St. Patrick’s Day is a bit of a dark horse when it comes to celebrating with kids. Sure, McDonald’s brings back the Shamrock Shake for a few weeks and little ones can wear a green shirt to school or a cute little shamrock onesie at home. But let’s face it; what we really want is to just put on a fun kids’ show with St. Patrick’s Day episodes and get a half hour or so of relaxation. And with some luck of the Irish, we’ve found a bunch of them for you to stream right now.
St. Patrick’s Day is actually meant to be a day spent in honor of the patron saint of Ireland, Patrick, who drove the snakes out of his adopted country after being brought their as a slave in the 4th century. Not exactly a tale that lends itself to a kids’ show, but there are some creative geniuses out there who manage to make it work. Especially shows where they weave in the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations and traditions we know and love from modern times.
Below you’ll find 10 of the best and most festive St. Patrick’s Day TV episodes that are kid-friendly and you can watch together as a family.