Today at school, my munchkins were introduced to the mayhem of Leprechauns. In one class, the little guy left green footprints and the classroom a disaster.
While at school, each classroom was filled with stories:
- “The Leprechaun is hiding on the playground”.
- “I heard giggles in the classroom from a Leprechaun”.
- “We sang songs to try to get the Leprechaun to re-appear”.
- “We followed clues around the playground on search for the Leprechaun”.
The kids were so excited about him, that when we got home, we needed to build a “Leprechaun Catcher” just to try and get a sneak peak of these magical little men.
I decided not to go too fancy, one because the kids were going to help build and find supplies throughout the house, and two because we have a dance class we have to get ready for tonight – just not enough time.
These are the items we found around the house:
- 1 cardboard box
- packs of colored card stock
- cotton balls
- rainbow colored star stickers
- paper cutter
- plastic table cloth roll
- 1 bowl
- Lucky Charms
We used the table cloth to cover the inside of the box, making it look like green grass. While I was taping it down, the kids used the stickers to decorate strips of paper to make the rainbow. Once the box was covered, we added a large piece of tape so the kids could stick cotton balls to the tape to make a cloud. We then taped the strips of paper under the cloud to for a rainbow. Filled a bowl of Lucky Charms to lure our Leprechaun in. Added a few pieces of St. Patrick’s’ Day scrap book paper to make it more festive.
The kids LOVED creating our little Leprechaun Catcher. How are you share the love of the Irish tradition with your kids? One tip: Make sure you spell Leprechaun right! HA!!!