St. Patrick’s Day Party Games for Kids
Materials: St. Patrick’s Day attire: sunglasses, shirt, hats, necklaces, bears/mustache
Set up: Divide the group up into teams. Line the groups up. Place cones at the starting point and ending point of where you the children to race. Place an equal amount of St. Patrick’s Day attire at the ending point of each cone.
Play: The first player on line for each time has to run to the ending point cone and put on all the St. Patrick’s Day attire. That player has to run back to the starting point, take everything off, tag the next player then sit at the back of the line. The second player has to put on all the St. Patrick’s Day attire, run to the ending point, take it all off then run back to the starting point, tag the next player then sit at the end of the line. Continue with all players. The first team who has all their players sitting wins.
St. Patrick’s Day Spirit
Put on the invitation a phrase indicating that you are supposed to come to the party with wearing green and expressing St. Patrick’s Day Spirit. The person who comes in dressed with the most St. Patrick’s Day sprit win a prize
Irish Musical Chairs
Play traditional musical chairs but with Irish music. You can make a playlist using youtube.
Musical Chairs Instructions:
Start with 1 lass chair then the amount of players. When the music stops, players must find a chair. If there are no chairs available, that person is out. Continue to play until there is one person left.
Musical Chair Ideas:
Yell reverse during the game-all players must walk the other way
Have players clap hands over their head while playing.
Have players skip while playing
Have players walk backwards while playing
Play freeze dance but with Irish Folk Music. You can make a playlist using outube. You may also want to show the kids a video on youtube with Irish dancing and encourage them to try it during freeze jig.
Guess How Many Gold Coins
Fill a large jar with chocolate gold coins. Make sure you count the coins as you place them in the jar. Place the jar on the table with a bowl next, paper and pen next to it. Have the children guess how many gold coins are in the jar. The children can place their answer in the bowl. At the end of the party announce with child has the correct or closest number. That child wins the jar.
Find the Pot of Gold
Hide a small pot of gold (chocolate gold coins) around the room. Whichever child finds the pot of gold wins it.
St. Patrick’s Day Trivia
If you are working with an older group of children. You can create a trivia game to play with them. Divide the children into groups. Make one player from each team a recorder. Ask the question and have them work as a group to figure out the answer.
Here is a list of some questions
What colors are in the Ireland flag? Green, White, Orange
What continent is Ireland on? Europe
Which language to they speak in Ireland? majority English also Gaelic or Old Irish
What is the name of the capital in Ireland?: Dublin
What kind of money do they use in Ireland? Euro
What is the population of Ireland? 4.5 million
What is a popular meal served on St. Patrick’s Day?: Corned beef and cabbage with Irish soda bread
Where do leprechaun’s place the pot of gold?: At the end of the rainbow
What are the colors of the rainbow in order?: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet
How many leaves does a lucky clover have? 4
A leprechaun’s job is really an Irish: A. Magician, B. Clown, C. Shoemaker? C. Shoemaker
What does Erin go Bragh mean?: Ireland Forever in Gaelic
How Many Words
Have the children write down as many words as they can make using the phrase:
Happy St. Patrick’s Day
This rainbow waffle was a big hit with my daughter and niece. They loved helping to make it and they loved eating it even more. It’s a great breakfast treat for St. Patrick’s Day, Spring or birthday. My niece said she wanted to have this for breakfast at her sleep over party. Follow the step-by-step directions below to make your very own rainbow waffle.
Ingredients: waffle mix, gel food coloring, food storage bags with twist ties or piping bag, tall cup, whipped cream, waffle iron
Step 1: Make the waffle mix according to the box
Step 2: Place a food storage bag inside the tall cup. You will need one storage bag per color.
Step 3: Place about 1/2 a cup of the mixture into the bag.
Step 4: Add red gel food coloring to the mixture. Secure the bag with a twist tie. Mush the bag with your hand until the color is completely blended. I have my niece and daughter mix the colors, they loved it and it kept them busy. Repeat this step with each color: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet ( I only used one purple color). The back of the food coloring box with give you directions on how to make the colors. It doesn’t show you how to make the purple colors but red and blue make purple.
Step 5: Place all the colors in a row in order of the colors of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. Place them with the tips facing up. Snip off the very tip of the bag.
Step 6: Starting with red make a circle around the waffle iron, repeat this with each color.
Step 7: Break the waffle in half and put on the plate. Squeeze some whipped cream on each side to represent clouds. Enjoy!
More fun with waffle colors
If you’re looking for a fun and cute Spring or St. Patrick’s Day cupcake look no further. This easy rainbow cupcake recipe is a crowd pleaser. It’s also fun to make with kids. Follow the step-by-step directions below to make your very own rainbow cupcake.
Ingredients: White cake mix, gel food coloring, food storage bag with twist ties (or piping bags), tall cup, optional: for frosting Cool Whip and Jell-O instant pistachio pudding mix
Step 1: Make cake mix according to box. Mine made 15 cupcakes
Step 2: Place one food storage bag inside the tall cup. You will need one storage bag per color. Place about 1/2 cup of the mix into the bag.
Step 3: Squeeze the red food gel into the bag. Secure the bag with the twist tie. If you are making this with a child, this is a fun part for them. They can mush together the mixture in the bag so the color is completely blended. Repeat this step with all the colors (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet) Follow the directions on the food gel container to make different colors. I only make one purple color and it was hard to make the purple colors.
Step 4: Once all your colors are mixed place them in order of the colors of the rainbow. Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet This step makes it easier when you are piping your colors.
Step 5: Place the tips of the bags facing upwards and snip the end off. Keep the tips facing up, so the mixture does not spill out.
Step 6: Starting with the purple (indigo and violet) color first pipe a small amount into each cupcake wrapper. Repeat with the other colors in this order purple (indigo and violet), blue, green, yellow, orange, red
Step 7: Let the cupcakes bake according to the box.
Step 8: Pour half of the Cool Whip container into a bowl. Add the entire packet of Jell-O instant pistachio pudding mix into the bowl. Mix the Cool Whip and pudding mix together until completing blended. Ice cupcakes with the mixture when they are completely cool.
You can also add a gold coin on top!
*You can mix and flavor instant pudding with Cool Whip to make a nice light frosting.
Cute St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Pot of Gold Snack, Classroom Snack Ideas
This rainbow pot of gold snack is cute and easy to make. It a great idea for a classroom snack or great idea for parents to make for a troop, party or any other special event.
Materials: Clear plastic sandwich bags, green ribbon, Rolo candies, colorful Twizzlers.
Step 1: Place 3 or more colorful Twizzlers into the plastic sandwich bag.
Step 2: Add 3-4 Rolo candies.
Step 3: Close the sandwich bag tightly at the top so the Twizzers bend in the shape of a rainbow. Tie with a green ribbon.