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Festive St. Patrick’s Day Treasure Hunt with Printable Clues

Celebrate the luck of the Irish with your family with this St. Patrick’s Day Treasure Hunt. A St. Patrick’s Day scavenger-style hunt for kids that is simple to prepare and tons of fun to do! You will get 16 printable rhyming clues to place around your home to lead your children to a surprise pot of gold at the end! 

Shamrock taped to a white piece of paper


☘️Top O’ the Morning to ya’!!!☘️


As you can tell, I’m definitely getting in the spirit for St. Patrick’s 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 daughters.


(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. Click on the image of the treasure hunt riddles below to buy and download the PDF.

St. Patricks' Day Scavenger Hunt


2. Simply print the PDF on either white paper or card stock.


St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt Clues



I recommend printing them on thicker paper so you can reuse them in future years.



3. Use scissors to cut the printable scavenger hunt clues along the dotted line.


Scissors and Scavenger Hunt Clues

4. Place the cards


On St. Patrick’s Eve night, after the kids have all gone to bed, place the clues in their appropriate places around your house…all of the riddles have been written for it to be an indoor game.



I normally have a breakfast treat out and a felt board letter sign so that’s where my clue #1 is put. 


St. Patrick's Day Sign & Breakfast


5. 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. Patrick's Day Sign



If you need some ideas or inspiration here’s what I bought as the “treasure”:


  • Box of Lucky Charms
  • Sour Cream and Onion Pringles
  • Pistachios
  • Limon Lay’s Chips
  • Trident Gum
  • Andes Mints
  • Kiwi Strawberry Propel
  • Mike & Ikes
  • Jelly Belly Jelly Beans
St. Patrick's Day Treasure Hunt prize


Basically, anything green I could find!


At the end of it all, my kids LOVED it…even if they acted like they didn’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 St. Patrick’s Day 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!





P.S. If you want to see other treasure hunts I’ve created, here is one for Valentine’s Day.

Valentine's Day Scavenger Hunt


I also made an EGGS-cellent Easter Scavenger Hunt that you can see on this blog post!

Easter Scavenger hunt printable clues
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