St Patricks Day Party Games and Activities

These St Patricks Day Party Games and Activities will help you plan a super fun party whether in the classroom or at home! It can be challenging to have a party with different ages of children, so we've made it easy for you and included a key to show you which games are appropriate for toddlers, preschoolers and school-age children!

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St. Patrick's Day Party Games

By using this key you can find party games for Toddlers, Preschoolers and School-Age children.
= Toddler = Preschooler = School-Age

Who ever wears the most green wins a prize
Four-leaf Clover Hunt - Hide paper or foam four leaf clovers around the house or yard. Who ever finds the most clovers wins a prize. You could also hide one leprechaun (a paper picture one or a doll) and who ever finds the lucky leprechaun wins a “grand prize.” You can usually find foam shapes at your local craft store or discount department store – or you can use our shamrock template and cut your own.
Coin Hunt - Tell your guests that the Leprechaun has lost all of his gold. Hide gold coins (either chocolate or cut from yellow paper) around the party area. Who ever finds the most wins! You can vary this by making a few silver coins (wrap in tin foil) and tell your guests that who ever finds the silver coins wins a special prize.
“Leprechaun Says” - Just like Simon says except it’s a leprechaun.
Horseshoes – since horseshoes are lucky
Green Scavenger Hunt - Have your guests find things that are green, who ever finds the most wins! Don’t try this game outdoors, otherwise your grass, trees and bushes may get attacked!
Coin Toss - The guest who throws the most gold coins in the pot wins. You will need a black pot, if you don’t have one you can paint a big box. You can use either chocolate gold coins or plastic ones (look in the dollar store). Draw a line from where participants need to throw from – make it closer for little ones and farther away for older children. You can also set a lime limit – who ever gets the most coins in the pot in 1 minute wins! As a prize the guests get to keep the coins they get in.
Irish Musical Chairs - Use Irish music and tape clovers on the chairs. Have guests do a jig around the chairs while the music plays.
Luck of the Irish - Hang Irish-theme pictures around your party area. Play Irish music and Have your guests dance a jig. When the music stops the guests must stand below one of the pictures. Pick a picture out of a hat and who ever is under that picture is out. Last person standing wins! You can find your own pictures or print ours. Use four pictures for an quick and easy game; use five or more to make your game longer.
Pin the Clover on the Leprechaun - Buy a version of this game, or if you’re in a pinch you can print our FREE printable Pin the Clover on the Leprechaun Game (print this on legal size paper – 8.5x14”)

Game Prizes

• Have a look at your local dollar store or discount department store for St. Patrick's Day trinkets like sunglasses, hats, bubbles, etc. Prizes could be anything green of course OR make your own prizes:
Pot of Gold You can make these even quicker and easier if you buy black cups, attach a black pipe cleaner to either end and fill with any “gold” type candy – like wrapped butterscotch candy, chocolate gold coins or yellow jelly beans. You can put your pot of gold in a clear bag and tie and green ribbon at the top to contain the candy until the guests leave.
Shamrock pins You can buy your own or make them with this salt dough recipe. Make your dough into shamrock shapes and paint them. Once dry glue a pin to the back (you can find these at any craft store) You could also personalize by writing your guests names on the front with a black permanent marker.

St. Patricks Day Party Activities

By using this key you can find party activities for Toddlers, Preschoolers and School-Age children.
= Toddler = Preschooler = School-Age

Table Activities - While waiting for all the guests to arrive have the kids color St. Patrick’s Day Coloring pages or do printable mazes and word searches (you could even turn this into a game… who ever finds all the words first wins!)
Shamrock T-shirts - Buy white t-shirts and use green and gold fabric pens or paints to decorate your shirts. You can use our shamrock templates or just draw them yourself. To make this easier for all your guests, especially the younger ones, cut shapes from sponges and just dip your sponge in fabric paint and apply to the t-shirts You can buy different types of fabric paint… glittery or matte, and you can also buy other embellishments that can be applied to fabric. If you are planning to do this make sure you have smocks for the kids to wear (a large plastic bag will do in a pinch).
Cookie Decorating - Ice shamrock sugar cookies with white or green icing and have white/green sprinkles or candy to put on top.
Piñata - Fill with St. Patrick’s Day trinkets and chocolate gold coins. As your guests arrive have them decorate a bag with markers and stickers to collect their piñata loot.
Irish Dancing - Teach some traditional Irish dancing

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