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