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St Patricks Day Game: Memory fun for the kids

We have a lovely little set of worksheets for you on the site today; to help you celebrate St Patricks Day, wherever you are. This St Patricks Day game is the classic memory game for kids.

All you need to play this is scissors, and glue, to make the cards. You can laminate the worksheets as well, just so they last that little bit longer in your children’s hands.

This is a great activity for the home, or classroom; it is suitable for kids aged 4+, depensding on their matching and memory abilities.

Sometimes it isn’t even suitable for 48-year old women… 😂

What is included within the St Patricks Day game?

This pack has 12 pages, including the backs, and fronts of 36 cards so that you and the kids can play the memory game easily.

We have picked a few different designs for the cards that are synonymous with St Patricks Day; which is the 17th March of course. Designs include:

  • Leprechauns,
  • Shamrocks,
  • Green bunting,
  • St Patricks Day traditional green hats,
  • Lucky Shamrock coins,
  • Tankards containing some yummy Irish beer,
  • Luck signs,
  • Lucky horseshoes,
  • Leprechaun’s shoes, and
  • Envelopes with lucky Shamrocks on them.

Aren’t they just too cute?

This gives you a lovely little taster of what we have in the freebie worksheets for you.

How do you use the memory game sheets?

If you haven’t played a memory game like this, you might not understand how to play the game, and set it up so…

  1. Stick the back sheets on all the sheets with the designs on them using any glue you have to hand. Make sure that the glue covers the whole sheet so that you have glue on all the cards when they are cut out in the next stage….
  2. Then cut out each of the cards from their sheets. There are six cards on each sheet, and a total of 6 sheets, so you should have 36 of them at the end,
  3. You should now have 36 memory cards to play with, so just lay them out face down in front of you in a 6 x 6 square,
  4. Turn over two cards, if they match, you’ve won that pair, and can have another go, if not, play passed to your opponent,
  5. Now they turn over two cards. Pause after turning over the first one, do you remember if the other one of that pair has already been turned over? If you do, pick it, and you’ve won. If it’s partner hasn’t been turned over before, have a guess!
  6. Keep taking it in turns until all the pairs have been won, and
  7. Whoever has the most pairs has won the game!

Such a simple, but fun game for all ages.

To download the worksheets, just click on the button below and they are yours.

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We do have lots of other St Patrick’s Day activities and fun on the site – here are some other ideas for you.

St Patricks Day ideas from KiddyCharts

We have a few ideas on KiddyCharts for St Patrick's Day, from cooking to crafts and other printables.

We also have some ideas from other places on the Internet too:

St Patricks Day ideas from the internet

Here are some more ideas from off site that you can try with your kids for St Patricks Day, including printables and crafts.

It has been a pleasure having you today, and we hope you will come back again soon,


Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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