St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt

The Ultimate St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt!

Holidays are the perfect time to bring the family together for some memories and some fun! Today’s post provides you with everything you need to pull off a fun and memorable St. Patrick’s Day activity as a couple or for the whole family!

St.Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt

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This St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt is unique! Not only are there 8 different clues that will lead you through your home, but there are challenging tasks the family needs to complete before moving on to their next clue! It is the ultimate St. Patrick’s Day challenge!

St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt Clue Printables

Here is How it Works:

St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt Colorful Clue Bags

Start by printing out these fun clue bags for your hunt! Our talented designer, Crystal Nale from the site A Well Feathered Nest, {check out her awesome site!} created these colorful designs that you can print right onto a paper bag! I printed mine onto White Paper Bags that I bought on Amazon.

St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt Bags with Clue

Attach the clue cards on the bottom of each bag to lead your hunters to the next clue.

St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt Clue Bag with Game

Fill each bag with one of the various task activities! These are the challenges the family will have to complete before reading their next clue!

St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt Game: Don't Eat Pete

The challenges include:

  • Lucky Dice Roll
  • Unmix the Tricks
  • Gold Coin Search
  • Lephrechaun Notes
  • Your Leprechaun Name
  • Green Item Hunt
  • Don’t Eat Pete {the leprechaun} Game

What is Your Lephrecaun Name activity for a St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt

 

Finally, place all the clue bags in the various locations around the home indicated by the clues! Besides the first clue that explains the game it doesn’t matter which order you go in. We tried to keep the clues generic to fit any home!

Set up a clue bag in the following locations of your home:

  • The Fridge
  • Laundry Room
  • Front Door
  • Mailbox
  • Bath Tub
  • Bed
  • Bathroom Sink
  • TV

St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt Final Clue Pot of Gold

Place this sign at the final location of the last clue. I think it would be fun to have a fun St. Patricks Day treat at the end for the family to enjoy! Anything green and delicious will do! We have a 25+ St. Patrick’s Day Treat ideas on our site! I love idea #10 for this scavenger hunt!

HOW TO PLAY

When it is time to play, gather your spouse and/or family and present them with the first clue which explains:

Leprechauns have been tiptoeing around, 

Leaving Shamrocks on the ground. 

Following rainbows will not do, 

You must find the clovers and find the clues. 

To get your clue that leads to your pot of gold, 

You must complete the tasks as they unfold.

The clue then sends them to their first location where they race to find the “Lucky You” Clue bags!

St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt Clue Bags

Once they have found their location and their clue bag – have them open the bag to reveal the challenge that they must complete before reading their next clue! Each challenge includes an explanation card and some sort of printable to go with the game.

St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt Game Inside

After successfully completing the challenge – your scavenger hunters can now peak on the bottom of the paper bag to read their next clue!

St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt Clue Placement

These clues AND challenges make for a fun St. Patrick’s Day, filled with memories!

And before you start setting up your hunt – make sure to go see what other creative printables Crystal Nale has! You can find her at her site A Well Feathered Nest. With her help – you might even be able to create your own!

 

About the Author: Sarina

I am a Spanish-speaking, theater-teaching, ballroom dancer with a conviction of the importance of dating my love! I met my Prince Charming when I was 15 years old and 12 years later we created our own happily ever after. I am thrilled to be a Diva!

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      1. Hello Lauren!
        To print everything out just scroll to the bottom of the post to the part that says “To get these fun printables to start YOUR own St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt click the link below” and then click the link below that says: “St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt Printables” From there you can print all of Crystal’s beautiful printables!

  1. This is such a cute St. Patty’s scavenger hunt. I love that there are tasks involved too. Would love to include it in a game round-up with link back to this post.

    1. To print everything out just scroll to the bottom of the post to the part that says “To get these fun printables to start YOUR own St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt click the link below” and then click the link below that says: “St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt Printables” From there you can print all of Crystal’s beautiful printables!

  2. I love love love this idea!! i am totally doing this on St. Patty’s day w/ my entire family! i was just looking at the leprechaun names and in both spots is says the first letter of your name instead i think the bottom one should be the month you were born i’m guessing! is that right? thanks for all the great ideas! keep them coming!!

    1. Thank you so much for letting me know! You are completely right, and we are working with the designer to get that changed right away! Enjoy the hunt!

  3. What a fantastic idea! Thanks for sharing… Just as an FYI, the link to “A Well Feathered Nest” seems to only bring us back to this same Dating Divas post. I can’t wait to also check out all of Crystal’s other stuff, too. 🙂

  4. You saved me, and you saved me with style. Every year I make a print out a new sort of treasure hunt to do with my son and here it is the night before St. Patrick’s Day and I realized I completely forgot. I went searching and found this and can’t tell you how glad I am that I actually forgot. I absolutely love your idea of tasks to do with each clue. Not only does it make the fun last longer and add something new to it, but now we can all really work as a family and play the games together. Thank you so much!

    1. I am sorry that you are having difficulties. Because the file was so large we have the printables in 2 sections. If you click on “Bag Templates” you will get the bag portion and then you can click on the “Activity and Clue Cards” to get the rest. Are you clicking on the “Activity and Clue Cards” link?

  5. Used these ideas and incorporated some of my own!! My girls said this was the best scavenger hunt ever 🙂 I told my all my friends on Facebook and made sure I liked you there too!! Thanks so much!!

    1. Can you give me more insight into why you can’t download it? Do you need help finding the link to click? Is it not showing up when you click the download? All the links seem to be working on my end. I would love to help you get access to the printables!

    1. You may want to try in a different browser. It seems to be working on my end. Please let me know if you still can’t access it and I can send it to you via email.

  6. We just did this tonight as a family and it was a HUGE hit! My 4 year old almost started crying when we got to the treasure because he didn’t want it end. 🙁 I think scavenger hunts might be his new favorite thing. Thank you so much!!

  7. Hi, is there information in the challenge games for the st pattys day scavenger hunt? I am not familiar with the games but they look fun!

  8. Every year we do a different scavenger hunt for St. Patrick’s day. We’re doing yours this year. My kids LOVE these–and they are getting bigger -14,12,10 and 5 now. And they still love these! Thanks for all the effort and thought put into this. And for making it free! What a blessing!

    1. Hi Shanda! Oh no! We definitely do not want any typos in our posts or printables. We have an editing team review who review everything, but of course it is possible they might have missed something. Could you please let me know where you found the errors and we can look in to fixing it?

    1. What a darling St. Patrick’s Day event you put on! I love that you did rainbow colored bags! So colorful! Thank you for sharing and thank you for the shout out in your blog post!