Ressource Type: Matching Game
Theme: St. Patrick’s Day
Age-range: PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool, ESL
This St. Patrick’s Day Matching Game helps children practice memorizing English vocabulary connected with the celebrations of Saint Patrick. It can be used for improving the learners’ speaking skills and to review English vocabulary or simply practice these words.
This printable St. Patrick’s Day matching game is best suited for elementary school students, kindergartners and nursery school students at Beginner (A1-A2) level.
There are thirty-two cards in this game. It has the following match cards: leprechaun, pot of gold, four-leaf clover, shamrock, top hat, pipe, harp, beer, Saint Patrick’s Day, gold coins, boot, rainbow, balloons, horseshoe, castle, Irish flag, Ireland, music, lucky, Celtic cross, fiddle, green, snake, parade, flute, frog, cabbage, potatoe, beard, Saint Patrick, treasure chest, barrel.
How to play
- Divide the class into pairs.
- Explain and demonstrate that children should lay out two sets of vocabulary cards in random order face down on the desk.
- Child A turns over one of the cards and names what’s in the picture, eg harp! or says a sentence, eg I’ve got the harp! They then turn over another card and repeat the procedure. If the two cards are the same, Child A keeps them. If they are not the same, Child A puts them back face down exactly where they were.
- Child B then has the next turn. The child with most cards at the end of the game is the winner.