6 St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt Ideas

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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!

St. Patrick's Day does not get enough love in my book! This www.TheDatingDivas.com St. Patrick's Day scavenger hunt is changing that up in our house! #StPatricksDayScavengerHunt #LeprechaunScavengerHunt

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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!

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St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt Bag Printables

Printables Designed By Crystal @ A Well Feathered Nest Exclusively For The Dating Divas
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St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt Activity & Clue Cards

Printables Designed By Crystal @ A Well Feathered Nest Exclusively For The Dating Divas

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  1. I love this whole post! I printed everything. Just a quick question do you present this as a hunt that the parents set up or the Leprechaun? My kids are on the boarder of believing still in magical visitors thinking it would be better if I say I created it.

    1. You could do either way! I personally just present this as a family fun activity that mom put together, but the leprechaun idea could be very fun!

  2. The first link appears to be broken. I can’t get the “Lucky You, You Found a Clue” link to open/download. Anyone have this they might be able to send to me? Such a cute idea!

  3. You have done a wonderful job on the hunt. We are using it for our Condo St. Patty Party. I was wondering if there is an updated version of the hunt as there is a mistake in the word scramble. Four leaf clover is missing the e and i can’t figure out the first one. I know my blond is showing. Thank you for the great idea’s.

    1. We hope you enjoy this so much! The PDF has been adjusted to include the “E” – thank you for catching that!
      For your question about the activity, are you asking about the coins? The idea is to cut out the coins (we suggest a large whole punch!) and hide them in the room. Race to find them all (there are 22 total).
      If you have any other questions – let me know! Happy to help!

  4. I love this idea and definetly doing it this year. However I don’t know what to do with the last activity card (“your love must be told”) and the “just a note” cards. Can you help explain what to do for this part? Thank you

    1. Good question! For this activity, the family takes time to write a not of appreciation to someone to care about. Enjoy!

  5. 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!!

  6. 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!!!

    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. I am so glad! Did you see we have similar ones for lots of other holidays too? They are seriously so much fun – and free!

  7. WOW! is all I can say! My kids are going to LOVE this! Thank you for posting such an awesome activity! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!

    1. I hope you loved it! Did you see that we have similar scavenger hunts for a lot of other holidays? The Halloween one is my personal favorite!

  8. We did this tonight and had so much fun! My 4 and 5-year-old had a blast! I will for sure be checking back for the others!

  9. We did this tonight and had so much fun! Thanks so much for sharing! I will for sure be checking back for the others!

    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!

    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?

  10. 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!

  11. 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!

    1. There are activity cards included in the printable pack that explain each challenge! Good luck and enjoy!

  12. 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!!

    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.

    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!

  13. Thank you so much for sharing this. We did the hunt with the kids and they LOVED it!!!! So much fun 😉

  14. 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!!

  15. I’m a little slow but are the just a notes for the game where you tell someone what you love about them?

  16. Sorry, never mind… I figured it out lol. Thanks for this btw! We’re about to have lots of fun w the kiddos w this! 🙂

  17. I can’t get the link to work for the other things, only the bag template. Am I doing something wrong? 🙁

    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?

  18. 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. Thank YOU for your kind words! I LOVE the tasks too! I hope you enjoy this with your family. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  19. 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. 🙂

  20. Love this idea so unique especially when expecting our first so no green beer for us! Can not wait to for him to play this great St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt

  21. I LOVE it-Such a fun idea- I love that you added the tasks! I am pressing print right. .. NOW! Can’t wait for St. Patty’s Day!!

  22. 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!

  23. Hi where do you find the free printouts ?? want to print out this hunt for my family but can’t find where to do it?

    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!

  24. 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.

  25. Love, Love this! Printing this off for my family! They will all have to so much fun playing along!!!

      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!