30+ Fun and Easy St. Patrick’s Day Games

Last Updated on March 17, 2023 by Michele Tripple

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Holidays are such a fun time! You get to gather as a family and spend time together, and games are one of our favorite ways to do that. This list huge list of St. Patrick’s Day Games is perfect for sparking some inspiration for fun games to play together this holiday season. 

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There are so many games out there for any given holiday, and St. Patrick’s Day is no different. I love adding new games to our family’s collection every year. We love a themed game and holidays are a great way to add those to our games rotation. 

There is something so fun about St. Patrick’s day, with the green and gold and shamrocks. But sometimes it feels like St. Patrick’s Day doesn’t have a lot of activities that the whole family can be a part of. That couldn’t be farther from the truth! There are so many fun St. Patrick’s Day games that I know your family will love.  

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Why We Love Games

There are so many reasons we love playing games in our home. 

First of all, we can add a game to match whatever fun holiday or season we are in. That’s why this list of St. Patrick’s Day games is perfect! We love a themed game and holidays are a great way to add to the fun holiday excitement. 

Games teach our kids so much in a super fun way. Kids learn to take turns, wait their turn, avoid interrupting, and being a good team player. They also learn some frustration tolerance and emotional regulation if the game isn’t going their way, and how to be a good winner or loser. So many lessons are learned through game play. 

And speaking of lessons, games can add in sneaky educational opportunities! Often games will require reading or image recognition, communication or even math concepts. This helps kids practice their language or math skills. Playing with cards or little markers is also great fine motor practice for kids of all ages! 

Most importantly, though, your family is going to spend more time together when you’re playing games. You will spend your time laughing and playing with each other, building bonds with each other and creating new, fun memories. Games are the perfect addition to your family time. 

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Fun St. Patrick’s Day Family Games

More St. Patrick’s Day Fun!

Are you looking for more fun St. Patrick’s Day activities with friends and family? You will want to grab our ultimate St. Patrick’s Day bundle loaded with all kinds of fun activities to help you connect with the ones you love! Use these fun activities at home or in the classroom. This bundle comes with so many activities for one incredible price.

Roll a Rainbow

Grab a dice and a piece of paper to write on. The game is simple: take turns rolling the dice. The goal is to roll an entire rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple). To do that, roll a 1 for red, 2 for orange, 3 for yellow, 4 for green, 5 for blue, 6 for purple. Each round, gather your colors until one player has all 6! You could mix it up and assign different numbers (or dice combinations for multiple dice) for the colors. 

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St. Patrick’s Day I Spy

I Spy is a favorite for most kids and a St. Patrick’s Day themed I Spy game is perfect for kids to play alone, or in a race to see how finds all the objects first! 

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St. Patrick’s Day Tic Tac Toe Boards

Tic Tac Toe is a classic and can be used for any holiday. Simply use shamrocks and horseshoes instead of X’s and O’s. You can also make physical counters by painting shamrocks and horseshoes on rocks. You can make it as simple or creative as you’d like! 

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St. Patrick’s Day Bingo Cards

Bingo is a favorite in our house, and it’s so easy to make versions for every holiday. Our St. Patrick’s Day Bingo Cards also feature leprechauns, pots of gold and shamrocks. Grab these St. Patricks Day bingo cards to get started. 

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St. Patrick’s Day Charades

Charades are so versatile and you’re going to love laughing with your family. Simply act out St. Patrick’s Day themed words, and the rest of the family (or the rest of the team if you choose to play that way) tries to guess what is being acted out. So fun and an easy way to get everyone talking! Grab your St. Patrick’s Day Charades here. 

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St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt

A St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt is a great St. Patrick’s Day game that the whole family can do together. Choose St. Patrick’s Day items for your family to search for (something green, something gold or sparkly, etc.) and set out on teams to find the objects. The first team to find all the items wins! 

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St. Patrick’s Day Minute to Win It Games

St. Patricks Day Minute to Win It games are a fun way to get your family up and moving together, plus they tend to be really quick! You can play one vs one or in teams, depending on your family and how you want to play! 

