"" The Exhausted Mom: The Teacher In Me ~ Trapping Leprechauns

March 14, 2013

The Teacher In Me ~ Trapping Leprechauns

St. Patrick's Day is such a fun holiday for kids.  There is luck, magic, mystery & tons & tons of green! 

In our class, instead of just writing about being lucky, we test our luck by trying to catch...what else, LEPRECHAUNS!  Those little men of mystery that are said to lead you to a pot of gold.  Who doesn't want that? 

We invite the men of our class to join us and lend their creative and building skills to help their little people build Leprechaun Traps.  It's such a neat project since the dads, grandpas, uncles, etc. can rarely make it into the classroom since they are always working.  

Here's what we need:

  • We ask the parents for their "junk."  We want all recycled materials (cereal boxes, milk jugs, water bottles, toilet paper tubes, etc.  Anything that will help with the construction of the traps.  
  • St. Patty's Day is all about green.  So we use green everything.  Green tape, string, yarn, pipe cleaners,  stickers, ribbon.  You name it, we have green.
  • Gold coins.  What Leprechaun doesn't love gold coins?  So what better way to lure one into your trap than with gold coins?  Enough said.

Here's what to do:

  • The men and kids use their imaginations to construct their traps.

Do you think this will catch a Leprechaun?

Then, since the men took time out of their very busy days, we write them special thank you notes.  They are in the shape of dress shirts with ties.  TOO CUTE!

What do you do that's special for St. Patty's Day?  I love new ideas!



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