Top 15 Games for Saint Patrick’s Day

Top Games Mar 4, 2024

A shamrock-stacked bonanza, Irish holiday St. Patrick’s Day is most famous for its kooky connections to leprechauns, pots of gold, and rainbow-related fun.

But much more importantly than that, it’s a useful excuse for cramming some vaguely-topical activities into a few of your mid-March classes.

So in this blog post, we’ve rifled through our massive collection of over 2 million educational games, and carefully curated a list of our ten favorite St. Patrick’s Day activities.

The best way to level up your St. Patrick's Day activities is to play the games using the St. Patrick's theme on Snakes and Ladders. It offers a playful journey through leprechaun lore and quests for pots of gold, all with the roll of a dice. Because, let's be honest, if you're not chasing leprechauns on St. Patrick's Day, are you even celebrating?

But here's where the magic truly happens: players get the opportunity to personalize their adventure by choosing their own characters. Imagine selecting a daring leprechaun, a wise puppy, or perhaps a mystical lady as your avatar in this enchanting quest for gold and glory.

Expect a concoction of luck-based fun, enigmatic anagrams, and lots of challenging trivia. May the luck of the Irish be with you!

1. Are They Irish?

by nikola.grablova

Is Emma Watson Irish? What about Tom Holland? If you squint hard enough and tilt your head a little, is there maybe even an outside chance that Justin Bieber has a mild Celtic tinge?

In this identity-challenged game, students guess who’s Irish, who isn’t, and who just looks like they might be.

Helps with: Celebrity chats, warming up your students, and a speedy and simple activity

Best for: Grades 7 to 10

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2. Are You Lucky?

by whitters111

Despite this game’s name, you’ll be hoping your students might approach this activity with more than just sheer luck… do they have the knowledge required to tackle some questions on Ireland’s most famous holiday?

What day is St. Patrick’s Day? Which country is the man of the hour from? And which color would he congratulate you for wearing?

Helps with: Topical trivia, recalling facts, and a quick introduction to some Irish culture

Best for: Grades 7 to 10

Baam-Link: Play now!

3. How Lucky Are You?

by Winnie

Another luck-named game, but this one really is about fortune favoring the brave.

For each question, students get two choices, and one covered-up mystery image. But when that puzzling picture is revealed, what will they see?

Will it be a banana, or a strawberry? A zebra, or a kangaroo? A potato… or a cat?

In short, will your students blindly succeed? Or make an accidental misstep?

Helps with: Quick thinking, speedy responses, learning basic vocabulary, and injecting some energy into the classroom

Best for: Grades 1 to 3

Baam-Link: Play now!

4. Ireland

by paula

The name of this game doesn’t give much away… but trust us, it’s a jam-packed adventure brimming with challenging questions and answers.

Can your learners name the longest river in Ireland? Or its capital city? Or what its nickname is? There’s only one way to find out!

Helps with: Quick trivia, serving up some surprisingly difficult questions, and lessons on Irish events and culture

Best for: Grades 7 to 10

Baam-Link: Play now!

5. Can You Find a… Rainbow?

by JC

During this multifaceted madness, students are tasked with two different duties.

First up, they’re given an image-based clue… and need to guess the starting letter of that very image. After they’ve correctly guessed, they then need to find a real-life item that begins with the exact same letter.

Expect frantic fun, rushing around the classroom, and some rapid-fire thinking!

Helps with: Spelling, lateral logic, quick thinking, and getting your students moving

Best for: Grades 3 to 7

Baam-Link: Play now!

6. St. Paddy’s Day Scramble

by Miya

With these brain-boggling Irish anagrams, your students’ linguistic skills are pushed to their limits. Can they unscramble the words and come up with some topical terms?

Helps with: Wordplay, lateral thinking, and English lessons

Best for: Grades 5 to 8

Baam-Link: Play now!

7. St. Patrick’s Day Questions

by Summer vibes

Another trivia-packed spectacular!

But in this activity, lots of the questions are related to St. Patrick himself.

How old was the patron saint when he was cruelly abducted? What’s his real name? Where was he born? And most importantly… just how much trivia can one simple game squeeze out of the main man?

Helps with: Tackling challenging questions, history lessons, and learning about St. Patrick

Best for: Grades 7 to 11

Baam-Link: Play now!