Lucky Charms 

Before the game, put Lucky Charms in a 2 liter bottle, and tape another 2 liter bottle to the neck of the first, creating an hourglass-type shape with the necks together. One person from each team tries to “beat the clock” by moving as many Lucky Charms from one bottle to the other in 1 minute. Whoever has the most in the second bottle at the end wins. 

Shamrock Shake

Using a tissue box, strapped around your waist and filled with ping pong balls, players have a minute to bounce all the ping pong balls out of the tissue box. This hilarious game is perfect for family game night or larger groups of friends. 

Gather the Green

With a 1 minute timer set, competitors must search through the house to find as many green items as they can, and place them in a bucket (or another specified space). Whoever finds the most, wins that round. 

Peeling Cabbage

Grab a head of cabbage for each player. Players will peel off the leaves of the cabbage, whole. Whoever has the most whole cabbage leaves at the end of 1 minute wins! 

Fruit Loop Sort

Each person gets a cup of Fruit Loops and multiple cups. Players sort their cereal into multiple cups based on color, trying to sort as many as they can in 1 minute. 

Pot of Gold Coin Toss

Gather either plastic gold coins or chocolate candy gold coins and a bowl (a pot would be fun as it looks like a St. Patrick’s Day pot of gold). One person from each team will try to throw as many gold coins into the pot as they can in 1 minute, counting how many go in as they go. Whoever gets the most coins in the pot in a minute wins. 

Cup of Green

Grab a cup of skittles and a pair of chopsticks for each player. Players will sort through the skittles and grab only the green skittles from the cup. The catch is that they can only use the chopsticks! No hands can touch the cups or skittles. The player with the most green skittles in their cup at the end wins. 

Lucky Charms Stack 

Using chopsticks, stack Lucky Charms cereal as tall as you can in a minute. If your tower falls, start over and try to catch up in the minute! A great way to encourage family members through struggles and incredible fine motor practice. 

Sucking Skittles

Players move skittles from one cup into a different cup by sucking them up with a straw. Players can only touch the straw, not the skittles or the cup. The player with the most skittles in their cup at the end of 1 minute wins. 

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St. Patrick’s Day Board and Card Games

Sometimes, finding board and card games for St. Patrick’s Day is a little tricky, but they do exist! Here are some fun options for your family to add to your game collection. 

Top Trumps Ireland

Top Trumps Ireland is a fun way to introduce your family to the landmarks and iconic destinations in Ireland. Top Trumps is a game of outsmarting your opponents and discovering more about popular destinations in Ireland. 

Brandubh Strategy Peg Game from Ireland

Brandubh Strategy Peg Game is a classic Tafl game that is common to Northern Europe. This version is an easy introductory version that your family will love playing together. 

Monopoly Dublin Version 

Monopoly is a classic game, but this Monopoly Dublin Version is a great way to introduce your family to Ireland and its cities and landmarks without having to learn a completely different game. 

Tara Board Game

Tara Board Game is an absolutely beautiful board game that is worth the investment, and will grow with your family. With multiple game play options, this game is probably best for older kids. It can be a quick game or can last longer, allowing your family to spend more time together when you have more time. 

Collaborative or Single-player St. Patrick’s Day Games and Activities

Some kids really don’t like competition, or maybe you have an only child. These St. Patrick’s Day games or activities are perfect for those kids who might not do well with some of these other games. 

St. Patrick’s Day Sensory Bin

Gather as many green sensory items as you can and dump them in a bin. Some fun base ideas are green-dyed rice, white beans (or green-dyed white beans), green crinkle paper or green kinetic sand. Add in some other fun toys, such as shamrock toys, St. Patrick’s Day themed confetti, or any other St. Patrick’s Day themed toys you might find (the dollar store is an amazing place to look for these). Your kids will love playing with a St. Patrick’s Day Sensory Bin. 

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St. Patrick’s Day Word Scramble with answer key

A St. Patrick’s Day word scramble is a fun way to pass the time, and are so simple. Just download it, print out the scrambled words, and let your kids try to figure them out. Work together as a family, or let your kids work independently. A fun activity and simple language practice at the same time! 

