Looking for easy St. Patrick’s Day activities for kids? This collection of St. Patrick’s Day games, activities, and more will have you seeing green (or rainbows!) from the moment you wake up to the moment you go to sleep. There’s plenty of St. Patrick’s Day activities for both kids and adults. Fun for the entire family!
The Best St. Patrick’s Day Activities
What’s a St. Patrick’s Day party without games and activities? I’ve put together a collection of the best St. Patrick’s Day activities from all over – activities for kids, adults, and all ages!
Simply pick out your favorite activities from the list, serve with some of these green velvet cupcakes and rainbow donuts (or these broccoli cheese bites if you want something a bit healthier) and enjoy!
St. Patrick’s Day Games for All Ages
These St. Patrick’s Day games and activities work for any age! We’ve tried many of these St. Patrick’s Day activities with adults, kids, and even grandparents and had great luck. Ha, see what I did there – luck? These will be a bit hit for all ages!
St. Patrick’s Day Minute to Win It Games
These hilarious St. Patrick’s Day minute to win it games are perfect for all ages and have been popular with families for years because of one thing – cabbage crawl!
Watch the video in this post to see how fun they can be then get full instructions for these hilarious St. Patrick’s Day games here.
St. Patrick’s Day Bingo
Who doesn’t love a good game of bingo? These free printable St. Patrick’s Day bingo cards from Play Party Plan are both colorful and cute!
Roll a Rainbow
See who can roll a rainbow first with these free printable St. Patrick’s Day game from Play Party Plan. Or skip the race and just have anyone who can roll a rainbow win a prize!
Break into teams of all ages and see who can find the items on this leprechaun hunt from Play Party Plan first! Be creative – some of the things are a little tricky to find!
St. Patrick’s Day Charades
Use these St. Patrick’s Day charades words to play a rowdy game of charades inspired by the green day itself! See who can guess words like leprechaun, blarney stone, and potato soup first!
Chase a Rainbow Game
This fun Skittles dice game will have the entire family roaring as you try to hang onto your Skittles that are at the mercy of the roll of the dice! Great for all ages and all size groups!
Lucky Dice Game
Similar to the game above, dice run the fate in this fun St. Patrick’s Day themed game! But instead of Skittles, you’re using coins and trying to not end up with the unlucky one or you’re out! A fun game for any age and any group size in this lucky dice game!
Guess the Rainbow
Who can guess how many of each color are in a Skittles bag? You’d be amazed how fun this guess the rainbow game is – people can get competitive as you count the candies together to find the winner!
This would also make an awesome activity for students in a classroom to teach math skills or just have some sweet fun!
St. Patrick’s Day Would You Rather Game
Okay so this is a bit of a cheat because these questions really work for any age, but there are two variations of the game included in this St. Patrick’s Day would you rather post that work best for teens and adults!
Players have to choose from two absurd St. Patrick’s Day themed scenarios, which turns into hilarity and fun! Great for all ages!
St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Kids
These St. Patrick’s Day activities are games, activities, coloring pages, and more that are geared toward kids specifically. You could easily jazz them up a bit to make them work for adults or teens!
St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt
Kids will LOVE this free printable St. Patrick’s Day scavenger hunt from Play Party Plan. Send kids on a chase all over the house to find a sneaky little leprechaun who leaves clues and footprints along the way. This fun treasure hunt is one of our most popular St. Paddy’s Day ideas!
Do your kids love scavenger hunts? You can find over 25 scavenger hunt ideas (with free printable clues) here!
Roll a Pot of Gold
This roll a pot of gold game from Play Party Plan is a fun way to work on counting, adding, and numbers for kids! And while it’s one of the things you can make with a a Cricut Explore Air, you can totally cut it out by hand too!
Pin the the Gold Game
Or don’t need to work on numbers? Try this pin the gold to the pot game from Play Party Plan using the same materials! This one is perfect to make this year and use for St. Patrick’s Day parties for years to come! One of my son’s favorites!
Skip the games and set up a station for kids to make this popsicle stick leprechaun craft instead. It’s fun for kids and easy enough they can make it without a lot of help from parents! Plus, it never hurts to practice fine motor skills!
