St. Patrick’s Day is a celebration for the entire family. If you’re looking for a creative way to celebrate, you’re in the right place! Whether you want to avoid the crowds at your local parade or need help finding ideas for a kid-friendly celebration, today featured on Theresa’s Reviews are unique ways to celebrate with tips on how to go green for St. Patrick’s Day.
Go Green For St. Patrick’s Day
With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner, use the holiday to teach your children how to go green. Instead of buying green accessories that won’t last long, teach what being eco-friendly means. If you buy children’s products, you can host a green celebration that your family enjoys and that is good for the environment.
Shop from these 5 eco-friendly companies
Shopping from companies who make sustainable products can make a big impact in the world. While out shopping this past week, I spotted many festive green accessories. Since my children would only wear these items one day out of the year, I realized that there are more eco-friendly ways to shop for St. Patrick’s Day. Instead of buying inexpensive items that would end up in a landfill, I looked into how to shop for green items for my children.
Escape into an adventurous getaway in a cotton canvas teepee
To set up a comfortable nook for reading, set up the 8 feet tall Cotton Canvas Teepee from Pacific Play Tents. Made from 100% cotton with well-varnished organic wooden poles, the teepee can create an adventurous hideaway indoors or outdoors. After adding some bean bags, pillows, and blankets, the whole family fits inside it. When my daughter needed a quiet spot to do homework, the teepee was the perfect place to work in solitude.
Buy sustainably produced games
With each crafted game piece made of beech wood from a sustainable forest in Germany, Rabbit Rally from HABA USA is an enjoyable game for the family. To win, you guess how far your bunny needs to hop to reach carrots island. Not only is this game made from eco-friendly materials, but it is also an entertaining way to teach spatial thinking. Happily, my children chose this activity for family game night. Everyone appreciated the adorable, well made game pieces, and we found the directions easy to follow.
Eat on an eco-friendly dish set
Whether you are cooking corned beef and cabbage, shepherd’s pie, or green cupcakes, you can eat them on the biodegradable Marcus & Marcus’ animal themed 5PC Bamboo Fiber Dining Set. With the adorable zoo figures, the theme will appeal to children. Made from food grade bamboo fibers, you get all the strengths of traditional plastic dish ware with the benefits of an eco-friendly design.
Clean without chemicals with e-cloth
For a chemical-free cleaning solution, check out the Chemical-free Cleaning Home Starter Kit from e-cloth. When you use these three clothes, you can clean all major hard surfaces in your home – without chemicals – and remove 99% of bacteria just using water. You receive the bathroom cloth, general purpose cloth, and glass & polishing cloth. Since I don’t like using chemicals, this was a great solution for getting the cleaning done.
Switch to a reusable drink box
Conserving plastic is easy to do and can make a big difference in the world. With the Drink in the Box, you not only get an easy-to-clean water container, but you can also add fresh fruits. Instead of giving your children sugary juice, they can try out different fruit mixed with water to get a delicious flavor. My daughters would fill up on juice instead of food if they could, but with this nifty product, they can have a more healthy lifestyle.
Would you go green for St. Patrick’s Day?
Getting in the spirit of holidays brings joy to the home. When there’s a reason to celebrate, I embrace it. Our family loves parties! When I looked for children’s spirit wear for St. Patrick’s Day, I was disappointed in the rowdy, party-oriented items we found at the mall. Teaching about the environment was a much more powerful message to share with them. What are your thoughts on using St. Patrick’s Day as a reason to teach about environmental awareness? Share your thoughts in the comments section at the bottom.
To discover more St. Patrick’s Day inspiration, you can read How To Make A DIY 4 Leaf Clover Potato Stamp for St. Patrick’s Day and Simple DIY St. Patrick’s Day Candle Holder.
I received a free item, but it in no way influenced my opinion.