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Saint Patti’s Day is BIG in New York! Teachers love to play games with their kids at school, people fill the streets in strange green costumes and everything and anything is colored green. Why not add the fun to your school hometown, play with kids in the neighborhood or even just your own family at home! Read below for 3 fun games that are no cost or little cost at all!

Pin The Shamrock on the Leprechaun

Supplies:

Big picture of a Leprechaun
A green shamrock, for each child, with adhesive on back and their name on the front
Blindfold

How To Play:
Blindfold the player, spin ’em around and let them try to stick the shamrock where it’s supposed to go. Give a prize for the player that gets the closest.

Irish Hot Potato

Supplies:

Potato
Celtic or Irish Jig Music

How To Play:

Sit the children in a circle. Hand one child the potato. Explain to the children that when the music begins they will pass the potato to the person on their right. When the music stops whoever’s holding the potato scoots out of the circle and playing resumes.

This game also provides a great opportunity to discuss agriculture in Ireland. Perhaps they could pass while you talk and when you stop (every once in awhile) the person holding the potato has to recap what you said.

Gold, Gold, Who’s got the Gold

Supplies:

A large gold coin (or create our pot of gold craft).

How To Play:

A child is chosen to be the Leprechaun and hides her eyes as a gold coin is given to a child to hide in his lap or behind his back. The Leprechaun then has three chances to guess which child has their gold coin. (All children hide their hands in their laps/behind their backs like they have it.)

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