Can you believe today is the first day of March? Last month flew by, but I am SO excited Spring is on its way! The first day of March means St. Patrick’s Day is on its way too, and today I’m sharing a super fun St. Patty’s Day Scavenger Hunt you can do with your kids!
I first saw the idea for this cute scavenger hunt on Pinterest from The Crafting Chicks. I don’t go overboard celebrating or decorating for the small holidays, but I thought my boys would have so much fun with a little scavenger hunt to celebrate their Irish heritage!
Start by printing the “lucky” clues I created. There are 3 pages of clues so make sure you print each one. You can find them all here:
Next, cut each page in half to separate all the clues and roll them up. Tie a a string or ribbon around each clue to hold in place.
Now get a small container and fill it with treasure for your little ones to find! I found this green basket at Dollar Tree and loaded it with lots of gold candies like peanut butter cups, caramel candies, and Rolo’s. I even found a $1,000,00 bill chocolate bar to add to the “pot of gold”!
Now it’s time to hide the clues! Clue #2 goes in the refrigerator:
Clue # 3 goes in a shoe:
Clue #4 goes by a door:
And the last paper and the treasure go on your child’s bed:
Now give your kiddos the first two pages: the scavenger hunt instructions and clue #1. Tell them a leprechaun came to visit, and watch them find their treasure!
I hope you enjoy this St. Patty’s Day Scavenger Hunt with your kids (or grandkids!) as much as I did with mine! If you’re on Instagram, post a photo of your scavenger hunt and tag me at @lizlovegrowswild
I’d love to see your photos! Happy St. Patrick’s Day : )
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Very cute idea!
Love this! I’d like to invite you to link up to Saturday Spotlight @ Angels Homestead.
Hope to see you there 🙂
What a really lovely idea. I have pinned this. Thanks for sharing.
Super cute idea, thanks for sharing! Where did you find the 1,000,000 chocolate bars?
Hi Dana! I found those at Dollar Tree! I just love that store : )
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hi Liz! I love the idea of having a St. Patrick’s Day scavanger hunt. I’m totally going to have to do this next year when my littlest is old enough to get in on the fun. I’d love fo royu to come share this at my St. Patty’s Day link party. 🙂 http://www.whitelightsonwednesday.com/2013/03/st-patricks-day-link-party-2013/
Cute! We do a scavenger hunt for almost every holiday…but never thought of St. Patrick’s Day – fun idea!
I am so excited about this! My daughter is turning two soon, and I’m planning a St. Patrick’s day bash for her. This will be the perfect activity for all the kiddos!
My kids are going to LOVE this. It is great to be able to use someone else’s creativity. Sometimes I run a little short : We are starting a link up party on Thursdays (today:), and we would love for you to join us with this post and/or any others you would like to include. We are at allthingswithpurpose.com. Hope to see you there!!
This is so fun- please do one for easter 😉
and if you’d like to link up on the photo friday blog hop, we’d love to have you!
Oh good job Momma! Thanks so much for sharing these! I’m including this in a 5 for Friday roundup of St. Patrick’s Day Treasure Hunt Ideas on my blog tomorrow, with one pic and a link back to this post : )
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Awww! This is the cutest thing ever! Thanks for sharing. 🙂
This is too cute! I just love this idea! Awesome!
What a cute idea…I never thought about doing this for St. Patty’s Day!!! Can I just have the pot of gold?
oh what a super cute idea!!
Thanks so much for linking up to the party! I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2013/creative-ideas-for-st-patricks-day/
Have a fabulous weekend!
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I just found your site and I’m in love! Thank you for this cute scavenger hunt!! Could you possibly come up with a few more clues? I’m going to use this for Young Womens and want it to take a little bit longer. If you can please email them to me at [email protected] I’m no where near creative. Thanks again!
What a fun and cute idea!
Thank you so much for these printables and idea. We used it over the weekend and the KIDS LOVED IT! Here is our post http://mypartypassion.blogspot.com/2013/03/st-patricks-day-breakfast-and-hunt-for.html
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Thank you so very much for sharing this!!! I am a grandmother to a beautiful girl, age 3 and a 9th baby boy. I did many a treasure hunt with with my children and am so excited to do this scavenger hunt with my granddaughter.
That is wonderful, Janet! I’m so glad you can enjoy this with your grandchildren!
Thank you so much for posting and sharing this. We had so much fun. This is a great idea. I try and change this day up every year for them. But this game is for sure going to stay.
Your comment absolutely made my day, Jennifer! It warms my heart so much to know that you enjoyed this activity with your kiddos. Thanks so much for sharing!
Thank you so much for this darling idea. I took a quick trip to the Dollar Tree while the kiddos were in school and just finished printing out the clues. I think my kids are going to love this! Such a fun idea and so easy thanks to your print outs!
You are so very welcome, Sara!! I bet your kiddos were so surprised when they got home from school! Thank you for sharing this with me!
This is such a cute idea, thanks so much for sharing!