All Saints Day Party Games (Fun DIY Ideas For Your Kids!)

I have a lot of resources for planning All Saints Day Parties for Catholic kids, but today I want to specifically share some Saint game ideas with you! If you’re having a party this year, here are some DIY Saint themed game ideas to make your party extra fun and also help kids learn a thing or 2 about the Saints!

The basic idea behind designing games for an All Saints’ Day party is to think of normal party games and twist them a bit to make them Saint themed. There is no reason to be re-inventing the wheel here! If your party is smaller (like just includes your family or perhaps a few more families at your house) the games can be scaled down, and if you are having a large party at a church you can scale the games up! They are fairly easy to modify.

I like to share a lot of ideas not to overwhelm you or make you feel like you should be doing everything, but to help you utilize resources you may already have in your home or do things that appeal to you!

Whatever you do, just make sure that your game includes a sign that labels what your game is… that way everyone will understand how it relates to the Saint! Also, games are always more fun with some little prizes. 😉

Use Saint Printables To Create Games

You can easily adapt board games and other games into Saint themed games, and there are a lot of printables available online for this as well, so let this awesome Catholic internet mamas do the leg work for you! Check out all of these ideas for using Happy Saints images for All Saints’ Day games!

Here are some printable games you can adapt using Saint images:

Printable Saint Word Games:

All Saints’ Day Ring Toss: “Canonize The Saint”

This is a basic ring toss game where you ‘canonize’ the Saint by tossing a halo over them. In my version below we used small saint statues and those glow bracelets or glow necklaces (which are available everywhere around Halloween, even dollar stores). Be sure to attach your statues to the floor or a piece of poster board to keep them from tipping over. You could also use pictures of the saints taped to 2 liter bottles.

Another variation of this is “Crown Mary“. At Blair’s Blessings, they used their light up Mary from their nativity set and some embroidery hoops. You could also use your Mary statue from your garden!

I have also made a version dressing up American Girl dolls as Saints and using the glow necklaces. Kids love this game!

Patron Saint Themed Tossing Games

So the basic idea behind this is you have have a Saint and their symbol (such as St. Patrick and a shamrock) and you make it a “tossing” game (kinda like corn hole). So at a big party of some kind, you can create a larger image of a Saint with a hole in a board (see picture below), or use a Saint statue with a hoola hoop in front on the floor as a place to toss to. At a smaller home party you can just attach a holy card of that Saint to the front of a basket and provide the things being tossed. Either way, don’t forget to try it out, choose a reasonable distance to stand from, and make a line to stay behind on the floor!

Pin The Something On The Saint

This is going to work just like pin the tail on the donkey, but again, you’re going to twist it to be Saint themed. So check the list above for Saint plus symbol ideas and pin the symbol on the Saint. The example below comes from Under Her Starry Mantle– Pin the Shamrock on St. Patrick!

Saint Anthony Lost And Found Games

Saint Anthony being the patron Saint of lost objects makes him a great candidate for All Saints Day games! So he gets his own whole category lol. Here are some ideas.
  • Provide I Spy books and look for the lost objects like St. Anthony. Catholic Inspired actually has a printable version of Catholic I Spy. So cute!!!
  • Make a St. Anthony’s lost and found game– this version from Catholic Inspired
  • Make a “guess the object” game where the kids stick their hands through a hole in a box and try to guess what objects they’re feeling inside.
  • Have a memory game where you provide objects on a tray, the kids get to look a them for 30 seconds, then they’re covered back up. The person who is able to list the most objects they remember from the tray wins!
  • Play the ducks in a pond game- you are trying to find the lost duck!
  • Pick a pop game where you are “searching” for the lollipop with the mark on the end
  • Have a scavenger hunt for St. Anthony! This is an especially great idea for older kids!

St. Cecilia’s Musical Chairs

You can play this like regular musical chairs using the song “When the Saints go Marching In”. You can also label the chairs with different saints (having enough chairs for everyone) and then draw a holy card to see who is “out”. (Picture below from 6 Hands 2 Hold). You can use this same concept for a Saint Cake Walk.

Saint Guessing Jars

Catholic Inspired has several versions you can print here, and I have a set here as well! So many choices, and this is a fun and easy game to put together for All Saints’ day parties of any size!

More Patron Saint Game Ideas

  • St. Felix and the spider: try this spider web game made with tape on the floor! I would definitely use painter’s tape and NOT duct tape so it will come off easily.
  • Fishing game for St. Peter: You know that awesome game that you always win as a kid? Catholic Inspired has directions and free printables for making your own version here! There is also a version here that is a bit bigger and looks easy to put together with a Science display board.
  • Patron Saint matching game– I love love love this game idea from Catholic Playground to match patron Saints with their symbols! A little more work to put together but it could be used year after year. She provides excellent directions for putting this together!
  • St. Basil’s Cake walk: What carnival is complete without a cake walk? You could also make the place mats for the cake walk jewel shaped, OR even use cheap jewel necklaces as the prize rather than an actual cake. Or just little cupcakes with plastic rings on top. Read his story to make since of this lol.
  • St. Patrick’s relay race: Get the snakes out of Ireland! Use a rubber snake toy for this one.
  • St. Kateri’s arrow shoot: Catholic Inspired also has directions for this game.
  • I also love Catholic Inspired’s idea to play Simon Peter says!
  • Get a dragon pinata! Everyone loves candy in October and you can be St. George “battling” the dragon!
  • St. Zita’s sweeping race- Provide 2 children with brooms and pumpkins. First one to sweep their pumpkin to the finish line wins!

