St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt for Kids | Printable

A St. Patrick's Day scavenger hunt for kids with printable clues to find the leprechaun's pot of gold!

There's something magical about the idea of finding a pot of gold. You've got to admit - every time you see a rainbow, you wish you could reach the end and find a bit of treasure. So what could be more fun for St. Patrick's Day than to make a "pot of gold" for your kids to find, with clues left by none other than a leprechaun himself!

We've become big fans of scavenger hunts since we searched for runaway cookies with our Gingerbread Scavenger Hunt last Christmas. I know my boys will love this version and I'm sure your kids will too!

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St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt for Kids

This scavenger hunt couldn't be easier - I've done all the set up for you. It's a perfect activity for a St. Patrick's Day party or playdate, or just for fun at home. It will take your kids all over the house in search of a pot of gold, left by a fun leprechaun (who has also left a note with instructions!). Here's how you do it.

First, make a "pot of gold" for your kids to find. I used a small mason jar decorated with green glitter tape and filled with gold-wrapped chocolates.

If you want to go all out, you could also leave out a plate of these amazing Pot of Gold Cookie Cups from my friend Stacey. Yum!

Next, grab my printable scavenger hunt set (just click the button below). The set includes 8 pre-printed scavenger hunt clues, a letter from the leprechaun introducing the hunt, and instructions. There are also blank clue cards to create your own adventures!


Setting Up Your St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt

Once you have the scavenger hunt set downloaded and printed, simply cut out your cards and the leprechaun letter. Follow the directions to place each clue, or use the blank cards to make your own.

And of course, leave the last clue with your pot of gold!

When you are ready to play, give (or read) the leprechaun's letter to your kids and invite them to follow the clues to find the pot of gold. That's it! So simple and super fun. It's the perfect way to bring some St. Patrick's Day magic (and a sweet surprise) to your kids this year.

Ready to create your own lucky scavenger hunt? Get your printable here!


More St. Patrick's Day Fun

Get in the St. Patrick's Day spirit with even more fun ideas! If your kids like our scavenger hunt, they will love doing a Leprechaun Obstacle Course. Crafty kids will have fun making a Bubble Wrap Shamrock Man or a Rainbow Watercolor Salt Paint Shamrock. And you can decorate with a pretty DIY Shamrock Wreath


  1. This looks cute and i'd love to try it, but i can't seem to find where to DL the printable. help! :)

  2. This is darling! Thank you for the download, we can't wait to do this for the kiddos tonight. I was late to the game on "leprechaun prep" so this was a huge life saver!!

  3. Am I still able to download the Leprechaun Hunt printables? I don't see a button or link to access them. Thank you!

  4. I just bought is adorable. Thanks!

  5. I bought this one day before St. Patrick's Day. I am glad I did. I did not have this tradition growing up, but my daughter hears so much about it at school, that she jumped out of bed in the morning expecting to find something left by the leprechaun! A real life-saver and so cute! My daughter had so much fun doing it. I highly recommend it.