St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner. If your kids are like my kids, all they can think about in March are, leprechauns, leprechaun traps, and treasure hunts. I try to do a little treasure hunt for my kids each year. Sometimes it’s hard to come up with clever clues. This year, to help, I’ve created this free St. Patrick’s Day Treasure Hunt printable.
If you’re a poet, or if you want to make your own clues, I’ve included a blank page of clovers for you to
plug in your own clever words.
You can also use these blank shamrocks as a little holiday decoration, gift tag, or what ever you think up!
1) CLICK HERE to download my 2-page St. Patrick’s Treasure Hunt Printable.
2) Print the shamrocks onto plain white paper. You can use card-stock if you’d like them to be sturdy, but I just printed them on plain white office paper.
3) Cut out each shamrock.
4) While kids are at school or in bed, hide each clue in the corresponding place. For example you’d find a hiding spot near a door for clue #2. Clue #4 can be placed by a globe or maybe a world atlas. (If making up your own clues, use a magic marker to write the clues on your printout before hiding them.)
5) Prepare a small treat or treasure to use at the prize. If hiding the final prize in a garbage can, make sure to use a clean garbage can. I usually empty out my craft garbage, and put the treasure in a clean garbage sack.
•Gold coins are always a cute and easy surprise for the end of the treasure hunt.
•One year my kids got a little golden key charm from the jewelry making section in Hobby Lobby. It was an inexpensive little gift that my kids loved. Since my kids are shy and didn’t have a lot of friends back then, the leprechaun left a note for my kids explaining that when they carry the key with them, it gives them courage to talk to new kids and make friends.
•Any type of rainbow treat is a great St. Patrick’s Day prize.
Be sure to check out Pinterest for other cute St. Patrick ideas, and treasure hunt prizes.