Preschool St. Patricks Day Games



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Where is the Shamrock?
Submitted by an Unknown Friend
Make a Shamrock out of construction paper (if you want laminate it to make the shamrock more durable). Have all of your children to cover their eyes while you give it to one child to hide. Now let all of your other children try to find it.
Find the Gold Nuggets
Submitted by Lisa
Spray Paint small rocks with gold paint. Hide them all over your playground and let your children try to find them. See who can find the most. Make a map of where you hid the nuggets to help your children find them.
St. Patrick's Day Grand Prize Game
Submitted by Fran
Set up several coffee cans in row. Have your children take turns tossing ping pong balls or painted clothespins inot them.
Leprechaun, Leprechaun Where's Your Shamrock
Submitted by Trish
Have All the children sit in circle while one-child sits blindfolded in a chair in the middle of the circle. Meanwhile pick a child to sneak up and take the shamrock from under the chair. When they have taken it and sat back down (sit on the shamrock) Have all of your children chant. Leprechaun, Leprechaun Where's Your Shamrock Then the child has three guesses of which child it is. Next pick another child to be in the center continue until everyone has had a turn
Rolling rainbows
Submitted by Bonnie
Talk to your children about the legend of a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow and then let them play with one. Simply, take clear plastic soda bottles and fill them with water and put mosaic tiles in them. Now your children can roll the bottles and watch the rainbow colors swirl. Note: Both glue and tape the cap on so that your children can not open it.
Match the Shamrock to the Leprechaun
Submitted by Paula
Make leprechauns holding a sign with a specific number of shamrocks on them. Then have corresponding shamrocks with numbers written on them. Let your children Match the Shamrock to the Leprechaun
Rainbow Bottle
Submitted by Wendy
Talk to your children about the legend of a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow and then let them play with one Get several different densities of liquid (oil, water, alcohol, etc) and use food coloring to die each one a different color. Put these in a bottle (oil then water then alcohol) and let your children play with these bottles.
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