Hunt for the Leprechaun’s Gold

Activity Overview:

We're off to chase a leprechaun to find his pot of gold!

Leprechaun's are wee little mythical creatures that spend their days playing tricks on one another and cobbling shoes for fairies.  The fairies pay the leprechauns with gold coins which they keep in a pot at the end of the rainbow; a place where only a leprechaun can get to.

The only way to claim a pot of gold for your own is to catch a leprechaun.  Once found, he must bring you to his gold upon request.

Setup Instructions:

  1. Fill your empty pot with gold coins or any treasure of your choosing and place the stuffed leprechaun on top.
  2. Hide the pot of gold and leprechaun someplace in the house.
  3. On your leprechaun note paper, write a vague clue as to where to look for the pot of gold.  To get in the spirit of the holiday, try writing the clue in limerick or rhyming form.  To turn the hunt into a scavenger hunt, create a series of clues that lead to one another before revealing the final clue that leads to the pot of gold!
  4. Place your static cling leprechaun footprints on the floor in a place where you'd like your gold seeker to start their search.  Continue placing footprints to down and lead them to a dead end like a table, couch or staircase.  Leave the clue note at the end of the footprints.  If you're doing a larger scavenger hunt, make sure you leave the first clue at the end of the footprints and NOT the clue to where you've hid the gold!

Game Instructions:

  1. Inform your gold seeker that you think a leprechaun has come to the house and has left his pot of gold!
  2. Tell your gold seeker to follow the footprints to see what they can find.  The footprints will lead them to the first clue and the hunt is officially on!

Setup Instructions:

  1. Fill your empty pot with gold coins or any treasure of your choosing.
  2. Hide the pot of gold (indoors or outdoors)!
  3. On your leprechaun note paper, write a vague clue as to where to look for the pot of gold.  To get in the spirit of the holiday, try writing the clue in limerick or rhyming form.  
  4. Have someone dress up as a leprechaun and hold the clue in their pocket.

Game Instructions:

  1. Inform your gold seekers that you see a leprechaun outside.  If they catch it, it will lead them to it's pot of gold!
  2. Play tag to see who can get catch the leprechaun.  
  3. Once caught, the leprechaun must surrender the clue and assist the gold seekers to finding where they've hid the pot of gold! 

Extend your Family Fun with these Interactive Ideas:

Wearing Green

It's rumored that leprechauns can't see you if you're wearing green.  To improve your chances of catching the leprechaun, dress up in green from head to tippy toe!

Riddles

For an added layer of difficulty, replace each clue with a St. Patrick's Day Riddle! (You can hold the clues in hand.) Once your gold seeker solves the riddle correctly, you can give them the next clue.

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