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!


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!

We also rounded up our favorite St. Patrick’s Day finds, so make sure to check those out!


About the Author: Sarina

I met my Prince Charming when I was 15 years old and 12 years later we created our own happily ever after. Together we enjoy traveling the world, and, of course, going on creative dates! I am a former theatre teacher who now stays at home with a handsome baby boy. I love dancing, photography & chocolate!

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89 Responses to St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt

    1. Great question Kayla! In each of the bags, you place an activity. The “Just a Note” printables so with the activity that mentions that says something like “your love must be told” In this activity you take time to write a note of gratitude or love to someone. Then, you can be a sneaky leprechaun later to hide it for them to find! I hope that clarifies things. Enjoy the hunt – it is one of my favorites!

  1. Thank you so much for your clever ideas! These are far better than any I have seen and I like that they have little activities, too! I’m looking forward to fun, squeals of laughter and lots of shenanigans this St Patrick’s Day!! We are using the note cards to write our Leprechaun Names on and we will tape them on our green shirts. We must use those names all day!!!

  2. thank you so much for saving my night. I was suppose to make a scavenger hunt for the kids i work with and then my son got sick and i completely forgot. you saved me a lot of time. thanks again! the clues and games are awesome!!