll also find recipes for breakfast on St. Patrick's Day and plenty of green desserts to enjoy at home or take to school parties.

If your kids are super picky eaters, try adapting favorite family recipes for St. Patrick's Day by adding a few drops of green food color to mashed potatoes or macaroni and cheese. Pick up a bottle of green ketchup for the hot dog lovers in the family.

Be sure to share the legend of the leprechaun with your kids. Leprechauns are Irish fairies who are about two feet tall and dressed in green.

The leprechaun has a hidden pot of gold you can find if you follow the rainbow. But leprechauns are famous for playing tricks and pranks, so keep your eyes on them.

You can learn a lot about leprechauns at HolidayInsights.com. You'll also find Irish limericks and information about St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland that older kids will enjoy learning.

Make St. Patrick's Day fun for the family from beginning to end as you make family memories together. May the luck of the Irish be with you.