8. Sneaky Leprechauns

by jjcollier

This hodgepodge collection of various challenges includes jokes, wordplay and an assortment of unusual questions.

But most of the activities in this great game are tongue twisters—if the kids in your class can correctly get their mouths around sentences such as “Iris lives in Ireland with Izzy,” they’ll get some precious points.

Helps with: Wordplay, articulation, confidence, speaking aloud in front of the class, and keeping your students on their toes

Best for: Grades 3 to 6

Baam-Link: Play now!

9. St. Patrick’s Day Vocabulary

by kandysia

Another vocab adventure, this picture-based game encourages your students to name the items in the images.

This time, it’s all pretty simple stuff, featuring scrawls and scribbles of flags, shamrocks, gold, horseshoes, and more. Perfect for younger learners!

Helps with: Quick thinking, image-based fun, introducing the theme of the day, and getting your students warmed up

Best for: Grades 1 to 4

Baam-Link: Play now!

10. St. Patrick’s Day Trivia

by mrsvargo

Next up, another question-stuffed trivia challenge.

But this time, there’s a major twist: all of the questions are in the style of ‘Family Feud,’ with four multiple-choice options.

Even more importantly than that, the questions are hugely varied and diverse, featuring brain-teasers related to geography, history, people, places, folklore, traditions, and plenty more.

Helps with: Multiple choice trivia, introducing the topic, and getting students to chat, debate, and work as a team

Best for: Grades 6 to 10

Baam-Link: Play now!

11. Would You Rather - St. Patrick's Day Edition

by misslesl

Whether choosing between performing an Irish jig for all or sporting a leprechaun outfit to classes, your students will be honing their reasoning and articulation skills amidst the fun. This game cleverly wraps critical thinking and language practice in so much enjoyment, they won't even realize they're learning! 

Helps with: Decision making, class engagement, and lots of laughs

Best for: Grades 5 to 9

Baam-Link: Play now!

12. What Am I? St. Paddy's Mystery Fun

by Teacher Today

Questions like, "I'm a plant, small and green, with three leaves, often seen. What am I?" will have them furrowing their brows in thought, only to burst into laughter when the answers are revealed. 

It's a brilliant way to blend critical thinking with a dash of humor, making them exercise their brains before the punchline hits and the giggles start.

Helps with: Critical thinking, comprehension, and cultural appreciation

Best for: Grades 5 to 9

Baam-Link: Play now!

13. 3 Clues, 1 Object: St. Patrick's Day Edition

by speechiebee77

Three clues and one guess—can your students crack the code to uncover objects related to St. Patrick's Day? This game promises to stretch their vocabulary and associative thinking skills, all while immersed in the festive cheer of Ireland's favorite holiday.

Helps with: Vocabulary building and inferencing

Best for: Grades 3 to 6

Baam-Link: Play now!

14. What is the Leprechaun Doing?

by Liam Norfolk

A picture is worth a thousand words, especially when it involves leprechauns caught in the act! 

Students will have a blast describing the shenanigans of these cheeky little fellows. It's a perfect game for practicing prepositions, present continuous tense, and sparking creative narratives.

Helps with: Grammar, creative thinking, and storytelling

Best for: Grades 3 to 6

Baam-Link: Play now!

15. Truth or Blarney

by Summit ADHC

Is it truth, or is it blarney? Challenge your students to discern fact from fiction in this enlightening game about Irish myths and realities. Is the shamrock really the official emblem of Ireland? Let's debunk some myths and discover the truths hidden behind the blarney. 

Helps with: Critical thinking, fact-checking, and cultural literacy

Best for: Grades 5 to 8

Baam-Link: Play now!

St. Patrick’s Day Games: Final Words

So, that brings us to the end of our beautiful time together… and the end of our favorite St. Patrick’s Day games and activities!

Choose some of your favorites, give them a go, and see if you can cram your mid-March classes with lots of Baamboozle-based fun.

If you’re looking for more handy lists of themed games like this one, check out our crafty compilations for Christmas, Halloween, and Valentine’s Day. And for even more future recommendations, make sure you regularly check back on our blog.

Before we part ways, join the vibrant Baamboozle community on Instagram and in our Facebook group! Connect with educators worldwide, get sneak peeks of upcoming games, and share your experiences.

Thanks for reading, thanks for playing our community’s collection of great games, and we’ll (hopefully!) see you next time!


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