Rainbow Shapes Scavenger Hunt

We aren’t actually searching for a rainbow with a pot of gold at the end of it, but we are searching for a rainbow of shapes with a prize at the end. This is a great Saturday morning (St. Patrick’s Day) activity and is best for younger children because it helps teach colors and shapes. You can let the older kids read the clues aloud for everyone. I set up our scavenger hunt inside using toys as our shapes. My kids had fun trying to think of what toys we own that would be the right color and shape so they could hunt for them. If you have really young kids you might want to leave them in plain view so they can find them a little easier. Our last clue read “in the kitchen a green treat is waiting in a rectangle container”. Guess what they found? Cupcakes with green frosting!

If you want to set up your own scavenger hunt you can download my scavenger hunt clue list.


How To:

  1. Print out the Rainbow Scavenger Hunt Clue List.
  2. Write the color of each item next to the correct shape. Create your own last clue leading your kids to the prize.
  3. Cut apart clues, roll them up and tie them closed with string.
  4. Tape the paper clues to each shape.
  5. Involve the whole family on your rainbow shapes hunt.


To find more Spring time crafts you and your family will enjoy visit the links below:

Toilet Paper Tube Chicks

Recycle those tubes into cute little chicks you can use as a spring time decoration.

Spring Chicks House

Turn a domed vending machine container into a house for some mini-chenille chicks.