Family St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Treasure Hunt for Kids with Free Printable Clues & Festive Sign

Green shamrock taped to a white paper

☘️Top O’ the Morning to ya’!!!☘️

As you can tell, I’m definitely getting in the spirit for St. Patricks’ Day which is right around the corner!!

When my kids were younger, "leprechauns" would pop by our house at nighttime to commemorate this festive holiday, but only caused "mischief" once because it was absolutely terrifying to one of my daughter (I guess I never put it together that little men breaking into your house in the middle of the night to destroy property might be a wee bit scary for a kid!)

So from then on out, we would leave the little fellas a note kindly requesting them to NOT come in our home and to leave a treat on the front porch..which they always happily obliged!

The go-to treat for St. Patrick's Day for the last 15 years or so has normally been a box of Lucky Charms cereal because that is not normally a standard food option in our house.

But since my kids are STILL stuck at home (it’s been 362 days since they’ve been to “school”, not that I’m counting or anything!) doing remote learning, I thought I would make it a bit more fun and add some more items to their St. Patty’s Day surprise!

So I created a treasure hunt, with a pot of goodies at the end!

Let me break down the easy process so you can do it too, if you've got a special someone who would enjoy it!

1. I first made printable clues that will lead them all over the house.

I printed it on white cardstock to make them a bit sturdier.

I’ve attached the PDF if you want a copy too!

Printable St Patricks Day Scavenger Hunt Clues

2. Next I made a sweet little sign to remind our kids just how much we love them and printed a copy of that too!

Printable Happy St Patricks Day Sign

3. Next I gathered some fun green treats for the kids.

If you need some ideas or inspiration here’s what I bought:

Box of Lucky Charms

Sour Cream and Onion Pringles


Limon Lay's Chips

Trident Gum

Andes Mints

Kiwi Strawberry Propel

Mike & Ikes

Jelly Belly Jelly Beans

St Patrick's Day Treasure Food Ideas

Basically, anything green I could find!

4. The last thing I need to do is set it all up on St Patrick's Day Eve.

I think the kids will love it...even if they act like they don't (I mean they are teenagers after all and it's basically a requirement of that phase to act like your parents are so NOT fun and cool, but I know the truth!😉)

I’d love to know if you made a treasure hunt for your kiddos, and how did it go?!?

Got any other fun St Patty’s Day traditions you do as a family??

Until next time, cheers to being lucky 🍀, and cheers to you!🥂



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