Think St. Patrick’s Day parties are just for adults? Think again! While many think of the holiday as a time to enjoy green versions of adult drinks, kids can also have fun with the holiday. Between magical pots of gold and leprechauns running through our heads, St. Patrick’s Day has plenty to offer the younger crowd. Below are some fun St. Patrick’s Day party games for kids.
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St. Patrick’s Day Party Games for Kids
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Musical Shamrocks: Fun and active! You can make shamrocks out of green construction paper or purchase felt or foam. On the back, write some actions you want the kids to do. For example, 15 jumping jacks, spin in circles, sing the ABC’s holding their tongue (you get the idea). Play some music and when it stops, they have to do whats written on the back!
Bingo: You can create this very easily by drawing out the board and then writing the numbers in the squares. Using St. Patrick’s Day images you have printed off line and cut into squares to match the size of the spaces on the board, they will use these to cover their numbers when it is called. An alternative is replacing the numbers on the board with those images you printed and instead of calling off “B12” you are calling off “B pot-o-gold”.
Potato Toss: The potato being a staple in Ireland, this is an appropriate game! Form 2 lines, standing across from each other. Toss a large Idaho spud back and forth. If it is dropped, each person on that team takes a step back and continues tossing. The last team of 2 standing wins!
Draw By Numbers: All you need is two die, white paper and some drawing utensils (crayons, pencils, markers). Assign each number to a part of the Leprechaun. For example, roll a one, draw his body, roll a two, draw his hat, roll a six, roll again. A great way for younger kids to learn numbers! A fun activity for all ages.
Color Hunt: This is fun for everyone! You can do this one of two ways. The first way is create a scavenger hunt list of all things green in the house and have them search for those specific items. Or, you can just let them search for all things green in the house (and out) and see how creative they get!
While you enjoy your adult festivities, set these fun St. Patrick’s Day party games up for the kids. You can even get in on some of them! Have you hosted a St. Patrick’s Day party for the kids? You can certainly take some ideas from your typical birthday party games and tweak them!
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18 thoughts on “St. Patrick’s Day Party Games For Your Little Leprechaun”
Those are all really cute ideas. We don’t really do much for St. Patrick’s Day, but maybe this year we will do one of these.
Such cute kids gaming ideas. It is only befitting that I celebrate the part of me that is Irish with my son in a fun way!
When I was younger, St. Patty’s day was huge for me. I had this one teacher who made it so special!
Great ideas! We didn’t have any previous ideas for games, so this is great. My kids will have a blast this St. Pats day!
These are all great ideas. I actually have nothing to add to this list. I never had kids, so all of the St. Patrick’s Day games that I know ARE NOT kid friendly. =D
I’ll keep these in mind! We are always looking for activities for the holidays!
My daughter’s birthday is on St.Patrick’s Day. I am always trying to think of games to play with her friends. Thank you for the ideas.
These are really cute ideas for the kids.
Great ideas! I think my sons would enjoy playing any of these fun games.
What excellent ideas for a classroom party! I will sure to be sharing these with the teachers I know!
Such cute ideas for pre-schoolers! I bet my 2 year old would have so much fun with these.
They all sound loads of fun! Great suggestions!
These are really cute ideas! I love the Musical Shamrocks idea! Easy and simple, but a lot of fun to be had.
I never knew what to do on St. Patrick’s Day besides crafts. These are great ideas!
These are great games to play with the kids. I remember when my kids were younger and they loved to play bingo.
What a great collection of fun games for the kids. Mine will have a ton of fun on St. Patty’s day this year!
It would be fun to have a little toddler St. Patrick’s Day party. The potato toss looks like fun!
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