These funny St. Patrick's Day puns, leprechaun jokes, riddles, and one-liners will ensure your kid is the the life of the Paddy this March 17.

By Nicole Harris
March 12, 2021

St. Patrick's Day 2021 will be socially distanced—but not even COVID-19 can keep kids from laughing at a perfectly punny St. Paddy's joke. Channel "the luck of the Irish" from the comfort of your home with some St. Patrick's Day crafts, a new Irish recipe, and a few of these hilarious kid-friendly jokes and puns. Sure, some of the punchlines are a little cringe-worthy, but told right, the whole family will be "Dublin" over with laughter.

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Funny St. Patrick's Day Jokes

  • What kind of bow can't be tied? A rainbow!
  • Why do people wear shamrocks on St. Patrick's Day? Real rocks are too heavy.
  • What do you say if you lose a game on St. Patrick's Day? Game clover.
  • Why shouldn't you iron a four-leaf clover? You don't want to press your luck!
  • What's the best way to pay for soft drinks on St. Patrick's Day? With soda bread!
  • Where are you guaranteed to find gold on St. Patrick's Day? In the dictionary!
  • Why did St. Patrick drive the snakes out of Ireland? It was too expensive to fly and too long to walk. 
  • What type of sandwiches should they serve on St. Patrick's Day? Paddy melts!
  • How do you know when a shamrock is jealous? It will be green with envy!

Leprechaun Jokes

  • What kind of spells do leprechauns use? Lucky Charms!
  • Why did the leprechaun climb over the rainbow? To get to the other side!
  • Why are leprechauns so good at gardening? They have green thumbs!
  • What type of music do leprechauns enjoy? Sham-rock and roll!
  • Why can't you borrow a leprechaun's money? They're always a little too short.
  • Why did the leprechaun cross the road? To get to the end of the rainbow. 
  • When does a leprechaun cross the road? When it's green!
  • Where is a leprechaun's favorite place to sit? On his Paddy-O.
  • How old are leprechauns? So old they remember when rainbows were black and white!
  • What do you call a leprechaun who gets into trouble? A lepre-con!
  • Who catches the lepre-cons? An under-clover cop!
  • Why do leprechauns hate running? They would rather jig than jog!

Irish St. Patrick's Jokes

  • What do you call a fake Irish stone? A sham-rock!
  • How do you know an Irish person is having fun? They're Dublin over with laughter!
  • What do you call an Irish spider? Paddy-long-legs.
  • Why do the Irish reduce, reuse, and recycle? They believe in green living.
  • When is a potato from Ireland not an Irish potato? When it's a French fry!
  • What do you call the Irish jig at McDonald's? Shamrock Shake!

Knock-Knock Jokes for St. Patrick's Day

  • Knock, knock. Who's there? Warren. Warren who? Warren a green outfit on St. Patrick's Day?
  • Knock, knock. Who's there? Irish. Irish who? Irish you a happy St. Patrick's Day!
  • Knock, knock. Who's there? Potto. Potto who? Potto gold.
  • Knock, knock. Who's there? Erin. Erin who? Erin so fast, but I couldn't catch the leprechaun! 
  • Knock, knock. Who's there? Irish. Irish who? Irish I'd find a lucky four-leaf clover!

St. Patrick's Day Puns

  • Irish you were here.
  • I'm ready to sham-rock and roll.
  • Irish you a happy St. Patrick's Day!
  • I'm a clover, not a fighter.
  • The leprechauns made me do it!
  • That's a bunch of blarney!
  • You're the cutest clover in the patch.
  • It isn't over 'till it's clover.
  • You're the life of the Paddy!
  • A best friend is like a four-leaf clover—hard to find and lucky to have.