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St. Patrick's Day scavenger hunt ideas for kids of all ages

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Find the pot o' gold — 12 St. Patrick's Day scavenger hunt ideas for kids

St. Patrick's Day may be a traditionally boozy holiday for adults, but for children of all ages, it means an afternoon of fun. Whether it's an indoor treasure hunt or a neighborhood scavenger hunt, your kiddos are bound to enjoy the race to find the leprechaun's gold. From finding shamrocks to camera challenges, check out these easy St. Patrick's Day scavenger hunt ideas, from toddlers to teens.

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Treasure hunt ideas for little kids

  • Sending 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!
  • Hiding shiny new pennies around the house for your little leprechaun to find. Remember to craft up a little pot in which to collect the coins.
  • Scattering bits of gold candy around the house for the younger seekers to find; just keep the candy age-appropriate to avoid choking hazards.
  • Concealing prizes under colored shamrocks made of each color of the rainbow, labeled with the next color of shamrock your youngster will have to find.

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