St Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt

This Saint Patrick’s day treasure hunt is a fun activity for kids. We offer free printable Saint Patrick’s day scavenger hunt clues that are suitable for every home to make a treasure hunt in no time at all. 

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Saint Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt Ideas

Here are some fun ideas for your St Patrick’s day treasure hunt:

  • Tell the participants that a sneaky little leprechaun has left clues that they need to follow to find the treasure.
  • Create a leprechaun’s pot of gold by filling a pot or jar with chocolate coins.
  • Put the treasure in a treasure box if you have one.
  • For older kids, you can translate the clues into another language if they are studying another language.

Saint Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt Clues

We offer two sets of clues. One set is for use outdoors and one set is for use indoors. You can have a fun treasure hunt indoors or outdoors or you can combine the clues and riddles and make the kids go indoors and outdoors. If you want the activity to last longer then make the next clue as far as possible from the previous clue.



Blank Clue Cards

The PDF document is typeable (i.e. you can type the clues on the PDF clue cards).

How to Make a Scavenger Hunt for St Patrick’s Day 

  1. Decide if you are going to have the treasure hunt indoors or outdoors or both indoors and outdoors.
  2. Download the printable clue cards. Each card is available as an image or a PDF file.
  3. Print the clues for indoor and/or outdoors on paper or card stock. There is a color version and a black and white version for each. The black and white version is useful if you don’t have a color printer or want to save ink.
  4. Cut out each clue.
  5. Hide the clues in the relevant places. We have made an effort to use scavenger hunt clues that will be applicable to everyone. In the unlikely event you cannot use any of the different clues then either skip that clue or create a new clue using the blank clue cards. 
  6. You can mix the order of the cards besides the first card and last card. The first card starts your little scavenger hunt and the last card with the last clue is the end of the hunt.
  7. At the end of the treasure hunt, you might want to hide small prizes for all participants (such as chocolate gold coins) and a bigger prize for the person who found the treasure or small prizes for everyone. For younger kids it is best to give everyone the same prize even if they didn’t find the treasure.
  8. When you are ready to start the activity, give the participants the first clue.

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