If you are looking for a family friendly game to enjoy this St. Patrick’s Day, look no further than this St. Patrick’s Day scavenger hunt. It is a great way to get into the spirit of the holiday while having some frugal fun at the same time. Here is how you can get started planning your own St. Patrick’s Day scavenger hunt!
1. Pick your teams.
You will want to create teams to tackle the scavenger hunt list. Simply divide up your crowd so each team has an even amount. You can always draw names to pick teams, or pick a few captains and have them take turns picking team members.
2. Hand out supplies.
Give each team their scavenger hunt list (you will learn more about this below) as well as a few reusable shopping bags to gather their findings in. You may also wish to give them a pen or marker to check off items as they find them. You also want to make sure each team has a watch or cell phone so they can track the time as they race around to find the items on their lists.
3. Introduce the list and review the rules.
Now comes the fun. Give each team their list of items to find and give them 10 minutes to review it. This is also a great time for teams to ask any questions they may have. The list should include 20-25 green items that the team must find. Here are some examples you can include: green crayon, green paper clip, lime, green ribbon, three leaf clover, four leaf clover, green piece of fabric, green button, green candy wrapper, green milk cap, etc.
You can also use this time to go over some basic rules. Set the parameters of the hunt so teams know how far they can go. Review some basic safety tips as well as the time you wish for teams to resume.
4. Start hunting!
Set teams loose and let them start finding items on their lists. They will have scurrying all over trying to find all of the green items on their list.
5. Meet up and determine the winner.
Meet at the designated time (1 hour later seems to work well) and compare the lists. See how many items each team was able to check off. Whichever team checked off the most items is your winner. You can have a small prize available for the winning team (something green perhaps?) and snacks and beverages for the rest of the participants to enjoy.
See how fun it can be planning and pulling off your own St. Patrick’s Day scavenger hunt? Give these tips a try and plan your own!
You can also make a batch of this End of the Rainbow Crunch to serve your hunters at the end of the party