Christmas has Santa, Valentine’s Day has Cupid, so what does St. Patrick’s Day have? A generous leprechaun with a pot of gold! See if you can find his treasure through this fun St. Patrick’s Day treasure hunt. These free printable treasure hunt cards all include a kid-friendly leprechaun riddle. As your child solves each riddle, they’ll uncover another clue. For example, one of the clue cards reads:
Shamrocks are green.
Rainbows are bright.
Look in your sock drawer for something white.
So your child would then go to his or her sock drawer and look for a white sock that has the next clue hidden inside. Here’s another example:
Shamrocks are green.
I like to rhyme.
Go to a place where you’ll see the time.
So your child would then go looking at the clocks around the house looking for the next clue.
At the end of the treasure hunt, the child would find a “pot of gold” treasure like a selection of rainbow-themed treats or chocolate gold coins.
St. Patrick’s Day Treasure Hunt – Leprechaun Riddles:
So to start with, you’ll need this free printable Leprechaun Riddles sheet full of 12 clues for you to hide around the house. The first clue could be hidden in a place where your child will spot it in the morning (like on the breakfast table or the bathroom mirror).
I left these clues all pretty general so they would apply to almost anyone’s home. Examples include:
Go to the place that keeps milk cold. Hide the next clue in the fridge.
Look in your sock drawer for something white. Hide the next clue inside a white sock in the closet.
Go to the place where you lay your head down. Hide the next clue under a pillow or inside a pillowcase.
I like this cereal and I think you do too. Hide the next clue on a box of Lucky Charms cereal, or any other cereal in your pantry.
Go to where you’ll find your bag to pack. Hide the next clue by your child’s school backpack or suitcase.
Could my treasure be under your bed? Hide the next clue under your child’s bed.
Look where you’d find some water to drink. Hide the next clue on a water cooler, by the kitchen sink, or in the fridge on a water bottle.
Look for the light we turn on in the night. Hide the next clue on a nightlight, lamp or light switch.
Go to a place where you’ll see the time. Hide the next clue on a clock.
Go to the place where you’d make a phone call. Hide the next clue on a phone.
Go to the place where we check for the mail. Hide the next clue in your mailbox or on the computer screen (email).
Look under the place where you last ate. The treasure (or next clue) could be hidden underneath the kitchen table.
For more fun ideas, visit our St. Patrick’s Day page. We have more free printables, DIY games, treat ideas and more!