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

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Doesn't a scavenger hunt make any holiday more fun?

A St. Patrick's Day scavenger hunt for grade-school kids

Doesn't a scavenger hunt make any holiday more fun?
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Depending on the age of your players, you can make your St. Paddy's Day quest as simple or complicated as you'd like. Some fun scavenger hunt ideas for grade-school-age kids include:

  • Give kids lists of items related to St. Patrick's Day (like a clover, a lucky penny, a "Blarney" stone, etc.) to search for inside the house, in your backyard or even around your neighborhood with supervision.
  • Cut out tons of three-leaf clovers from construction paper and just a few four-leaf clovers. Spread them all around the house and let kids hunt for the four-leaf shamrocks for a prize.
  • Present kids with a list of themed items that represent this lucky holiday (something with the rainbow on it, a gold item, something lucky, an item with four parts, etc.), and keep an eye out as they scout the neighborhood.
  • Split kids up into teams and see who can collect the most items of their team color (gold vs. green or what have you) either around the house or around the neighborhood with supervision.

Next: Scavenger hunt ideas for tweens & teens

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