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Leprechaun Treasure Hunt Printable for St. Patrick’s Day

By Brenda Ponnay

You know what I love? A good treasure hunt. I’ve been making treasure hunts since I was old enough to draw clues. And, it’s perfect for make-believe leprechauns on St. Patrick’s Day.

Treasure hunts are easy to make and everybody loves them, all ages. All you need are some little pieces of paper (or our handy dandy clue printables — see below), some imagination and of course, a treasure.

Since Saint Patrick’s Day is this weekend, we thought it might be fun to throw the usual leprechaun mischief on it’s ear and search for treasure instead. Who says the Leprechauns get all the gold! Not me! Bake up a batch of golden cookies or maybe you have some real gold coins to hide, that would sure raise the stakes.  (I used chocolate gold coins.  See below.)

Here is what you’ll need:

1. A clue printable!
2. places to hide your clues (think high, think low…inside, outside…)
3. A treasure!

You can get really creative with your clues. Make them rhyme, or not! Make them age appropriate. Try to think of places to hide clues from your hunters’ eye-level. It’s pretty funny to see how little ones will interpret a clue that seems so obvious to you, but is not to them. You could even make your treasure hunters work for their treasure. My Grandma always did. She made us look up verses in the Bible and hard words in the dictionary. If you gotta learn, it’s a fun way to do it!

If you aren’t hiding a big treasure you can use this little printable to make your own little paper pot of gold. I put gold chocolate coins in mine and my little Leprechaun was pleased as punch. Just print it out, cut around the edges and then tape the black tabs together side to side. Fasten the handle over the top and you’ve got a lucky pot of gold!

Find more St. Patrick’s Day ideas here!

Brenda Ponnay
About the Author

Brenda Ponnay

Brenda Ponnay is a stealthy secret agent who juggles parenthood to her adorable daughter by day and freelance graphic design/illustration by night. Whether it’s painting, baking, drawing, mak...

Brenda Ponnay is a stealthy secret agent who juggles parenthood to her adorable daughter by day and freelance graphic design/illustration by night. Whether it’s painting, baking, drawing, making castles out of cardboard boxes or just doing the laundry with flair, Brenda Ponnay has learned that what really makes her happy is being creative every single day.

You can read about all her crazy adventures on her personal blog: Secret Agent Josephine.

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Comments

  • This is so awesome!!! Thank you!!!

  • Deanna

    Printing it out now! Got a box of lucky charms for my girls in the morning as their surprise.

  • Bridget Holohan Scally

    Just wish the printables were a shamrock (which is the symbol for St. Paddy’s Day) and not the clover

    • Alpha Mom (TM)

      Hi Bridget,

      Thanks for the feedback. Brenda (our artist) was able to make some shamrock printables as well. Now folks can choose from either one.

      Isabel

      • Wendy Suárez

        I’m trying to find the shamrock printables but I haven’t been able to see the link or right button 🙁 Could you help me to find it? When I click on “A clue printable” only the clovers appear.

        • Alpha Mom (TM)

          My apologies Wendy. We made the addition to another more recent post (cupcake toppers), not this one. I’m not sure we’ll be able to make the addition in time given for this St. Patty’s Day. Let’s what I can do.