My awesome friend is throwing a St. Patrick's Day party for our wee little ones today and I'm helping out with a game.
This one should be fun, easy, and get plenty of wiggles out of our little Leprechauns!
I found one of those Toss-Across Tic-Tac-Toe games at my local thrift store for a buck 50 a couple months ago. I remember I used to love this game as a kid! You toss a bean bag and the squares flip when you hit them and you try to get 3 X's or 3 O's in a row to win.
Our game is similar, but with a simpler & more energetic twist for our kiddies.
First, I used markers to draw shapes conducive to St. Patty's Day on card stock: Shamrocks & Rainbows. I wrote numbers 1-9 on each set and then used double-stick tape to put them on the game squares, covering up the X's and O's.
Each child will get a chance to toss a bean bag and see what comes up.
If a SHAMROCK is turned over, then all the kids will touch their toes--like they're picking a clover.
If a RAINBOW is turned over, then all the kids will put their hands up and jump--like they're reaching for a rainbow!
And the NUMBER tells them how many times they do each one.
If you want to do something similar but don't own a Toss-across game, you could draw the same cards as shown above and just put them in a hat or bowl. Have the kids sit in a circle and take turns picking a card!
HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!