Thursday, March 17, 2011

Holiday Fun: Set a Leprechaun Trap

Fun Idea:  Leprechaun traps

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all! Are you decked out in green? Are you prepared to catch a leprechaun?

Here is a fun, free way to enjoy this Saint Patrick’s Day with your children: Create a leprechaun trap!

Sounds fun, right? Avoid hearing, “I’m bored.” Challenge your children to build a leprechaun trap. Arm the kids with the recycling bin, access to kitchen drawers (depending on their age), natural resources outdoors (this could be a green activity), or even craft supplies.  You may want to provide some rope or string if the trap will need to be set by pulling.

Then send your children outdoors. Let them be creative and come up with their own leprechaun bait. What would lure them in? Perhaps rainbows, shiny coins, special shiny rocks. 

Then let them build the trap. This is a great idea for a group project or even a team event. 

Then, set the trap in motion. If no leprechauns show up near your trap, use an item like a tennis ball and see if the leprechaun trap can hold it. Good luck! But I’ve heard that sometimes we never see them and only see the gold dust or glitter that they leave behind!

Post a comment with a link to a picture if your kiddos create a trap.

Do your kids need some inspiration? Check out these links:

Family Fun
To Catch a Leprechaun

Image of Leprechaun trap

Leprechaun Traps (teacher tip)

Enjoy! And, Mom and Dad, here is one for the two of you. See who can make a word using the most letters from LEPRECHAUN. (BTW, you cannot use leprechaun). Let me know what you come up with.

No comments:

Post a Comment