A favorite game in my class around St. Patrick’s Day is “Find the Leprechaun.” Both my primary and intermediate students really have fun with this. It also works as a little drama exercise because students have to try to trick their classmates with facial expressions and body language. I tell them that I want to see how well they can “read faces.”
- Pick a simple St. Patrick’s Day song to sing. I use “Wait and See” from the Spotlight books.
- After students have learned the song, choose one student to move to the corner and cover their eyes.
- Give a tiny leprechaun to one student in the class, who will hide it on their persons.
- Once the class starts singing the song (or hears the intro being place on the CD), the student in the corner may walk around, looking at their classmates, trying to figure out who has the leprechaun.
- They have 3 guesses before their turn is over.
- Whoever has the leprechaun will then go cover their eyes in the corner.
- The guesser will pass out the leprechaun to another quiet student in the room and the game will start all over!