I am planning a “Leprechaun Treasure Hunt” using these shamrocks for St. Patrick’s Day in my preschool class.  I will hide the clues (shamrocks) throughout the class, or in the backyard (depending on the weather).  The kiddos will follow the colors of the rainbow starting with the rainbow colored shamrock, then red, orange, yellow, green, blue & purple.  At the end of the rainbow, a treasure awaits!  I haven’t filled the treasure chest yet, but check back on Saturday and I’ll share my ideas for that as well as a sneaky way to make leprechaun footprints!

If you would like to download these “Rainbow Shamrocks” and send your little ones on a leprechaun hunt, here is the link:


***After downloading the zipped file to your computer, right click on it and then select extract.  It should open the file and you are good to go! Remember, these downloads are for personal use only please***

For a fun twist, you could make Nikkala’s Leprechaun Trap and then hide the first clue inside the trap!  They may not catch the leprechaun, but at least he could leave a note!  How fun would that be?!

For other fun St. Patrick’s Printables…17 Amazing ones!  (Details for the St. Patricks Kit)

St. Patrick’s Day Mega Kit in our Crafting Chicks Shoppe!

St. Patrick's Day Printables


  1. The link says it is invalid – thanks for the good idea though

  2. how fun! these are the days i miss the classroom…sigh…

    here are some fun ideas to incorporate on st. patty’s day {from my 2nd grade class, but it worked when i was in preK as well}

    st. patty’s classroom ideas


  3. I am so in love with this idea.
    My son will not be in school on St. Patrick’s Day…but I think he (and his little sister) will love this activity!!
    Thanks so much for sharing!!

  4. I love it Jamie. I am definitely doing this with my boys this year. Thanks for sharing friend.

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  6. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 7 post on Mar. 11, 2011. Thanks again.

  7. Michelle Says: March 12, 2011 at 7:41 am

    I couldn’t get the link to work either. I tried it a bunch of times

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  15. Gail riegel Says: February 19, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    these are four leaf clovers a shamrock has three leaves, St. Patrick used them to teach the holy trinity.I love the idea though!

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  20. This is awesome! Pinning it! 🙂 LOVE it!!!

  21. Going to do this with my girls! Can I post this on my blog?

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  24. I also think this is a way cute idea but can not get it to print. Love your site!

  25. We did this today with our moms’ group! The kids had a great time. We had one “big kid” who did all the reading, and the little ones looked around for the shamrocks. Thanks for sharing the printables!

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  27. thank you so much! I’m using some of your clues & ideas for a hunt for a rainbow bday party.

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  29. I would love to do this for my kids at home, but the link is not valid. Is there another way you could send these or another way I could upload them. mdwatson12@gmail.com

  30. Brilliant! Thank you so much!

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  33. i realize that this is older, but i’m LOVING it and would love to do it for my boys… but the linkage isn’t working 🙁 any suggestions? thank you!

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  35. Love this idea! I could not get the download. Could you email to me perhaps? Planning a Kinder party and this would be PERFECT!!!

  36. Our Easter Hunt is on St. Patty’s Day this year. I hiding these is the eggs!

  37. I also love this, but cannot get them to print. Would you be willing to email them? Thanks!

  38. I am a Kindergarten teacher in Florida….love this idea but couldnt get them to download/print. Any suggestions or can you email the file to me? Love…love…love! I am also using your Mother’s Day questionaire with my Kinders – their answers are a hoot! 🙂

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  40. Can you email me the link? mine is also saying it is invalid. Came across this on another website that linked me here. Love this!

  41. Ok everybody, I’ve fixed the link! It definitely works now. Download away and enjoy! 🙂

  42. Thank you for sharing your hard work. Love this idea to do with my boys!

  43. SO fantastic! I’m sharing this in a 5 for Friday roundup of St. Patrick’s Day Treasure Hunt ideas on my blog tomorrow, including one pic and a link back to this post. Thanks for sharing such great printables!!

  44. I download the files but it won’t let me print them. Print is not an option.

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  46. Dana Harris Says: February 23, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Love this idea!!! I want to do it for my son’s preschool class but having problems downloading?… Any suggestions? Thank you for posting!

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