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St. Patrick's Day
Charades Game

St. Patrick's Day Charades game with free clues


St. Patrick's Day themed Charades Game with over 35 Irish themed clues! 

St. Patrick's Day is a fun holiday where everyone can be Irish for the day!



Wear green and play this fun game with friends for classroom, birthday, sleepover and youth group parties on March 17th!

The Charades clues are fun, unique and best of all free to print out for your next St. Patrick's day party.

St. Patrick's Day Charades is a fun and easy to understand group game that is great for any age boy or girl, kids, tweens, teens and adults. 

Nothing special is needed to play the charades game.  Simply print out the clues and you are ready to go.  Perfect for large or small groups.  Fun to play and gets everyone involved and having fun. 

The basic game play is that one player acts out a St. Patrick's day clue while the other team members try and guess what clue they are acting out. 

There are several different ways to play the game so you can modify it for the size of the group that will be playing - see below.

 

St Patrick's Day Charades Set Up


Before the St. Patrick's Day party print out the charade clues (below) on to green paper.


Cut the Charade game clues into individual pieces.

Fold the paper so that the printed clues can not be seen as players are choosing them.

Put the folded St. Patty's Day clues into a container or bag that is easy to reach into.  Optional - decorate the container in a St. Patrick's Day theme. 


Players pick a clue out from the container before it is their turn to act out a St. Patrick's Day Charade. 

 

 

How to Play Charades


Charades can be played two different ways:
1. In two teams
2. As a large group

 

The object of Charades is for one player to choose a clue from the St. Patrick's Day charades container, without looking at it, and act it out for the rest of the players to guess.  The player that is acting out the clue can not talk, they can only use gestures.

 

To play in Teams:
Divide the game players into two teams. 

Players should sit on the same side of the room as their team.  

Choose which team will go first by rock, paper, scissors or rolling a dice.

The first team team going first will decide on a player to act the charade.

The first player chooses a clue from the clue container without looking.  The player has 10 seconds to look at the clue before the timer starts.


 

Set a timer for 1 minute or designate an adult to be the timekeeper for both teams. 

The person acting out the Charade has one minute to act out their clue. 

They can not talk during their turn.


While the acting player is acting out the charades clue the players on their team tries to guess the word or phrase. 

The team can shout out answers until they guess the right answer. 

If the team guesses the clue within the time limit their team gets a point.  


If they have not gotten the right answer within the time limit the other team has one chance to answer.  If the opposing team guesses correctly they get a point. 

To play St. Patrick's Day Charades as group:


Choose one person to start the game.
They choose one of the game charades and act it out for everyone.  


The first person to guess the correct Valentine's Day Charade is the next one to act out a clue.

If no one guesses the clue in the allotted time then the timekeeper can choose someone to act out the clue.


St. Patrick's Day Charade Clue Help

These common Charade helps are allowed during the game as long as the player acting out the clue does not talk.  The player acting out the clue will usually use them at the beginning of their turn.  But be careful using them as they could use a lot of time and you only have one minute for your team to guess the Charade.


Common Charade Helps


Number of words
For charades with multiple words hold up one finger per word then tap the finger of the word that the players are guessing.
 
Song
Pretend to sing.

Movie
Crank an old fashioned movie camera.

Book
Open book with palms closed then open. 

Rhyming Word
Tap on your ear for "sounds like".

 

St. Patrick's Day Charade Clues

 

1. When Irish eyes are smiling
2. Luck of the Irish
3. Four leaf clover
4. My Wild Irish Rose
5. Top of the morning to ya
6. Thank your lucky stars
7. Kiss me I'm Irish
8. March 17th
9. Pot of gold
10. Irish coffee
11. Over the Rainbow
12. Lucky in love
13. I'm looking over a 4 leaf clover
14. Dressed in green
15. Pinch
16. Happy St. Patrick's Day
17. Ireland
18. Horseshoe
19. Irish Setter
20. Emerald Green
21. Dancing an Irish jig
22. Limerick
23. Blarney Stone
24. Lucky Charm
25. Leprechaun
26. Shamrock
27. St. Paddy
28. May the road rise up to meet you
29. Irish proverb
30. Fish and Chips
21. Hold yer horses
32. Irish for a day
33. Irish Blessing
34. University of Notre Dame
35. Irish Wolfhound
36. Step Dancing
37. Lucky Charms cereal
38.  
39.  
40.  

 

Use the blank spaces to fill in your own Irish sayings.

For more St. Patrick's Day fun visit our other St. Patrick's Day game pages!

St. Patrick's Day Games - Fun games with a St. Patrick's Day theme.  Includes a fun scavenger hunt with a free list!

St. Patrick's Day Would You Rather Game - Funny game for kids, tweens and teenagers classroom, youth group or birthday parties.   Players choose between two crazy choices of what they would rather do.  Good for large or small groups.

St. Patrick's Day Pictionary Game - Rules, set up and instructions on how to play Pictionary with an Irish twist.  Free clues to print out.  Great for large or small groups of all ages.  

 


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