St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt Printable: Free Activity

Find the pot of gold with this fun St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt Printable. This a great way to have so much fun solving clues for kids of all ages.

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St. Patrick’s Day is a festive holiday filled with joy and excitement. If you’re looking for a fun way to celebrate this special day, look no further than our St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt Printable! This printable is a fantastic way to engage the whole family in a thrilling adventure, searching for hidden treasures at the end of the rainbow and solving clues. In this blog post, we’ll explore why you’ll love this free printable, how to use it, variations for using the printable, common questions about the keyword, and ideas for ways to use it. Let’s dive in and go on a St. Patrick’s Day treasure hunt!

Why You’ll Love This Free Printable:

Our St. Patrick’s Day free Scavenger Hunt Printable is designed to bring joy and excitement to your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. This is a fun activity to make celebrating small holidays, like St. Paddy’s Day a fun way to enjoy March 17th. Here are two reasons why you’ll love it:

Fun for All Ages: Whether you’re a child or an adult, this scavenger hunt is suitable for everyone. It’s a fantastic way to bond with your family and create lasting memories. The thrill of searching for clues and finding hidden treasures will keep everyone entertained and engaged.

Easy to Set Up: Our printable comes with clue cards that are ready to use. Simply print them out, cut them into individual cards, and hide them in various locations around your home or outdoor space. The clear instructions make it easy for you to set up the scavenger hunt in no time.

How to Use the Printable:

Using our St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt Printable is a breeze, the best thing is you don’t have to come up with the clues if you don’t want to. Here’s a step-by-step guide to get you started:

  1. Print the Clue Cards: Download and print the printable from our website. Make sure to print enough copies for each participant.
  2. Cut and Hide the Clue Cards: Cut out each clue card along the dotted lines. Hide them in various locations, making sure they are challenging but not impossible to find. You can hide them indoors or outdoors, depending on your preference and available space.
  3. Start the Scavenger Hunt: Gather all the participants and explain the rules of the game. Each player or team will receive the first clue card, which will lead them to the next location. The goal is to solve all the clues and find the hidden treasure at the end.

Playing the free printable St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt

Playing a scavenger hunt game is a delightful way to engage with family and friends during the holiday to add a little holiday cheer. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to play:

  1. Prepare the clues by printing, cutting, and placing in the right places according to the correct hiding places.
  2. Divide participants into teams or play individually.
  3. Distribute the clue cards or provide a list of items to find.
  4. Set a time limit, if desired.
  5. Participants must search for the clues or items and mark them off as they find them.
  6. The first team or individual to complete the scavenger hunt wins at the end of the hunt.

St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt Tips

Make sure your St. Patrick’s Day goes smoothly with these tips for different ways to make this fun idea go smoothly. It can also be apart of other St. Patrick’s Day Activities for a fun St. Patrick’s Day.


Decorate the scavenger hunt area with St. Patrick’s Day-themed decorations like shamrocks, leprechauns, and rainbows to create a festive atmosphere.


Use green and gold colors for your clue cards or printables to keep in line with the St. Patrick’s Day theme.


Consider the age and interests of the participants when planning challenges and clues. Ensure they are engaging and suitable for the age group.


Provide clear instructions for each clue, making sure participants understand how to proceed to the next location.


Decide whether the scavenger hunt will be individual or team-based. This depends on the number of participants and the dynamics of the group.


If playing outdoors, be mindful of safety. Choose a safe playing area and ensure participants are aware of any potential hazards.


Set a reasonable time limit for the scavenger hunt. Make sure participants have enough time to enjoy the activity without feeling rushed.


Consider having small St. Patrick’s Day-themed prizes for participants who successfully complete the scavenger hunt. This adds an extra element of excitement. 

Here is a list of possible small prize ideas:

  • chocolate gold coins
  • any sort of delicious green treat
  • green soda or drinks
  • Rainbow Cupcakes
  • St. Patrick’s day themed hats or beaded necklaces
  • little treasures
  • anything with the color green
  • small toy


Encourage participants to take photos or collect small souvenirs at each location to remember the scavenger hunt.


Make the clues interesting and relevant to St. Patrick’s Day. Incorporate Irish folklore, legends, or historical facts to add an educational element.


Ensure that everyone participating feels included and engaged. Tailor the scavenger hunt to the preferences and abilities of the group.


Most importantly, have fun! St. Patrick’s Day is a festive occasion, and the scavenger hunt should be an enjoyable and memorable experience for all involved.

Variations for Using the Printable:

To add more excitement and variety to your St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt, consider these variations:

Time Challenge: Set a timer and see which player or team can complete the scavenger hunt in the shortest amount of time. This adds a competitive element and increases the adrenaline rush.

Themed Hunt: Incorporate St. Patrick’s Day-themed items or decorations into the scavenger hunt. For example, players may need to find a leprechaun hat or a pot of gold at each location.

Common Questions about St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt Printable:

Here are some common questions people have about St. Patrick’s Day scavenger hunts:

Can I customize the clue cards? 

Our printable comes with pre-designed clue cards with different clues, but you can also create your own clues with the blank cards sheet for a personalized fun treasure hunt.

How many clue cards should I use?

The number of clue cards depends on the complexity and duration you desire for the scavenger hunt. We recommend starting with 10-15 clue cards for a fun and engaging experience, but it is totally up to you.  More clues can be given for older kids and less for younger children. 

How to Use the Printable

Using the scavenger hunt printable is a breeze. Simply download and print the printable by entering your email address below and it will be delivered right to your inbox. Gather the necessary materials, such as paper, scissors, or items to find, and distribute them accordingly. Provide clear instructions to the participants, explaining the rules and objectives of the game. Then, let the scavenger hunt begin and play this every year as one of your St. Patty’s Day traditions.

Ideas for Ways to Use the Printable:

Here are some creative ideas for using our St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt Printable:

Classroom Activity: Teachers can use this printable as a fun and educational activity for their students. It promotes problem-solving skills, teamwork, and critical thinking.

Virtual Scavenger Hunt: In today’s digital age, you can adapt the scavenger hunt to a virtual format. Send the clue cards to participants via email or a messaging app, and have them search for virtual items or solve online riddles.

Tips for Printing:

To make the most of the Scavenger St. Patrick’s Day treasure hunt, follow these tips for printing and playing:

  1. Quality Printing: Ensure your printer is set to high-quality printing to enhance the readability of the game sheets and printing on white cardstock paper.
  2. Sufficient Copies: Print enough copies for all participants, plus a few extras in case of unexpected guests.
  3. Lamination or Sheet Protectors: Consider laminating the game sheets or placing them in sheet protectors to make them reusable and more durable.
  4. Festive Prizes: Prepare small, festive prizes for the winners, such as holiday-themed treats or trinkets.

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  • Printer: I love my HP home Printer, it prints beautifully everytime no matter what projects I am working on.
  • Paper: Depending on the durability you want with your printables, consider printing on white card stock or high quality paper.
  • Laminator: For printables you are planning to use over and over again, simply laminate and use dry erase markers to mark up the printables.
  • Paper Cutter: I love my CARL Paper Cutter. It makes trimming and cutting out printables a breeze.
  • Sticker Paper: When printing tags or other free printables, sticker paper can make it easy to attach to gifts, boxes, or to make your own stickers.

Download the free printable scavenger hunt for Saint Patrick’s Day here:

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Our St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt Printable is a fantastic way to celebrate this festive holiday with your loved ones. With its easy setup, engaging gameplay, and endless variations, it’s sure to bring joy and excitement to your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. So, gather your family and friends, put on your detective hats, and embark on a thrilling adventure with our printable. Happy hunting and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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