If you are looking for cute kid friendly Saint images to put on your games, check out my ABC Saints– lots of good ones in there!

Hope y’all found some fun game ideas for your All Saints’ Day parties! I know I have 🙂 If you have another idea or a link to something else awesome, please leave it in the comments! I am happy to keep updating with new ideas. God bless!

Comments

  1. We always have a party on All Saints! We also play 'Saint' Freeze tag…you have to crouch down and say the name of a Saint, before being tagged…no repeating names by the same person! We also have a 'mini parade' singing "When the Saints'. We also do Saint Charades, in teams. Happy Feast to you all! Mary L.

  2. Hermit Mama says

    What great ideas! I wish I had found your blog last year when I was teaching CCD.

  3. I hope you can respond to this soon. We had our All Saints Party last week and it was so overwhelming. Some games were set up for the children, there were pumpkin carving and pumpkin dessert contests, but it was so loud and in disarray. It started at 7pm and lasted until 9:30. The first hour and a half the children just played the games, ran around and ate. It was held inside an auditorium. Then they had a short procession and gave out some candy. Then announced the winners and I couldn't even hear the person talking.

    Can you post something that goes into specific detail on how you conduct your party? I know there is a better way to do this and I feel called to change it. We preach and show order in our homes and school life and then these parties are a mess. Please help! Thank you in advance!

  4. We do an All Saint's Day Party every year for primary children and these are our activities…
    *Pin the Halo on the Saint (just like Pin the Tail on the Donkey)
    *Sin No More: We write sins (such as stealing, lying, etc) on plastic bowling pins and then the kids have to knock out the sins.
    *Angel Food Cupcake Walk: We have pictures of 12 saints and children pick as saint to stand beside. Then we pick a saint name out of a hat and whoever is by that picture wins a cupcake. We've also done it with music, kind of like musical chairs where the kids walk around the pictures and stop at a saint when the music stops.
    *Heavenly Chairs (Musical Chairs)
    *Fishing to Be a Saint: We decorate an area with blue plastic table clothes with white clouds taped on and they 'fish' in heaven and receive little prizes such as rosaries, holy cards, medals, saint cards, etc.
    *Saint in the Making: We take a photo of each child standing in front of a 'heavenly' background and then for a craft, the kids decorate picture frames for their photo.
    *We also have a video playing about a saint as well as a colouring sheet with many different saints on it.
    We let the students go to which ever station they want and we usually give them glow stick bracelets as their 'halos.' We've also had them dress up as their favourite saint and wear nametags of which saint they are so everyone knows. Lots of fun :o)

  5. Hello Everyone, We just went to an all Saints Day Party and some of my family does not think it was very fun because their were so many people and not enough time to talk to them all. My mom wants to start our own party and invite only our close friends. If we were to do this we would need to do a lot of arrangements. Can you think of any things in particular that we should try to have done there? Also do you have certain food or game ideas that wouldn’t be to hard to put together? I think we should try to not do too many complicated things because I think we’ll be busy enough with other arrangements. Thank you very much. -Michelle

  6. What a great way to teach the kids about saints. However, I must comment on the saint ring toss. I don’t think it is appropriate to toss rings at saints.

  7. Hi. Where can I buy the sticks for the cupcakes? I am making a All Saint Party in Denmark. I think you’re Blok Is amazing. God Bless you and you’re fmaily. I hope you respond!

    Love
    Mlena

  8. We had “St. Anthony’s Treasure Hunt” for our 1st-grade class. I used your Alphabet Saints and printed out T. H. E. C. L. O. S. E. T (Therese and Elizabeth had to do double duty). Each of the “clue saints” had a scroll with a clue to finding the next saint, like “Therese says, you’ve found the first station! Find the next clue where you can see God’s Creation” (one of the windows). The class had to stay together, and the clues had to be found in order. Once all the clue saints were collected and put on the central table, the last clue was “These letters will tell you the hiding place. There are two words, don’t forget the space. This clue will to the treasure lead – How many coats does St. Anthony need?” That age doesn’t do anagrams, so we helped them with that, and they put it together: “coats = closet!”

    In the closet was a pirate chest with “medieval” medallions: 3-inch circles covered in silver foil, with a small mirror and the words, “You are God’s Treasure” on one side, and stick-on jewels in the shape of a cross on the other.

    The remaining alphabet saints, and one of the clues, were put on our prayer table. The greatest interest is in Sebastian (“why is he full of arrows?”) and in Denis (“why is he carrying his head?”

    Your alphabet saints are the best. I have so many uses out of them!

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