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St. Patrick’s Day Think Fast Game

St. Patrick’s Day Think Fast Printable Game PDF

Top o’ the mornin’, dear teachers and parents! 🌈✨

Get ready to sprinkle a bit of Irish magic into your classrooms and homes with our St. Patrick’s Day Think Fast Game FREE printable! Packed with engaging St. Patrick’s Day-themed categories, this delightful game will have your little leprechauns giggling and thinking on their feet.

Games like this were always a hit in my classroom and they’re a fun departure from the usual word search puzzle.

It’s way more interactive and fun, making it a perfect bit of mischief for classroom parties or your St. Patrick’s Day celebration at home.

So, grab your printable and let the shamrock shenanigans begin!

St. Patrick's Day Think Fast Game printable on green background

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Why Choose a Think-Fast Game?

Feeling a bit puzzled about why think fast games are a pot of gold for learning?

Well, let me spill the lucky beans!

Think Fast Games are more than just fun; they offer a range of benefits for children of all ages:

  • Boosts cognitive skills: Quick thinking, problem-solving, and memory are all challenged during the game.
  • Enhances vocabulary: Players are encouraged to think of various words related to the given categories, expanding their vocabulary.
  • Promotes creativity: The open-ended nature of the game allows for creative thinking and out-of-the-box solutions.
  • Encourages social interaction: Playing in groups fosters turn-taking, communication, and healthy competition.

Just like a mischievous leprechaun outsmarting everyone to find their pot of gold, think fast games challenge kids to outsmart the clock.

Our St. Patrick’s Day-themed questions and prompts infuse a dash of Irish charm into every round, making learning feel like a treasure hunt.

printable St. Paddy's day Games for kids on wooden background with shamrocks

How to Play the St. Patrick’s Day Think Fast Game

Whether you’re a teacher bringing the luck to your classroom or a parent spreading the charm at home, this game fits seamlessly into any St. Patrick’s Day celebration. It’s versatile, adaptable, and guarantees smiles all around.

What you’ll need:

  • Printable Think Fast Game sheet (download yours below!)
  • Timer 
  • Pen or pencil


  1. Gather your players and choose a category from the list.
  2. Set a timer for 1 minute (or adjust the time as needed).
  3. Players must write down 3 words that fit the category within the time limit. (An alternative way to play is to shout out a single category and have students write as many words as they can that would fit into that category).
  4. Once the timer stops, award points for each answer (or if you want to make it harder- for each unique answer).
  5. Repeat with different categories for continued fun!

Bonus Tip: For added excitement, divide players into teams and play competitively. The team with the most points at the end wins!

Make it a Learning Experience!

Take the game a step further by incorporating educational elements into specific categories. Add your own categories and incorporate things you’ve been working on in the classroom.

In our class, we explored: famous Irish people and cities in Ireland.

St. Patrick's Day Think fast game PDF with shamrocks around it

St. Patrick’s Day Think Fast Categories

Here’s a list of St. Patrick’s Day themed Think Fast Categories if you decide to create your own game or have everyone play one category at a time, listing as many items as you can think of.

  • Green Things
  • Things That Are Gold
  • Irish Cities
  • Irish Landmarks
  • Irish Musical Instruments
  • Famous Irish People
  • Green Foods
  • Irish Foods
  • Irish Names
  • Lucky Charms/Symbols
  • St. Patrick’s Day Symbols
  • Colors in a Rainbow
  • Things You See at a Parade
  • Words That Rhyme with Green
  • Things To Do on St. Patrick’s Day
  • Things About Leprechauns

How To Download Your Free St. Patrick’s Day Think Fast Game Printable!

Printing and using the St. Patrick’s Day Think Fast Game is super easy. There’s a download pdf button under the printable.

Just click the button and the printable pdf file will open in a separate window ready to print.

From there, just click the printer icon in the top right corner and that should do it (or you can choose to download the file to your computer first)!

Please note these printables are for personal use so that means you can use them in your classroom or at home with your kids but they aren’t to be sold.

You’ll need to have a PDF viewer installed to view/print. If you don’t have one already you can get it free from Adobe Reader.

St. Patrick's Day themed Think Fast worksheet printable pdf

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St. Patrick's Day printable game for kids - think fast

Wrapping Up St. Patrick’s Day Think Fast Game

This St. Patrick’s Day Think Fast Game is a simple yet effective way to engage your children, celebrate the holiday, and promote valuable skills.

So, gather your little leprechauns, grab your printable, and get ready for some St. Patrick’s Day fun!

Download your FREE printable, ignite the Irish spirit, and watch the magic unfold. May your St. Paddy’s Day be filled with laughter, learning, and a wee bit of luck! 🍀💚

If you’re looking for even more engaging St.Patrick’s Day activities, be sure to check out some of my other worksheets linked above.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!