Or you can do one of the many other St. Patrick’s Day crafts out there!
St. Patrick’s Day Word Search
See how many lucky words kids can find in this printable St. Patrick’s Day word search! Or there’s even a more challenging version included just for teens and adults!
St. Patrick’s Day Coloring Pages
Skip the games and just put out a set of these St. Patrick’s Day coloring pages instead. There’s everything from a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow to green shamrocks and of course little leprechauns!
St. Patrick’s Day I-Spy
If your kids love I Spy as much as mine do, they will love this St. Patrick’s Day I Spy.
Make St. Patrick’s Day Treats
One of our absolute favorite activities for any holiday is to make a festive treat, and I’ve put together a great list of options that would be perfect for March 17th! Or you could always go with Irish foods like shepherd’s pie instead.
- Lucky Charms cookies – they’ll magically delicious
- Green cupcakes – red velvet cupcakes with food coloring and a gold surprise inside
- Shamrock shake – these are always a good time
- Rainbow donuts – it would be lots of fun to make these along with some rainbow shamrock crafts
- St. Patrick’s Day pudding cups – layers of chocolate, cake, and more all topped with a rainbow and gold coin!
- St. Patrick’s Day marshmallows – making these could be both a treat and an activity!
Pin a 4-Leaf Clover
Instead of pinning a a gold coin on a pot of gold, how about pinning a leaf on the four leaf clover in this fun game from Over the Big Moon?
Musical Shamrocks Game
Instead of a cake walk at a carnival or musical chairs, try this musical shamrocks game from Grandma Ideas that’s like musical chairs but with a shamrock shape! Bonus points if you play Irish music while you play!
And don’t forget to pick out some awesome prizes for the winners – I’ve provided an entire list of ideas at the bottom of this post!
Make a Leprechaun Trap
Older kids (and younger kids with help) will love making a leprechaun trap. It’s both an easy craft and a fun activity for everyone to do together! Here are a bunch of leprechaun trap ideas to use for inspiration!
Make Green Slime
This fluffy St. Patrick’s Day slime recipe from little bins is the perfect opportunity to get younger children involved in the making and playing! Sensory activities like slime are perfect for young children who really like to touch all the things!
St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Teens
Just like the section above with St. Patrick’s Day activities for kids, these activities are specifically for teens or adults. They’re a little more complicated than kids can probably handle but you could also play in teams – kids and adults if that works for you!
Lucky Roller Dice Game
This lucky roller dice game from Play Party Plan is a bit bunko, a bit Yahtzee, and a bit competitive fun. Perfect for adults who can grasp the simple rules that might be a little over the heads of kids! It’s one of the best St. Patrick’s Day games for adults.
Make Me a Leprechaun
This make me a leprechaun game from Let’s Get Together includes shaving cream, Cheetos, and turning grown men into leprechauns. Sounds absolutely hilarious!
St. Patrick’s Day Trivia
While technically these St. Patrick’s Day trivia questions could work for any age, they are best used with teens and adults who will be more likely to get the questions right!
St. Patrick’s Day Bunco
Want to stick with bunco instead of trying something new? This Luck of the Irish version from Froelich Means Happy is great for March!
Don’t Get Pinched
This don’t get pinched game combines the idea of pinching on St. Patrick’s Day and being on your toes – it’s a great game that can be played throughout the party without forcing people to “play a game.” It’s a fun Irish version of my black and white games!
Start guests off with these pinch protectors to add a bit extra to the game!
Want a bunch of these games all in one place? Get the St. Patrick’s Day printable game bundle by clicking on the image below!
Prizes for St. Patrick’s Day Activities
Remember how I promised great prizes ideas for the games above? Well, here it is! Prizes for kids, adults, and all ages!
- St. Patrick’s Day scratch cards – these are great if you have lots of winners but want to do one or two big prizes
- St Patrick’s Day wish bracelets
- St Patrick’s Day joke book
- St Patrick’s Day beach balls
- Let the Shenanigans Begin favors
- Mini pots of gold filled with treats (rainbow Skittles would be perfect!)