Skip to Content

St. Patricks Day Jokes For Kids [Free Printable]

Inside: These St. Patricks Day jokes for kids will have them in tears! Download your free printable lunch notes now. Or see all our fun St. Patrick’s Day crafts for kids here. 

I don’t know where it originated, but somewhere along the way, school holiday parties became synonymous with sugary sweet junk food of any and every kind.

Christmas party? Oh, let’s have 10 pecan pies, 3 plates of brownies, and 5 dozen chocolate chip cookies.

Easter party? Let’s plan on 10 Cadbury creme eggs, pastel jellybeans, and egg-shaped brownies.

St. Patricks day party? Well, we must have green cupcakes filled with a golden center of icing, topped with rainbow sprinkles and 10 chocolate gold coins on top for good measure.

All this sugar lovingly dumped into your child’s open arms.

Then the bell rings and they’re dismissed to wreak havoc at home.

St. Patricks day notes

This post may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate and a participant in other affiliate programs, I earn a commission on qualifying purchases. Read our disclosure policy.

Enough is enough.

I know you’re sick of it too, but you’re saying, Sam, how the heck can do I break the cycle?! All the other kids get junk food. Won’t I look like a crazy mom who doesn’t let her kids have any fun???

I’m not gonna lie; you may look crazy to some other moms. You kid might say you’re acting insane.

But there is a way to combat this…..

Lean in a little and I’ll tell you: Arts and crafts. 

Plain and simple little activities that your kids are dying to do, like these St. Patrick’s day DIY bracelets for kids. Or this easy Leprechaun man puppet. Or this rainbow jar activity (bonus points for making the activity educational!).

Just remember, start when they’re young and you’ll be a lot better off!

free printables for kids | lunch printables

Download These St. Patricks Day Jokes For Kids

This year, I have another fun idea to help celebrate St. Patricks day with these St. Patricks day lunch notes. There are six total and each of them has a funny joke for kids on them.

leprechaun printable | lunch notes

I plan to leave one printable note in my son’s lunch box and then put the other 5 throughout the house and car where I know he’ll see them.

And although he can’t read yet, I’m certain he will love finding them and memorizing all the jokes (after I recite them to him 1,254 times)!

lunch notes | fun ideas for kids | school notes

Now I need to know…Am I the only one who gets worked up about candy?! Let me know in the comments below.

More St. Patrick’s Day Ideas For Kids

We always recommend starting any theme with books! These St. Patrick’s Day books are fun and will definitely keep the kids engaged. Grab them from the library or buy them to add to your home collection.

Pete The Cat: The Great Leprechaun Chase is a must-have for Pete the Cat fans! Join Pete as he tries to catch an elusive leprechaun.

How To Catch A Leprechaun is a silly book that’s, you guessed it, about catching a leprechaun! Read this book and then let your kiddos build their own trap and start a family tradition.

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Clover is another book kids can’t get enough of. See what the old lady is doing this St. Patrick’s Day!

Need more book suggestions? Check out our favorite leprechaun books for kids!

Have some fun sensory play with this St. Patrick’s Day sensory bin; it’ll help encourage independent playtime and it’s great for exploration!

Get Our Favorite St. Patrick’s Day Crafts!

Download Your Free St. Patrick’s Day Lunch Notes

Enter your email below to have these printables sent directly to your inbox.

Free St. Patrick's Day Lunch Notes

Enter your email address below to download your free St. Patrick's Day lunch notes and surprise you child with a cute note!

Privacy Policy

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Thursday 15th of March 2018

Can I please get the jokes emailed to me? Thanks.

Sam T

Thursday 15th of March 2018

Hey Sally! Yes, just enter your email in the form at the end of the post and it will be emailed to you :)

Sharon Cox

Thursday 30th of March 2017

These are such adorable cards! Even though st. patrick's day has already passed, my children will love playing with these. Thank you for sharing with us!!

Sam T

Thursday 30th of March 2017

Of course. Glad you can still use them :)


Sunday 12th of March 2017

Our school district in CT no longer allows treats at school. For birthdays, parents can donate a book to the classroom - or come in and read a book. For parties, we do a theme related craft. With all the allergies, gluten and safety issues, it gets too complicated.

Sam T

Monday 13th of March 2017

Wow, these are all such wonderful ideas!! My boys both have food allergies, so I'm always having to provide an allergy friendly treat for every kids' party, which gets old fast. I would totally love to change up our school.


Thursday 9th of March 2017

Trust me, teachers don't want all those treats (and sugar-crazed kids) either.

Sam T

Thursday 9th of March 2017

Yes, maybe we just need to say something to all get on the same page!


Thursday 9th of March 2017

I hate all the extra candy. A lot of it just goes into the garbage, which is a waste. Something our elementary school does for Valentine's Day in lieu of exchanging cards and candy is a "Heart to Heart Market". Each class sets up a table where they sell items they have made or items donated by parents (I made simple sugar cookies this year, so there is still sugar, but it's your choice whether or not you want to buy it!), or even small toys/books children want to donate from their own collections. Each item is only 25 cents. So on the day of the market, we send a few dollars with our children and they get to spend it on whatever they want. All the money collected at the market then goes to charity.

Sam T

Thursday 9th of March 2017

Wow, Kaly, I LOVE this idea!! I always end up throwing away so much candy too. Maybe I should propose something like this for my son's school. Thanks for sharing!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.