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St. Patrick's Day scavenger hunt ideas

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12 Lucky quests for kids

Whether sending little ones on a treasure hunt indoors or letting older children collect items from neighbors, you can send your youngster on a quest to find the leprechaun's gold with a lucky scavenger hunt for kids!

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

Treasure hunt ideas for little kids

Treasure hunt ideas for little kids

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When planning a St. Patrick's Day scavenger hunt for preschoolers and toddlers, keep things straightforward by hiding items related to this lucky day, like:

  • 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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