Shamrock Puppets and Puppet Show

Grab as many craft supplies as you can find, and let your kids make puppets. Then they can put on a puppet show. A leprechaun and a shamrock go to school. A pot of gold runs away from a rainbow. Anything goes! 

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St. Patrick’s Day Word Search

Words searches are a fun way to pass the time, and your kids will love a St. Patrick’s Day Word Search to work through this holiday. We love that word searches can be customized for any holiday.

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St. Patrick’s Day Would You Rather

St. Patrick’s Day Would You Rather questions get your family talking and laughing with each other. Grab our list of St. Patrick’s Day Would You Rather questions and get started. Ask the questions to your family. You’ll be connecting with each other in no time! 

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St. Patrick’s Day Cootie Catcher

This cootie catcher is so much. All you have to do is print it out, and follow the folding directions for a fun activity. Great fine motor practice and a fun activity to play with through St. Patrick’s Day. 

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St. Patrick’s Day A-Z

A-Z games are so simple. Players come up with St. Patrick’s Day themed words for each letter of the alphabet! Some letters require you to get really creative. Work together as a team to come up with as many words as you can. 

St. Patrick’s Day Mazes

Mazes are a fun way for kids to stay busy! Simply print out a St. Patrick’s Day themed maze and let them go at it! 

St. Patrick’s Day Cookie Decorating

Whip up a batch of sugar cookie dough together, and, if you’d like to, cut out St. Patrick’s Day shapes like shamrocks or rainbows, and decorate with frosting and sprinkles. Have fun with each other and have a sweet treat together at the end. 

St. Patrick’s Day Papercrafts

There are so many fun and simple papercrafts that kids love piecing together. Whether it’s a Leprechaun puppet or a Gnome paper bag puppet, kids love putting together crafts, especially crafts that they can play with afterwards. So many fun crafts for your kids to put together. 

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Color by Number St. Patrick’s Day themed Activity Sheets

Color by Number is so fun, and so simple for you. All you need to do is print them out, and gather some coloring supplies. You can color with your kids, opening up the time for conversation and laughing together. A great way to spend time together and have fun! 

St. Patrick’s Day Cutting Practice Puzzle 

Let your kids practice their scissor skills by cutting out St. Patrick’s Day themed objects, such as shamrocks, rainbows, or Pots of Gold. 

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St. Patrick’s Day Coloring Pages

Coloring pages are a classic activity for any kid. Simply print and let your kids have fun with their pictures. Try pictures of leprechauns, shamrocks, and rainbows for a St. Patrick’s Day themed twist. 

St. Patrick’s Day Themed Super Bundle

If you liked this list and want to check out some of our printables in one easy download, check out our St. Patrick’s Day Themed Super Bundle. It includes so many great printables, including: 

  • Word Search with Answer Key
  • Word Scramble with answer key
  • St. Patrick’s Day I Spy
  • 2 St. Patrick’s Day Mazes . One easy, one advanced. 
  • St. Patrick’s Day A-Z
  • St. Patrick’s Day Cutting Practice Puzzle 
  • 4 St. Patrick’s Day Tic Tac Toe Boards
  • St. Patrick’s Day Cootie Catcher
  • 6 coloring pages
  • 3 leaf clover decorating sheet
  • 18 St. Patrick’s Day joke cards
  • 8 St. Patrick’s Day Bingo Cards with Calling sheet
  • 8 Color by number St. Patrick’s Day themed activity sheets
  • St. Patrick’s Day Charades
  • St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger hunt
  • 4 Pages of St. Patrick’s Day Goodie Bag Toppers
  • Leprechaun Gnome Papercraft
  • Leprechaun paper bag puppet
  • Leprechaun puppet Papercraft

These St. Patrick’s Day games and activities are sure to be a hit at your house this St. Patrick’s Day. So what are you waiting for? Grab this super bundle that includes so many St. Patrick’s Day activities at one very low price. The memories you will make with the kids will be remembered for years to come. 

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