St. Patrick’s Day Activity Sidekick

We have curated some awesome additions for your St. Patricks’s Day fun!

Here are some things you can do have a little fun o’ the Irish!

Games & Activities that need little to nothing!

Have a Pot O’Gold Coin Toss – See who can throw the most gold coins into a small, black pot of gold. If you have a leftover witch’s cauldron from Halloween, you can reuse it now as your pot at the end of the rainbow.

Make a sensory bin – Use rice and navy beans with buried gold coins.

Do our Scavenger Hunt! Or our Limerick Activity!

Have some green beer and listen to 60 Greatest Irish Pub Songs

And don’t forget that we help out with some printable decorations!


Drink & Snack Ideas

  • Green cupcakes
  • Apple sauce (a little green food coloring goes a long way)
  • Cucumbers
  • Broccoli with dip
  • Kiwi
  • Green grapes
  • Green juice or smoothies
  • Green (with food coloring) beer, or drink REAL Irish beer – Guinness and Harp Lager

Here are some great snacks your residents could make:


Extra Fun We Have Found

Crafts

Fun Irish Movies to Watch

  • Far and Away, romantic drama
  • The Quiet Man, classic movie starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara
  • My Left Foot, Award-winning drama
  • Brooklyn, 1950s-era drama
  • Sing Street, great music
  • Ondine, romantic drama
  • Once, romantic drama
  • Extra Ordinary, cute horror comedy
  • The Commitments, Irish popular film with great music
  • The Wind that Shakes the Barley, Irish war drama
  • Michael Collins, Irish history drama
  • Good Vibrations, warm and lighthearted – based on a true story
  • The Guard, buddy cop movie – highest grossing Irish film of all time
  • Waking Ned Divine, mischievous comedy
  • The Snapper, uproariously funny comedy
  • P.S., I Love You, tear-jerker romance
  • The Book of Kells, animated

YouTube Videos

Irish Music

Here are “34 Popular Irish Songs That Capture the Country’s Musical History and Future,” according to Oprah Magazine:
  • “Molly Malone” by The Dubliners
  • “The Fields of Athenry” by Paddy Reilly
  • “Nothing Compares 2 U” by Sinéad O’Connor
  • “Linger” by The Cranberries
  • “The Maids Of Mitchelstown” by The Bothy Band
  • “Sunday Bloody Sunday” by U2
  • “Dirty Old Town” by The Pogues
  • “Breathless” by The Corrs
  • “Herside Story” by Hare Squead
  • “Follow Me Up to Carlow” by Planxty
  • “You Know Me Better” by Róisín Murphy
  • “Copper Bullet” by Denise Chaila
  • “Boys in the Better Land” by FONTAINES D.C.
  • “The Jug of Punch” by The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem
  • “Brown Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison
  • “Only Time” by Enya
  • “Boys of Killybegs” by Brier
  • “Don’t Let Go” by Tolü Makay
  • “Red is the Rose” by Joe Heaney
  • “Plunkett” by Michael O’Suilleabhain
  • “Paul” by Girl Band
  • “Whiskey in the Jar” by The Irish Rovers
  • “Limerick Rake” by Christy Moore
  • “Where’s the Party” by Siobhan Fahey
  • “Lots of Drops of Brandy” by The Chieftains
  • “Errisbeg” by Irish Chamber Orchestra
  • “The Touch” by Cathy Davey
  • “Tell God and the Devil” by Solas
  • “Plains of Kildare” by Andy Irvine and Paul Brady
  • “On the Shore” by Slow Skies
  • “The Broom of the Cowdenknowes” by Deirdre Connolly
  • “Charlie Brown” by Rejjie Snow ft. Anna of the North
  • “Ten Thousand Miles Away” by Dan Milner, John Doyle & Robbie O’Connell
  • “Ireland” by Greg Trooper, Maura O’Connell