That sneaky little guy…. the leprechaun left behind fun treasure hunt for St. Patty’s Day. Download and print a St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt printable with 20 rhyming riddles for your child today!
St. Patrick’s Day is around the corner and it’s time to celebrate all things rainbow and lucky with a colorful St. Patrick’s Scavenger Hunt. Planning a fun for this Irish holiday can be a bit tricky, but with this St. Patrick’s Day leprechaun activity your kids will be over the rainbow looking for clues.
St. Patrick’s Day Traditions
St. Patrick’s Day is the day when we celebrate all things Irish, including a little bit of luck and magic. It’s a great time to spend with family or friends, eat delicious food, wear green clothes, and enjoy different Irish traditions!
There are plenty of ways to get in on the fun too – you can make your own lucky charms for good luck throughout the year, make your own DIY leprechaun trap or learn about traditional Irish music instruments and dancing.
And if you’re looking for something else besides drinking green beer (or any other green drinks), there are tons more Saint Patrick’s Day traditions and celebrations to fit every type of personality and family. No matter what kind of fun you’re looking for, there’s a good chance that you can find it on March 17th!
But if you’re looking for a way to add a bit of extra fun and excitement to your day, why not try this fun idea – a scavenger hunt? This St. Patty’s Day Scavenger Hunt is perfect for all ages and will have everyone racing around looking for clues to the leprechaun’s hiding spot.
St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt
That sneaky little leprechaun escaped the the Leprechaun Trap. However he left behind a fun St. Patricks’ Day activity. This printable is perfect for a St. Patrick’s Day party or family activity. Just download, print, and cut out the clues. Hide them around the house for a fun challenge and discover (perhaps) a Leprechaun’s pot of gold.
What You’ll Need:
- Clues (download below)
- A St. Patrick’s Day treat for participants (like Gold Chocolate Coins)
Leprechaun Scavenger Hunt Clues
In order to make this St. Patty’s Day Scavenger Hunt really fun, we added some rhyming clues that your child can solve as they race around the house in this at home treasure hunt. If you have toddlers or younger kids, pair them with older children to help solve the St. Patrick’s’ Day Scavenger Hunt riddles and clue cards.
A few examples of rhyming clues include…
I think I hear something jiggling like gold. Run to the place where you keep the food cold. (Refrigerator.)
You’re doing a great job on this treasure hunt, continue the fun when you look out front. (Lawn or front porch.)
Irish kisses and shamrock pinches, search in the place where you keep your riches. (Piggy bank or wallet.)
… now to grab your fun St. Patrick’s Day printable.
Treasure Hunt Printable
To get started, download and print the clues on white cardstock. There are twenty different clues for you to choose from, making it easy to set up a custom scavenger hunt that works for your home.
Download your St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt PDF here.
There’s also a clues & answers page just in case you get stumped on one of the clues. It also makes setting up the St. Patty’s day activity quick and easy to set up.
Once printed, cut out the clues and hide them around the house so they match the list given. The idea behind the scavenger hunt is that a leprechaun has hidden treasure that your kids need to find.
You’ll want to put together a themed prize for the final clue location. This could be anything from a pot of gold coins to a special treat like some yummy candy or an Irish-themed toy.
Once everything is ready, gather the kids and explain the rules. Save the first card. Then, it’s time to get busy hunting!
The best part about this scavenger hunt is that it can be tailored to any age group, even adults! Just make sure to adjust the treats and small prizes at the end of the rainbow accordingly. Mini bottles of alcohol, chocolates, a rainbow charcuterie board and green beer would be a great adult prize for a St. Patrick’s Day treasure hunt!
Now that you’re all ready to go, download the clues and get started on this festive and fun family activity. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
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