St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Kids (with Free Printables)
With St Patrick’s Day approaching soon, who else is dreaming of warmer temperatures. I know, I am. This special holiday is perfect time to celebrate with whole family and tell kids more about this traditional holiday that originates from Ireland.
With colorful rainbows, pots of gold, mischievous leprechauns and everything green, it brings a smile on one’s face. Brighten up the classroom or your house with the fun decor that St. Paddy’s Day brings along.
Looking to get the kids busy while teaching them more about St. Patrick’s Day? I’ve put together some fun ideas and activities (with Free Printables) that you can play with your entire family.
St. Patrick’s Day Bingo Game
We love Bingo in our household, kids love to play matching the fun characters on the cards. Whether you plan on playing at home with your kids, or in your classroom with little ones, they will have tons of fun playing this interactive and engaging game.
This Bingo is available to download for free in the printable library. There are 10 bingo boards and a calling mat. Finished size of the bingo boards and the calling mat is letter size, so you can conveniently print on letter size paper. You can even laminate them for durability and keep using them time and again.
Since there are 10 bingo boards in this package, it is best played with 10 players or less. This way you won’t have multiple winners in the same round. If you have more than 10 players, you can divide them into small groups, and print multiple copies. You will need a grown up or an older child to supervise the game, and to call out the cards from the calling mat.
Start by downloading the Bingo printable. Print the bingo cards and the calling mat. Take the calling mat, and cut out all the characters. Place them in a hat or a bowl, facing down. Hand over the bingo cards to each child, they will also need a dry eraser marker (if you’re using the laminated version), or M&Ms or Hershey Kisses. They can also use pencil if they are not using the laminated version.
When you’re ready play, simply pull out the card from the hat or bowl. Call out the number or display them the character they need to loop the matching character for. They may not get the game the first, or even second time. Explain them a few times. Once everybody is onboard, start playing the game, and enjoy the laughs and BINGO screams.
St. Patrick’s Day I Spy Game
Kids find all the St. Patrick’s Day symbols with this I Spy game. Not only kids have fun learning about different St. Patrick’s Day characters, they also develop visual discrimination skills while counting and writing the numbers.
This package comes with an I Spy game printable and an answer sheet. Finished size of each printable is 8.5×11 inch, so you can conveniently print on letter size paper.
St. Patrick’s Day Word Search
Perfect to play at your home or in a classroom, this word search puzzle is one of the fun games when players try to search the hidden words related with St. Patrick’s Day.
Kids learn about this national holiday of Ireland and may ask about what each of the words mean and how they are related to this holiday. So this one is not just a fun activity but an educational one as well.
This Word Search game comes with Word Search Game printable and the answer key. Finished size of each printable is letter size, so it can be conveniently printed on letter size paper.
St. Patrick’s Day Word Scramble
Unscramble these jumbled words related to St. Patrick’s Day. This one is a fun activity for kids where they try to solve this Word Scramble puzzle.
Play it at home with your kids or in a classroom with the little ones. There are 20 jumbled word included in this printable package. There is also answer sheet included with the game.
Finished size of this Word Scramble game and the answer sheet is 8.5×11 inch, so these can be conveniently printed on the letter size paper.
What are some of the activities that you are planning with your kids? Please share in the comments below!
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