Free St Patrick’s Day Memory Game Printable

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St Patrick’s Day is nearly upon us, so we wanted to put together our new St Patrick’s Day memory game printable.

There are 12 different Irish-themed images to print out, and you can design the back however you want.

There are images of leprechauns, rainbows, the Irish flag, 4-leaf clover, a shamrock, and more.

This is a great game to add to your St Patrick’s Day activities this March.

st patrick's day memory game printable

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St Patrick’s Day matching game

Printable memory games are great for toddlers, preschoolers, and younger kids, but I must admit I love them too. They are such a simple game, and the first ever game my son won.

Kids’ memories are actually better than ours and the excitement they get when they beat you is adorable.

This free printable Saint Patrick’s Day-inspired matching game is super easy to play. 

It also makes a great addition to any kid’s St Patrick’s Day parties. Or even in the classroom with the kids working in small groups!

Supplies needed

How to set up

Download the St Patrick’s Day free printable games below. There is 1 page included with 12 different images on and it will print out in portrait. Make sure to check the printer settings.

This free printable St Patrick’s game is free to print but is for personal or classroom use only. Scroll to the bottom of the page to get the pdf file.

You will need to print the page twice, so you can match the images.

st patricks matching game

We like to decorate the back of the images.

So cut the border around the edge so you are left with the 12 images.

Then grab your coloring pens (these are the ones we love and use all the time) and have fun.

If you are using copy paper though I recommend using crayons or coloring pencils so the pen doesn’t bleed through to the front.

st patricks matching game

When you have printed the 2 pages you will need to cut out all of the different images.

I prefer to use a paper cutter as it’s easier, quicker, and more accurate, but scissors will work too.

st patricks day memory printable game

Now you will have two sets of 12, so 24 Irish-themed images.

How to play St Patrick’s Day memory game

Shuffle the 24 cards and lay them on the table face down in rows to make it easier. Or just randomly on the table for older kids.

If you are placing them in rows I find 6 rows with 4 images each works best.

free st patricks day memory game printable

Playing the matching pairs game is simple.

Take it, in turn, to turn over only 2 images.

If it is a match you can either remove them from the game and place them in front of you or leave them turned over face up.

If the two images do not match, just return them face down in the same space.

Continue playing until all of the cards have been paired.

The winner is the person who creates the most matches. Celebrate their winning with a St Patrick’s Day sticker.

We also love this I never forget a face memory game with 24 pairs to match.

memory game printables


Other St Patrick’s Day activities for preschoolers

  1. Introduce the excitement of a classic game with a festive twist: St Patrick’s Day bingo free printable, perfect for group engagement in the preschool setting.
  2. Enhance letter recognition and early literacy skills with St Patrick’s Day alphabet worksheets, tailored for young learners.
  3. Encourage a love for reading with a selection of the best St Patrick’s Day books for kids, to explore the lore and fun of this cultural celebration.
  4. Stimulate vocabulary and word recognition with a St Patrick’s Day word search printable.
  5. Embark on an adventure with a St Patrick’s Day scavenger hunt, crafted to spark curiosity and exploration among preschool children.
  6. Foster creativity and cherish memories with St Patrick’s Day handprint art activities, a perfect way for little ones to express their artistic side while celebrating the holiday.

Tips for downloading the free files

Below you will see a large sign-up box where you need to add your name and email address, and press I NEED THIS NOW!

Within minutes you will be sent the free PDF directly to your email address, so you can print it out and start using it immediately.

Sometimes emails get a little wonky, so if you can’t see it, please check your spam folder where I am sure it is hiding.

Download St Patrick’s Day memory game printable

Make sure you choose the correct paper size and click on the shrink to fit button. All of our free printables for kids work better when printed on cardstock (this is the one we use and love.)

Last Updated on 28 May 2024 by Clare Brown

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