Kids Corner

How to Catch a Leprechaun…

Move over Elf on the Shelf, there is a new holiday book in town for St. Patrick’s Day.  Except this time, you are trying to set a trap to catch your very own leprechaun.  Parents rejoice, no elf to keep track of every day.  Instead, tap into your creative side and design a trap to catch your leprechaun on St. Patrick’s Day.

If you don’t know what I am talking about, let me clue you in.  How to Catch a Leprechaun by Adam Wallace is a story about a quick little leprechaun who loves shenanigans but is extremely fast.  Can you make a trap that can catch this little guy?

Well, we certainly had fun trying at my house.  Christmas isn’t the only holiday that has a little bit of magic mixed in.  Spend some time with your little ones this week devising a plan to catch your leprechaun.  This year we used an empty tube, construction paper, glue, glitter and sequins. My two-year old quickly realized though that we needed a ladder because leprechauns can’t fly.  Thank goodness for toothpicks, they saved the day and became our ladder. Once we had our container the way we enjoyed, we set our trap.  Everyone knows a leprechaun can’t resist some gold coins and lucky charms.

This cute activity required little to no effort on my end, we used items we already had in the house.  Plus, my two-year old is obsessed with checking the trap now every morning. So, if you’re looking for a new book and a fun Saturday morning craft, look no further.  I will also be bringing this to school this week and having my students create traps, which we will write about during writing time.

Have you made a trap? Show me your pictures- I would love to see them!  What do you do to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day??

See you over the rainbow!

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