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St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt

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One year I had the idea of doing a scavenger hunt on St. Patrick’s Day. I printed out shamrock images, cut them out and wrote clues to create a scavenger hunt all over the house. The hunt ended at a pot of gold which was filled with green items and a box of Lucky Charms. It was such a raging hit that St. Patrick’s Day has now become one of my kids’ favorite holidays!

Shamrock Scavenger Hunt

This year I was up until 1am putting shamrocks all over the house. I nearly forgot that the next day was St. Patrick’s Day. Thankfully, I had already purchased my surprises, so it was just a matter of making up clues. I numbered the shamrocks 1-12, each shamrock giving a hint to where the next one was. I placed the first one at the top of the stairs so they couldn’t miss it and the rest were hidden all over the house. The last clue led to the treasure hidden in an upstairs cupboard.

Shamrock clue

Pot of Gold St. Patrick’s Day Surprises

The treasure is always in a “pot of gold” which is really a witches pot from Halloween filled with yellow tissue paper. In the pot I put anything I can find that is green and fun. This year it was mini 7up bottles, Orbit Sweet Mint gum, $5 bills, green whoopee cushions and green splat balls. I always have a giant box of Lucky Charms to go with it (Lucky Charms are dairy, egg and nut free – yay!). The kids often find green milk in the fridge that morning and love to eat their Lucky Charms in green milk.

Pot of Gold with Lucky Charms, 7up, dollar bill, whoopee cushion, gum, splat ball

St. Patrick’s Day Family Tradition

Even my oldest still loves this St. Patrick’s Day tradition. I love seeing his face light up when he asks me expectantly if I am planning on doing the scavenger hunt. This is such a fun activity that we all look forward to doing together. I love how family traditions pull our families together and make us closer to each other. What are your favorite traditions and holidays?

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