6 St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt Ideas

St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt This Year

Have you ever done a St. Patrick’s Day scavenger hunt? Holidays are the perfect time to bring the family together for some memories and some fun! Without a doubt, 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! Plus, this St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt is so 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. In short, it is the ultimate St. Patrick’s Day challenge! Check it out below!

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Scavenger hunts are a sure way to get the whole family happy and moving! So go have fun this St. Patrick’s Day with our St. Patrick’s Day scavenger hunt! Not only is it great for the family, but it can even be turned into a Leprechaun Hunt for the classroom. With St. Patrick’s Day riddles on each clue, your family members (or students) are going to love it!

St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt Clue Printables

Preparing the Scavenger Hunt

First, start by printing out these fun clue bags for your hunt! Our talented designer, Crystal Nale from the site A Well Feathered Nest, created these colorful designs that you can print right onto a paper bag! In our opinion, a rainbow of colors just HAS to be a part of St. Patrick’s Day! 😉

Colorful Clue Bags for a St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt.

If you don’t want to do that, then just print out the bag tags and glue or tape them to the cover of the bags!

Next up: the riddles! These St. Patrick’s Day riddles are so fun to read through, and exactly what you want in a scavenger hunt: clever and done for you! 😉

St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt Clues

Simply attach the clue cards to the bottom of each bag to lead your hunters to the next clue. You can use glue, or tape – just make sure they will stick so they don’t get lost!

Lucky 7 Dice Game for St. Patrick's Day

After the clues and covers are on, then fill each bag with one of the various task activities! (It doesn’t matter which activity goes in which bag. There’s no required order except for the last one – explained below.) These are the challenges the family will have to complete before reading their next clue! Not only are they fun, but they help your family work together and bond.

Don't Eat Pete is one of the scavenger hunt game ideas.

So, the challenges include:

  1. Lucky Dice Roll
  2. Unmix the Tricks
  3. Gold Coin Search
  4. Leprechaun Notes
  5. Your Leprechaun Name
  6. Green Item Hunt
  7. Don’t Eat Pete {the leprechaun} Game

Leprechaun Scavenger Hunt Game

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 and the final sign, it doesn’t matter which order you go in. To clarify, we tried to keep the clues generic to fit any home!

You can set up a clue bag in the following locations of your home:

  1. The Fridge
  2. Laundry Room
  3. Front Door
  4. Mailbox
  5. Bath Tub
  6. Bed
  7. Bathroom Sink
  8. TV

Treasure your family this St. Patrick's Day

Then, place this sign (pictured above) 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 everyone to enjoy, but anything green will do! We have a 25+ St. Patrick’s Day Treat ideas if you need any suggestions. Specifically, idea #10 would be perfect for this scavenger hunt!

How to Play the St. Patrick’s Day 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.”

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

Find all the green things with this green scavenger hunt.

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. (My girls LOVED the Green Hunt! Look at all of their loot! It’s one of my favorite St. Patrick’s Day scavenger hunt ideas in this set!)

Gold coins as part of your St. Patrick Day family activity.

After successfully completing the challenge, your scavenger hunters can now peak on the bottom of the paper bag to read their next clue! There are different activities that all members of your family can participate in. As long as there is someone to read the details, then you should be all set! It’s totally appropriate for all ages, too!

Send your family on a St. Patrick's Day scavenger hunt

Without question, these clues AND challenges make for a fun St. Patrick’s Day that is filled with memories!

We also rounded up our favorite St. Patrick’s Day finds if you’re looking for cute gift ideas! However, if you want a special date with just your sweetie, don’t forget to plan this St. Patrick’s Day Date in the Bag!

Happy hunting!

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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99 Responses to 6 St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt Ideas

      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!