Leprechaun Hunt

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The Mia Maid class had a brain storming session and came up with this activity for all the Young Women to enjoy!  They planned a scavenger hunt to take place around the church building.  Scriptures were printed on four-leaf clovers...  leading them from one clue to the next.  Eventually leading them to the pot-of-gold at the end of the value rainbow.
They were designed and created by two of our Young Women.  I loved the gold sparkle trim!
"We seek after these things:  the Young Women Values."
And of course a bit o'fun!
A rainbow was created from butcher paper. These were the colors of our value rainbow: white/faith, blue/divine nature, red/individual worth, green/knowledge, orange/choice and accountability, yellow/good works, and purple/integrity. At the end of the rainbow was a cauldron filled with gold/virtue nuggets. There was also a friendly leprechaun guarding the pot of gold.
The hunt:
  • The young women were divided into 3 groups.
  • Each group was given a Clover Clue with a their first value and scripture (location) clue.
  • Each group started with a different clue.  But all groups ended up with their last clue leading them back into the Young Women room.
  • Each group had one set of scriptures and something to write with.
  • They looked up the scripture written on the clover.
  • Used the scripture to lead them to the location of the next clue.
  • They were asked to write down what the location had to do with the value printed on the clover.
  • And so on...  until they were all led back into the Young Women's room.
These are the clues our young women decided on for the activity.  I thought they were fairly clever myself.  :)  The scripture holding within it a clue to the next location.
Value:  Faith
Scripture:  Matthew 17:20
This clover will lead them to:  a Tree
Value:  Divine Nature
Scripture:  3 Nephi 22:13
This clover will lead them to: the Nursery Room
Value:  Individual Worth
Scripture:  Titus 2:4
This clover will lead them to: the Young Women's Room
Value:  Knowledge
Scripture:  Job 19:23
This clover will lead them to: the Library
Value:  Choice and Accountability
Scripture:  Malachi 3:8
This clover will lead them to:  tithing slips/Bishop's office
Value:  Good Works
Scripture:  2 Corinthians 8:14
This clover will lead them to: the Supply Closet
Value:  Integrity
Scripture:  Isaiah 54:73
This clover will lead them to: the Primary Room
Value:  Virtue
Scripture:  Doctrine and Covenants 38:24
This clover will lead them to: the Chapel

To help keep each team on their own path, we printed a separate set of shamrock clues for each team - using a different colored paper for each set. (you could even have each team's set of clues printed on different shades of green to keep with St Patrick's Day) :) It took a bit for the girls to figure out how it was all going to work out, but after trial and error - they did it.
  • St Patrick's day was created to celebrate Christianity being brought to Ireland by Saint Patrick.
  • The shamrock, which is the symbol of Ireland, stands for the Trinity (Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost).
Each Young Woman had to recite the 13th Article of Faith before receiving her pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. A bag filled with rainbow colored licorice along with a Hershey's Extra Creamy Milk Chocolate Bar with Toffee and Almond.  Yummy!  (the truffle looking things in the back are our St Patrick's Day favorites...  Irish Potato Candy - a hit with our neighbors!)

A couple of the girls brought cookies to share with the group.  One brought homemade sugar cookies with green frosting and sprinkles, the other brought blarney stone cookies.
BLARNEY STONE COOKIES (pistachio cookies)
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 package pistachio pudding mix (4-serving)
2 eggs
6 drops green food coloring
2 1/2 cups flour (high altitudes: add ½ cup more flour)
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups butterscotch chips
1 cup pecans, finely chopped
Preheat oven to 350 F. Cream together the butter, sugars, vanilla, and pudding mix. Add eggs and food coloring, mix. Next, add in flour and baking soda. Stir in butterscotch chips and chopped pecans. For best results chill for several hours. This will help prevent cookie from spreading out to much during baking. Roll into walnut sized balls and place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8 minutes.
After the activity, I found these adorable Rainbow Cupcakes.  So cute!


  1. So I did this with my Mia Maids today and I placed all the clovers where you said the location was...but the scripture just led them to that same location...I thought the scripture on each clover was supposed to lead to the next clue. For example, you said the clover with the scripture for tithing should be placed my tithing slips...but the one before that should have had the scripture for tithing. We managed to fix it by having them come back to me after they found each clue for their next scripture, but it made it much more time consuming.

  2. (wish I knew your name), I am sorry the directions were not communicated clearly. I updated the blog post and hopefully it is a bit more clear for the next one who wants to use the idea. I sure hope your girls had a good night regardless of the hiccup. So sorry!

  3. Such a cute idea, thanks! I'm excited for our girls to do this next week. Also, I think for Integrity maybe you meant Isaiah 54:13? It says 73 but there aren't that many verses in that chapter. I quickly scanned through the chapter and guessed that it was verse 13. Thanks again for such a wonderful idea!


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