Free Printable St. Patrick’s Day Bingo. Plus an optional twist on how to play “Lucky Bingo”.
40 cards…enough for an entire class or changing cards.
I love playing Bingo! The excitement of waiting on the next marker to be drawn. Having four in a row and hoping that they call the one thing you need to get bingo. With St. Patrick’s Day coming up, I decided to whip up “Lucky Bingo,” free printable St. Patrick’s Day Bingo.
40 cards are included in the bundle. Enough for an entire classroom. Or enough to switch up the cards if a kid is getting grumpy and wants to change.
You can play it like regular bingo.
I numbered the cards and included markers (for drawing) for each of the numbers. Then:
• If you have a small number of players, simply mix the numbers (only include numbers for the cards actually in play) in with the general game pieces. When ever you draw a number, the person with the corresponding board gets to pick any symbol they want to be covered for everyone (for example, draw number 7, the person with board number 7 can pick for everyone to cover up the cupcake symbol).
• If you have a large number of players, place all the numbers in a different bowl. Every once in a while, do a “lucky” draw out of the bowl the numbers. Whatever the number drawn, the person with the corresponding board gets to pick any symbol they want to be covered for everyone (for example, draw number 7, the person with board number 7 can pick for everyone to cover up the cupcake symbol).
P.S. You might be interested to know I have a fabulous printable St. Patrick’s Day Binder on sale in my shop. It’s over 130 pages of planners, games, decor, and more.
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History of St. Patrick’s Day
As a history major, I love knowing about the history of holidays. Even when that holiday has turned into a secular celebration that is focused on green beer!
St. Patrick’s Day is (obviously) a celebration of the saint named Patrick. March 17th is the anniversary of his death, which is believed to have taken place in 461 A.D. St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland and is credited with bringing Christianity to the Irish.
St. Patrick was born in Roman Britain in the late 4th century. He was kidnapped at the age of 16 and traveled to Ireland as a slave. He escaped. However, he returned in 432 A.D. with the purpose of converting the Irish to Christianity.
St. Patrick’s Day was celebrated in Ireland since the 9th or 10th century. Lenten prohibitions (such as against eating meat) were dispensed with for the day. The Church officially started celebrating the holiday in 1631.
However, it was emigrants to the United States that turned it into a largely secular holiday. In 1601, in St. Augustine, FL, a St. Patrick’s Day parade took place. This was followed by Boston in 1737 and New York in 1762.
As the centuries have passed, the holiday has expanded to include a river dyed green, everyone wearing green, corned beef & cabbage, and green beer. And it now includes a free printable St. Patrick’s Day treasure hunt!
St. Patrick’s Day Bingo
That’s a preview of what the first card looks like.
• Print options: regular paper works, but you can also use card stock for sturdier cards.
• The file is in pdf below. It includes 40 cards, a page of markers, and a page of instructions and numbers for playing “Lucky Bingo.”
I hope you enjoy this free printable St. Patrick’s Day bingo.
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