Luck of The Irish St. Patrick’s Day Matching Game
With Saint Patrick’s Day coming upon us. I was trying to think of a way to incorporate a little game time fun into a craft my kids and their friends would enjoy. For as long as I can remember my kids have loved matching games. We have purchased countless games sporting all their favorite cartoon characters and numerous themes. Those games became my inspiration.
I knew if I could come up with my own easy to make version, my children would jump at the chance to play. This would be the perfect opportunity to have some one on one time with my older boys and at the same time it would let my creative juices flow. This is a win-win situation in my household. After brainstorming a bit I came up with this easy to make Luck Of The Irish Game.
Plastic gold coins
1-2 sheets of white paper
Container or Zip top Bag
Glue dots (I used 1/2 in.)
Trace circles using 1 gold coin on the white paper
Make sure you have the same number of circles traced as gold coins you are using
Draw a clover inside the circles
Color 2 clovers the same color making a matching pair. Continue to do this with all the remaining circle/clovers.
Be creative if you have older children. You can make patterns on the clovers to make matching more of a challenge
Cut out the circles
Place a single glue dot on the gold coin
Take a circle with the clover and place it on the gold coin. Repeat until all covered
Decorate your container or Zip Top bag with the themed stickers of your choice (optional) to hold your game pieces
Now you are ready to play the game.
Place all the gold coins with the clovers face down
Take turns flipping 2 game pieces over to find a match. If a match is found go again. If no match is found the next player takes their turn
when all the clovers have been matched, the player with the most pairs wins
Enjoy and may the luck of the Irish be with you!
More from The OC Mom Blog....