It’s that time of year! Our favorite green holiday is just a couple days away! It’s crazy to think that a few years ago I would celebrate by bar hopping at 6am. The thought of drinking Irish Car Bombs first thing in the morning makes me throw up just a little bit, ugh!! Nowadays, we have a much different kind of fun. I’ll still enjoy a nice green cocktail or two, but it’s all about having fun with the kiddos.
This year I decided to do something a little different. Rather than doing a St. Patrick’s Day craft like we typically do, I wanted to do something more interactive. So we had a golden rock scavenger hunt and had a blast!
St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt
Easter doesn’t have to be the only holiday that involves a hunt — this game was super easy to make and even more fun to play! Simply create the chunks of “gold”, hide them in your backyard, and let the little leprechauns have fun collecting their treasure and filling up their pots of gold!
- Metallic Gold Paint (I used spray paint – so much easier)
- Glitter Alphabet Stickers
- Elmer’s Glue Adhesive Spray
- Gold Glitter
- Spray several rocks with metallic gold spray paint and let them dry completely.
- Decorate the rocks with St. Patrick’s Day words or phrases. I used “LUCK”, “POT OF GOLD”, “IRISH”, PINCH ME” and “KISS ME”.
- Make sure to save one rock to be the “special, glittery rock”. Spray that one with the glue adhesive then pour the gold glitter around the entire rock until covered.
- Hide all of the rocks in the backyard (or house if it’s raining) and let the hunt begin!
- Whoever finds the glittery rock is the winner!
Pot of Gold
After the girls finished the scavenger hunt, I had these cute rainbow treats for them to enjoy. These are a tad time consuming to make, but incredibly easy. These would also make the perfect gift for teachers, classmates and friends!
All you need is:
- A big bag of Skittles
- Golden chocolate coins
- Clear Solo cups
- Marshmallows (miniature)
Delainey helped me separate the bag of Skittles into individual colors. Then we started stacking. Make sure the gold coins are standing upright at the bottom so they are visible.
Layer the Skittles on top of the golden coins and then top with marshmallows for clouds.
Wrap the cup up with cellophane and tie with a cute ribbon!
I love that the rooster is just chillin’ in the background, lol! And how adorable are those shirts my mom made for the girls?! So cute!
I hope everyone has a great St. Patrick’s Day!!