st. patty’s day scavenger hunt and holiday fun

Yes!! Only one day until St. Patty’s Day!st. patty's day countdown

All of our favorites are on tap for tomorrow: naughty leprechauns, green milk, corned beef and cabbage, and a good excuse for a mid-week Guinness (for the adults, not the kids).

This year, we’ve been less crafty than we were last year, but that doesn’t mean that we’re not in the St. Patty’s Day celebrating spirit. We’ve just been field-trip busy for the past two days and have been enjoying the sunshine while we’ve had it.

Here’s our St. Patty’s day checklist for tomorrow:

  • Lucky Charms at breakfast– ready to go (thanks to a last-minute run to the grocery store). . .
  • Leprechaun Trouble: They have already turned over our kitchen chairs and made a mess of golden sparkles on the table. . .

Leprechauns have even turned our milk and cream cheese green. . .

  • St. Patty’s Day Scavenger Hunt: In the afternoon, Maddy, Owen, and Cora will go on a St. Patty’s Day Scavenger Hunt that will lead them to a little sweet surprise. We did this hunt for Valentine’s Day two years ago, so I think it will be new-ish for the kids tomorrow.

The Scavenger Hunt will get them moving, reading, and enjoying tomorrow’s sunshine. They’ll have to put letters in alphabetical order, finish a puzzle, and use their brains to figure out a riddle or two.

st. patty's day scavenger hut

Click here to download the St. Patty’s Day Scavenger Hunt (catered to our family) but know that the last page has three different endings for us to use for Valentine’s Day, St. Patty’s, and any other occasion.

OR, download this Scavenger Hunt that you can make your own, just by filling in some of the specifics: St. Patty’s Day Scavenger Hunt. Enjoy!

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Aside from enjoying the taste of sun and springtime tomorrow, that’s all we have planned. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!




  1. Tech Savvy Mama says

    The scavenger hunt is too cute and I love that your Leprechauns turned over the chairs and left a mess of glitter! Thanks for always inspiring me!

  2. danita says

    good idea! i died some milk and water green, but i just couldn't bring myself to make a leprechaun mess! i knew i'd have to clean it up and i guess i am just too anal!

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