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St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt For Kids – Free Printable

This St. Patrick’s Day scavenger hunt for kids printable is so much fun. Most of the items on the list that I feature can truly be found around the house which makes this a home run for parents. No stressed-out and upset kids!!

St. Patrick's Day scavenger hunt

Originating in Ireland as a cultural and religious feast day honoring St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, this holiday has evolved into a worldwide celebration of Irish culture. Filled with lively parades, traditional Irish music and dance, and a sea of green attire, St. Patrick’s Day offers a perfect opportunity for families to engage in fun and festive activities.

Among these activities, a scavenger hunt is a delightful way to capture the essence of this holiday spirit. A scavenger hunt, an adventurous game where participants seek to find a list of items or solve a series of clues, has long been a favorite for family gatherings and group activities. It sparks creativity, encourages problem-solving, and, most importantly, provides a lot of laughs and memories along the way.

This St. Patrick’s Day, we’re excited to enhance your celebration with our “Free St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt Printable for Kids.” This specially crafted printable is not just a game but a doorway to an enchanting world of exploration and imagination for children.

Tailored to capture the magic of St. Patrick’s Day, our scavenger hunt is designed to be easy to set up and delightful for kids of all ages. Whether you’re planning a family get-together or just looking for a fun way to spend the afternoon, our free printable scavenger hunt is the perfect solution for holiday fun. Get ready to embark on a whimsical journey through a world of leprechauns, pots of gold, and the rich heritage of St. Patrick’s Day!

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What is a Scavenger Hunt?

A scavenger hunt is an exhilarating and interactive game that has been a staple of family fun and kids’ activities for generations. At its core, a scavenger hunt is an adventure where participants are given a list of items to find or tasks to complete within a set time frame. It’s a treasure hunt of sorts, where the treasure is the joy of discovery and the thrill of solving puzzles.

The beauty of a scavenger hunt lies in its versatility and adaptability. It can be tailored to any theme, age group, or occasion, making it an ideal activity for families looking to inject some excitement into their routine. Whether it’s a sunny afternoon in the park, a rainy day indoors, or a special occasion like St. Patrick’s Day, scavenger hunts provide endless possibilities for fun.

St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt For Kids – Free Printable

Here is a little secret for some of the checkboxes like “Find a green animal”…. I print up a green animal picture and hide it! There’s really no reason to BUY anything for this St. Patrick’s Day game. You could do this entire St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt for FREE.

You could, of course, head to the Dollar Store and find a green teddy bear – something like that. But if you are in a bind, a printed photo will do just fine. Hey, that rhymed… I’m just on time. I’m out of my mind.

St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt

You need a little luck to find everything on this St. Patty’s Day game. But I bet you will get them all! Here’s the secret! The items found on the bottom of the sheet are the HARD TO FIND ITEMS. The ones that are extra special.

So, you can tell your children that the REAL scavenger hunt is the TOP LIST and the BONUS items are all on the bottom. That way, if you can’t find a rainbow or a penny… then no hard feelings. 🙂

But truth be told, a quick run to Target and I am sure that you will be able to get everything on this scavenger hunt list. Or like I mentioned above… a quick trip to your PRINTER.

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Special Shopping For The St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt

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If you want to make sure that you have everything you need, check out these online finds that will complete the hunt.

  1. Something Lucky
  2. Leprechaun
  3. A rainbow
  4. A green animal
  5. A gold coin
  6. A clover
  7. A Shamrock

Why Do We Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?

St. Patrick’s Day celebrates the Roman Catholic feast day of the patron saint of Ireland. St. Patrick died on March 17, 461. So, the holiday is marked on or around the day of his death.

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Ready To Download Your Copy Of The Kids Scavenger Hunt?

To download your copy, click here. I hope your children enjoy this St. Patrick’s Day activity as much as mine do. You can time them as they race around the house looking for all of these items on the list.

Or you can allow them to explore at their leisure. It’s really up to you and how you want to play it. I think the younger they are, the less of a timed event it should be.

My two older kids love to compete against one another. So, I usually just let them have at one another on their own. They don’t need me anymore to get involved.

I usually just hand them the hunt and then they are off to the races! LOL! What do you think of this list? Did I leave anything out? Would love to hear your thoughts!


Want To Have More Fun? Here Are 30 More Clues

Creating a St. Patrick’s Day scavenger hunt is a fantastic way to celebrate the holiday with kids. Here are 30 more clues that can be used for your scavenger hunt, each designed to bring excitement and a touch of the St. Patrick’s Day spirit:

  1. Clue: Find something green, as green as a shamrock in the spring.
  2. Clue: Look for a coin, a “gold” one would be quite lucky!
  3. Clue: Seek out a place where you might find a rainbow.
  4. Clue: Search for a clover, but four leaves are a special find.
  5. Clue: Find something that’s used for an Irish jig or dance.
  6. Clue: Locate a pot – maybe it’s hiding gold?
  7. Clue: Seek a place where leprechauns might hide their treasure.
  8. Clue: Look for something round and green, like a leprechaun’s hat.
  9. Clue: Find a treat that’s as gold as leprechaun’s gold.
  10. Clue: Spot something in the house that reminds you of Ireland.
  11. Clue: Search for a picture of a rainbow or a shamrock.
  12. Clue: Locate a green sock – leprechauns might need it!
  13. Clue: Find a book with a fairy tale or an Irish story.
  14. Clue: Look for a green crayon or marker.
  15. Clue: Seek out something in the kitchen that’s green.
  16. Clue: Find a musical instrument that could play an Irish tune.
  17. Clue: Locate a spoon – for a pot of gold soup, maybe?
  18. Clue: Search for a piece of clothing with green.
  19. Clue: Find something that you can make a wish upon.
  20. Clue: Seek out a photo of someone wearing green.
  21. Clue: Locate a flower or plant that’s green.
  22. Clue: Search for a toy that a leprechaun might play with.
  23. Clue: Find something that can be used to make a festive St. Patrick’s decoration.
  24. Clue: Locate a snack that leprechauns might enjoy.
  25. Clue: Seek a green vegetable – leprechauns eat healthily too!
  26. Clue: Find a map – perhaps it leads to a hidden treasure.
  27. Clue: Search for something with a Celtic design or symbol.
  28. Clue: Locate an item that could be part of a leprechaun’s costume.
  29. Clue: Seek out a green pen or pencil – for writing magical tales.
  30. Clue: Find something that sparkles like a pot of gold.

These clues can be adapted to fit the environment where the scavenger hunt will take place, whether it’s at home, in a classroom, or outdoors. Each clue leads to an object that captures the essence of St. Patrick’s Day, making the scavenger hunt a memorable and educational experience for kids.

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