Are you looking for an incredibly fun holiday themed Sing or Dare game? Try out this St Patrick’s Day Singing Time Hidden Clovers game! It includes a variety of fun Irish jokes for kids, singing time actions themed for St Patrick’s Day, Interesting facts about Ireland, and some fun Leprechaun dares.
Of course, we’ve included a bunch of printable 3 and 4 leaf clovers with a variety of challenges and Primary songs on them or blank clovers to write in your own.
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St Patrick’s Day Hidden Clovers
Setup & Play St Patrick’s Day Hidden Clovers:
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Print out the clovers on the following page on cardstock. You can print the blank clovers or the filled in challenges. Cut out the clovers. You can leave a white margin to make it much easier to cut without cutting all the curves of the clover!
Write a mix of different activities on the back of each clover. They could include a song to sing, a silly Leprechaun dare, an Irish joke, an action to do while singing, win a prize (gold coin or a piece of candy), etc.
Hide the clovers around the Primary room and then send a child “hunting” for clovers. In a large primary, you might have 2-3 children help and then when they all return, you’ll just read through each of the clovers they found. If you get more than one song in their hunt, let the kids vote on their favorite!
St Patrick’s Day Hidden Clover Ideas:
Below, you’ll see a list of all the fun different ideas I’ve included within the printable. You can mix and match and use all the categories or just your favorites.
St Patrick’s Day Singing List:
- When I am Baptized
- I Love to See the Temple
- Search, Ponder and Pray
- My Heavenly Father Loves Me
- The Church of Jesus Christ
- I Feel My Savior’s Love
- I Am a Child of God
- Give Said the Little Stream
- All Things Bright and Beautiful
- I Often Go Walking
- On a Golden Springtime
- The Golden Plates
I have a massive list of 45 Primary Songs that are great for St Patrick’s day over here if you want to mix and match and add your own favorites from that list! Of course, you can also just stick with your Primary Program songs for the year. There’s quite a few from the Old Testament Primary Songs list that work for a St Patrick’s Day theme.
- Show off your best Irish Jig (dance)
- Pretend to play the bagpipes during the next song
- Wear a Leprechaun (hat, scarf, beard, etc) the rest of Singing Time
- Draw a Leprechaun on the whiteboard
Interesting Facts about the Irish:
- If your palm is itchy, it’s a sign that money is coming your way!
- The Irish will traditionally hide a coin, ring, or other small objects in their Halloween food.
- In Ireland, people will often say good morning to the Magpies (a type of bird) to prevent bad luck!
- Don’t forget to thank your bus driver, it’s a custom in Ireland!
Irish Jokes for Kids:
- What’s a leprechaun’s favorite cereal? Lucky Charms!
- What happens if you cross poison ivy with a four-leaf clover? A rash of good luck!
- What kind of bow can’t be tied? A rainbow!
- What kind of music do leprechauns love? Sham-rock.
Singing Time Actions:
- Do a jig while you sing! Hop with your toe pointed outward, then hop with you knee up, repeat.
- Skip around the room as you sing.
- Stomp on a keyword throughout the song.
- Snap (or clap) to the beat.
#1 – Match the Clovers: Write song titles on the 4 leaf clovers and a fun singing action on the 3 leaf clovers. Have the children find one of each and then combine the singing style or action with the song selected!
#2 – Sing the Clovers: Let them simply search for a clover. All the 3 and 4 leaf clovers list a song. Sing through the song found!
#3 – Hide and Seek Clovers: Have 1-3 children step out of the room, then hand out the clovers and have the children hide them! Not too difficult that they can’t be found. The children all sing while the helpers hunt for all the hidden clovers. Then repeat with new helpers to seek and new helpers to hide the clovers.
#4 – Team Clover: Split the room in half. Assign 4 leaf clovers to one side of the room and 3 leaf clovers to the other side of the room. Add a clover to the board after each time singing for whichever side sang with the most enthusiasm and participation! You can change up what you’re looking for each time such as most smiles, loudest singing, reverent singing, best whisper singing, etc.
Bonus Idea: Have your Primary help you make the challenges and actions to add into the mix! Then, shuffle all the clovers on the whiteboard or on a table, and let them pick one!
Continue below to grab the printable Hidden Clovers St Patrick’s Day game! Then, for another super cute holiday themed Sing or Dare, check out our Patriotic Stars & Stripes Game! You might even come up with some fun spin off ideas to include as additional dares for this game.
Printable St Patrick’s Day Singing Time Hidden Clovers Game
This is one MASSIVE printable that will let you use this St Patrick’s Day singing time idea in a variety of ways! It includes a one-page overview with all of the ideas and extension ways to play.
Then, you’ll find 4-pages of blank clovers – small clovers with 6 per page and medium sized clovers with 4 per page with both a colored and a white with outline option for those that need to save on ink and want to just use colored printer paper.
You’ll also find *7 PAGES* of printable clovers ready to go for a fun game! There’s a page for each of the following:
- Leprechaun Dares
- Facts about Ireland
- Irish Jokes for Kids
- St Patrick’s Day Singing Time Actions
And then 3 pages of St Patrick’s Day song ideas!
You can print out just the pages you want to include to create your own custom game or print the blank clovers and write in your own ideas.
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For a fun themed St Patrick’s Day singing time idea, head over to this What Comes Next St Patrick’s Day activity!
It’s perfect for tying in themed songs for the holiday and even for teaching some music theory with the patterns matching the first few notes and a fun idea to clap out the pattern!
What other fun challenges would you add to this St Patrick’s Day Hidden Clovers game?