St. Patrick's Day Party Games and Activities
Word Puzzles and Pen & Paper Games
Average User Rating:
St. Patrick's Pictionary
Papers with St. Patrick's day objects written on them
How To Play:
Put papers with St. Patrick's Day objects written on them into hat. Divide children into two groups. Flip a coin to see which team goes first. Invite a child from the playing team to approach the chalkboard, draw a slip of paper, and read it to themselves. On your mark, the child should then draw the object in hopes that his/her team members will guess the object on their paper. If the team guesses correctly, before time runs out, they score a point. If the playing team does not guess correctly the other team has five seconds to try to come up with the correct answer. If they guess correctly they score a point and it is their turn to play.
This game can be simplified for young players utilizing words such as: shamrock, gold, pot. Make more difficult for older players by using short phrases: lucky Irish, pot of gold, etc.
Take a St. Patrick's Day related word such as: Shamrock, Chocolate, Leprechaun, Rainbow, etc. and find as many little words as possible before the timer runs out. Be sure to check out our St. Patrick's Day word puzzles for other fun ideas.
Words: rock, ram, ham, sock, mock, shock, am, ma, cram...
Words: rain, bow, win, bin, no, in, an, ban, won, now, nab...
St. Patrick's Day Twenty Questions
Teacher start by choosing a St. Patrick's Day related person, place, or thing. The teacher says, "I'm thinking of something". The children try to guess what it is by asking no more than twenty questions that can be answered "YES", "NO", or I DON'T KNOW". The student who guesses correctly is next up.
Clue: Teacher thinks of person, place, or thing. Teacher gives a clue. Begin at one end of the room and work your way around allowing each student to take a turn guessing until one student solves the case. The student who solves the case goes next.
Clue: He's 2 feet tall
Clue: Don't blink or he'll vanish
Clue: You want his gold
Clues should be appropriate for the knowledge of the children playing.
St. Patrick's Day Scramble
How To Play:
Choose a St. Patrick's Day word such as: St. Patrick, Shamrock, Leprechaun, Rainbow.... Write the letters of the word on individual index cards. Do this two times, making two sets. Put each set in a brown paper bag.
Divide children into teams. Give each team a bag. The first team to decipher what the word in the bag is wins. A variation of the game would be to divide into teams with the same number of children as there are letters in the word. Each child get's a letter and they must hold onto the card and stand in the proper order to spell the word for all to see.