Free Printable St Patricks Day Scavenger Hunt Clues


Kids love to celebrate. Whether it is a big day that they look forward to all year, like a birthday or simply a day that feels different then others, it’s easy to add some fun and excitement to any celebration. This Free St Patricks Day Scavenger Hunt game is an easy way to make St. Patrick’s Day special for kids.

We love scavenger hunts at my house and they are always a hit at school as well. For St. Patrick’s Day I wanted to plan something at home for my kids, but I also wanted to be able to use it with my students at school. I can’t wait to share this St. Patrick’s Day scavenger hunt with them!

One of the great things about scavenger hunts is that they are typically easy to prepare and inexpensive to set up. For the scavenger hunt below, all you have to do is print the riddles, set them in different locations.

Scavenger hunts are a great way to encourage team work and problem solving skills. If you have an older, or larger group playing, there are ways to make the hunt more challenging. Ideas are listed with the clues below. For another hands-on St. Patrick’s Day challenge, check out a DIY St. Patrick’s Day Escape Room.

Another great thing about this scavenger hunt is that the locations that you hide the riddles are places that are commonly found in both homes, and classrooms. So whether you’re a teacher, or a parent, you can use this activity!

st patricks day scavenger hunt pinterest collage pin.

For more St. Patrick’s Day activities for kids, check out a fun leprechaun jump St. Patrick’s Day STEM Challenge and a collection of 27 St. Patrick’s Day STEM Activities.

St Patricks Day Scavenger Hunt Set Up

Setting up your scavenger hunt can be quick and easy. Start by printing each of the pages and cutting the riddle pages in half. (There are 2 riddles on each page.)

Next, check the bottom corner of each page and you will find a location printed (upside down). This is the location to set the printed riddle. This will help you set up the game quickly.

st. patricks day riddle that says shamrocks, clovers and everything green, a plant is where your next clue will be seen.  The word clock is circled on the bottom.

The clue locations are:

  • Sink
  • Sneakers
  • Trash Can
  • Clock
  • Plant
  • Books
  • Computer
  • Window

You can choose any place to set the riddles in these spots. If you have a large or older group, you can hide the clue in the location to make it harder to find. If you are doing the hunt with young children, leave the clue visible in each spot.

Once players find a riddle, they read it and solve where the clue is suggesting for them to look next. Players then check the next location for the next clue. If they don’t find the clue, they reread the previous riddle and try to think of another possible location.

If you are an educator and love the idea of the scavenger hunt, check out a Free School Scavenger Hunt that’s perfect for a rainy day to take learning beyond the classroom.

As with all activities with children, make sure to place all clues in safe locations for children to find and search around and make sure to supervise while children do the scavenger hunt.

St Patricks Day Scavenger Hunt Clue #1

To start the scavenger hunt, give players the first clue that reads:

A fun St. Patrick’s Day scavenger hunt, just for you!

Read each riddle carefully and look around the sink for your first clue.

st patricks day scavenger hunt shows a welcome letter.

Scavenger Hunt Clue #2

Players rush to a sink in the room. It can be a washroom sink or a kitchen sink. You can choose any sink in the room/house to put the clue in. This can add to the challenge because it can be in a sink in the basement or in another classroom if you’re doing the hunt at a school.

The second clue reads:

They’re little, green and mischievous creatures.

Check around where you leave your shoes and sneakers.

st patricks day scavenger hunt shows a riddle on a printed page on the edge of the sink.

St. Patrick’s Day Clue #3

Racing to the sneakers, shoes, or boots, players will find their next clue.

For St. Patrick’s Day, join the fun,

Near the trash bin is your next clue, but your hunt is not done.

st patricks day scavenger hunt shows a pair of shoes with a rolled up piece of paper in them.

St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt Clue #4

The fourth clue can be found around a garbage or trash bin. The clue says:

Around the clock, seek your luck,

A day filled with Irish joy, don’t get stuck!

st patricks day scavenger hunt shows a riddle taped beside the garbage.

Scavenger Hunt Clue #5

The fifth clue can be placed below or near a clock. The clue reads:

Shamrocks, clovers and everything green,

A plant is where your next clue will be seen.

st patricks day scavenger hunt shows a clock on a the wall with a riddle taped to the bottom.

Treasure Hunt for Kids Riddle #6

Place the sixth riddle near a plant in the room. You can hide it among the leaves, or place it out in the open for children to find. The riddle says:

You’d have to be fast to catch a leprechaun!

Quickly check around the books before your clue is gone!

scavenger hunt shows a plant with a printed clue set inside it.

St Patricks Day Scavenger Hunt Clue #7

This clue can be hidden among the books in the room.

You can research all about St. Patrick’s Day here.

Click the keys, move the mouse because your next clue is near.

treasure hunt for kids shows a printed clue with plastic shamrock coins around it.

Around the House Game Clue #8

Once players read the riddle around the books, they will check a computer in the room for their next clue. The eighth and final clue reads:

A treasure awaits at the end of a rainbow,

Look around the window and maybe spot some gold that glows.

st patricks day scavenger hunt shows a computer with a riddle sheet on it.

Completion Certificates

Once players find the spot around a window with the final prize and certificate they have completed the hunt. You can print as many copies of the certificate you need for players. If you want to just use the certificate you can.

You can also add a small treat or prize with the certificates. I added some small chocolate coins for players to enjoy as a treat for completing the St Patricks Day scavenger hunt.

treasure hunt shows certificates rolled up and a small pot with gold coins.

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