St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt

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I hope the luck of the Irish is on your side as you and your family complete this fun St. Patrick’s Day scavenger hunt. Pair up in teams or go solo. Either way…have tons of fun!

Add this fun holiday activity to your list of scavenger hunt ideas, and your family can spend the days and weeks before St. Patrick’s Day trying to complete and/or find everything on the list.

I love finding new ways to encourage my kids to work together and connect with each other. Scavenger hunts are a great reason to team up to search and complete the activities on the printable.

St Patricks Day Scavenger Hunt

To prepare for this scavenger hunt, print out one copy of the page for each child who will be participating. Gather pencils or crayons for each one.

If you’d like to make this reusable, you can laminate it and have kids use dry erase markers to mark their findings. This way, you can use the printable over and over again.

My kids love any excuse to celebrate. St. Patrick’s Day is no exception. In fact, pinching people who aren’t wearing green is reason to celebrate all on its own according to my daughter.

While St. Patrick’s Day may not be at the top of your kids’ favorite holiday, you can certainly make it memorable this year by having your whole family join together to complete this scavenger hunt.


You can use this scavenger hunt as a springboard for practicing skills with your kids.

• Kids are invited to find things in nature that are green, and to find and preserve a clover. Check out a few field guides from the library to help them find out more about the things they find.

• Draw a rainbow. This is a great time to help little ones practice naming and identifying the colors of the rainbow. Can they find one thing around the house that matches each color?

• Lucky pennies. Lucky 4-leaf clovers. Leprechauns and pots of gold. Have kids learn more about these traditions. How’d they get their start? Do they have deeper meanings?

• Creative writing opportunities abound on this scavenger hunt page. Older kids can write their own riddles, jokes, and silly stories. Younger kids can dictate their stories to you or just tackle the drawing prompts.


St Patrick’s Day Books for Kids

Fill your book basket with a great collection of St Patrick’s Day children’s books. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.

If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.


The Leprechaun in the Basement – It’s St. Patrick’s Day, but Michael doesn’t feel like celebrating. His dad is out of work and has no money for new baseball shoes. As Michael heads into the basement on an errand, he hears someone singing–it’s a leprechaun, complete with pot of gold!

Room for One More – A summertime adventure creates a BIG problem that leads to a surprising new friendship for the leprechauns.

Discovery in the Woods: A St. Patrick’s Day Surprise – What is all the fuss about? What could be in that deep dark hole under the tree? And what in the world has happened to Sophie’s poor nose? A St. Patrick’s Day surprise is discovered in the woods one soggy March day.

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