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St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Kids of All Ages

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What's more fun than these 12 St. Patrick's Day scavenger hunt ideas for kids? Um, nothing

If you're looking for some unique ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with your kids, a scavenger hunt is totally the way to go. There are so many ways to structure a hunt. Whether you are in a part of the country that's still having crappy weather and need to hang out inside or want to organize a more elaborate neighborhood scavenger hunt, kids are going to have a blast searching for a leprechaun's pot of gold.

More: How to Make a Leprechaun Trap With Your Kids for a Fun St. Patrick's Day

From finding shamrocks to camera challenges, check out these easy St. Patrick's Day scavenger hunt ideas.

Treasure hunt ideas for little kids

  • Send little ones on a scavenger hunt for shamrocks by taping foam sheet shamrocks indoors around the house. You can even throw in a "pot of gold" in exchange for all the finds.
  • Hide shiny new pennies around the house for your kids to find. Remember to craft up a little pot to collect the coins in.
  • Scatter bits of gold candy around the house for the younger seekers to find; just keep the candy age-appropriate to avoid choking hazards.
  • Conceal prizes under colored shamrocks made of each color of the rainbow, labeled with the next color of shamrock players will have to find.

Next Up: St. Patrick's Day scavenger hunt for grade school kids

Updated by Bethany Ramos on 3/3/17

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