St. Patrick’s Day Games

Now you may be wondering, what on earth is a Leprechaun Hunt?  Well so was I.  I may have even been a little skeptical about the game, until I found out what an awesome idea this is.  We have done a similar scavenger hunt before called a “Cat’s Eye Treasure Hunt.”

Here is a list of things you will need to host your very own St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Hunt:

  1. Reflective Tape
  2. Flashlights
  3. Note cards (for clues)
  4. Prizes
  5. Children motivated by prizes (easy:)

By Jacob Enos

We cut four leaf clovers out of our reflective tape.  (On other occasions we cut it out in the shape of a cat’s eye and it looks awesome when you flash a light on it!)  Put a clover on each note card and write your clues on the back of each card.  Tape the cards to different places or trees with the reflective tape facing out so that when the kids flash a light on it, it will reflect back at them.  Make sure you have all your clues written on the back of your note cards.  Your clues could be a rhyme or riddle to the next location, directions to follow a compass, or even GPS coordinates if you’re getting really crazy.   We had the kids run to different trees in a park and it was a blast.

The Leprechaun Hunt is best done at dusk because that is when most Leprechauns are out and when the tape is most reflective.  Give the kids each a flashlight and their first clue.  Then, have them follow the clue to find the next Leprechaun (shining clover) by shining their lights in front of them as they search.  The kids will hopefully go from clue to clue and at the end, they will find their Pot-Of-Gold.  Here are some really cute ideas for prizes you might want to have at the end:

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Hopefully you’ll have enough time to try this game out with the kiddos!

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

:) Brittany

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