Family Fun Leap Day and St Patricks Day Activities

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Happy Leap Day and St Patricks Day 2016!  I love big AND little holiday fun activities with my grandkids and thought you might enjoy some fun ideas for Leap Day 2016

and St Patricks Day


for at home as well as in and around Roseville CA.

Leap Day is February 29, 2016


What is a frog’s favorite year?



Sacramento Zoo Is LEAPing

I love the Sacramento Zoo‘s idea of celebrating Leap Day by focusing on the Zoo’s greatest LEAPERS. Not only that, Leap Day is also Gus the Green Tree Frog’s birthday! If you visit the Sacramento Zoo on Leap Day 2016, you might get to sign his birthday card and take a picture with him as he makes guest appearances throughout the day. Plus, if you were born on Leap Day and have an ID with your birthday on it, you will receive free Zoo admission on this day! Just show your ID with the birthday listed at the front gate. Pretty cool.

LEAPing Critters

Can’t get to the Zoo on Leap Day 2016? How about creating some cute LEAPING critters at home? I have a Leap Day – Leap Year Pinterest Board full of fun ideas and activities to enjoy with the wee ones.

St Patricks Day Fun at Home

I went hunting for ideas and discovered that, in addition to my St Patricks Day Joys board at Pinterest (you can see it in the picture above), there are other local area bloggers with more options:

  • Mom on Timeout Blogger, Trish, has some yummy looking greens that are perfect for a delicious St Patricks Day. And as much as I love them, I do NOT mean veggies. These are chocolate and mint delights! She also has several other interesting crafts activities and yummy treats for St Patricks Day at her blog. Too cool!
  • Stuff-N-Such by Lisa has a cute Pinterest board of St Patricks Day activities and crafts including some free St Patricks Day printables for cupcakes and more.
  • Swish Printables by Donna Martin has several great ideas on her Pinterest board, St. Paddys Day. Through her, I learned about a very cool science wiz who is great at teaching science to kids. Here are a couple of his uber cool St Patricks Day activities for kids and grandkids and us big kids too 🙂


St Patricks Day Fun in Roseville CA and Beyond

A Dash of Panache

Celebrate St Patricks Day with high tea at A Dash of Panache at 1 p.m. Reservations are required. Make them by calling (916) 788-4-FUN! Click here for full details.


Fun Shamrock Run with Blue Diamonds Almonds

March 12, 2016 (5K & Kids’ Leprechaun Dash 1/2 Mile)
March 13, 2016 (Half Marathon)

Online registration for the 2016 race is now open. Half Marathon is now 70% full! Join over 10,000 at Raley Field. Run the Tower Bridge, see the Capitol, enjoy 15 live bands on course, and run through the loud cheer station at Blue Diamond Almonds and finish on the field at Raley Field. If you are interested, hurry. They expect this to sell out!

Flower Farm, Loomis CA

A celebration of spring and St Patrick’s Day
The Flower Farm Nursery reopens with a “Spring into Spring Sale.” Irish fare, bag pipes and more. All weekend long. March 17th – 20th at the CafĂ© and Nursery.

Peter Pan Jr in Loomis CA

OK. I know he has nothing to do with St Patricks Day EXCEPT he does usually wear green clothes. And it would be fun time for the whole family. 🙂

This play is based on the Disney film and J.M. Barrie’s enchanting play. Disney’s Peter Pan JR. is a modern version of the timeless tale about a boy who wouldn’t grow up. The score includes new arrangements of classic Disney songs, such as “Following the Leader,” “You Can Fly,” “The Second Star to the Right” and “Yo Ho, A Pirate’s Life for Me.”

Friday, March 11, 2016 7:00pm
Saturday, March 12, 2016 2:00pm, 7:00pm
Friday, March 18, 2016 7:00pm
Saturday, March 19, 2016 7:00pm
Sunday, March 20, 2016 2:00pm

$8.00 Children Under 12
$12.00 Students/Seniors
$15.00 General Admission

McLaughlin Studio Theatre
3470 Swetzer Rd. Loomis

Happy Holidays – Leaping and Green

I hope your Leap Year is fun and your St Patricks Day is sweet and green.


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