We'll take any excuse for a scavenger hunt in my house so Saint Patricks Day is the perfect opportunity to enjoy some more fun. Will the luck of the Irish be with you as you race around the house, solving clues and looking for your treat or surprise? Join us as we share some of our favorite St. Patricks Day scavenger hunt clues and tips on setting up a successful scavenger hunt in your home.
Tips for a successful Scavenger Hunt
Preparation is key for a successful scavenger hunt. You'll want to make sure you have collected all your clues, have planned your route and made a note of each of the solutions in advance. The good news is we've done all the hard work for you with our St. Patricks day scavenger hunt. It comes with all the instructions you need and our suggestion for a fun route around the house but if you are making your own at home here are a few things to bear in mind.
Tip for a fun scavenger hunt! Scavenger hunts are the most fun when racing from one room of the house to another. So, bearing this in mind, spread out your clues and avoid having sequential clues in the same room. Try to use clues that incorporate the whole house, use outdoor space if you have them available to you too and hide your clue cards so they have to be found, rather than just spotted. This allows you to be creative with hiding spots and extends the fun.
Take it up a notch. Some of the most fun scavenger hunts I've designed and setup have been ones that incorporate puzzles that need to be solved in order to find the next location. This requires more thought when designing but the rewards for fun, and a sense of achievement by your children, are high. Ideas for puzzles can be word searches, suduko puzzles, anagrams or more physical ones like jigsaws, padlocks or knots to untangle. The more you use your imagination the better the results will be.
Free St. Patricks Day Scavenger Hunt Clues
Here are some of our favorite clues we like to use in a St. Patricks day scavenger hunt. I hope you'll really enjoy them with your family. Please do share how you like to celebrate St. Patricks Day in the comments below as we'd love to hear from you.
FYI : Answers below - can you correctly guess the locations?
I'm a lucky charm feed me a slice. I'll spit it back out all brown and nice.
Do you have the luck of the Irish? Search the place you find clothes that make you look stylish.
Leprechauns are mischievous, to find them you may need a map. Before you set off head to the place you can find a nice cool snack.
I have hands but no arms but I do have a face. I always move at the same steady pace.
Leprechauns get grubby searching for pots of gold in the mud. They smell nice and clean after a visit to my tub.