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Make a Leprechaun Trap for St. Patrick’s Day

Making a Leprechaun Trap

With St. Patrick’s Day approaching, my kids wanted to catch a Leprechaun, with a Leprechaun trap. They devised a plan that involved a trap and gold.

I had them color regular printer paper with St. Patrick’s day themes, including “Free Gold” (which if you look closely at the picture above you’ll see) and we taped them onto a box. Then, my son grabbed a wooden spoon, placed somegold under the box, anything sparkly will do, and I sent them off to bed.

The next morning we found the trap had been sprung but alas, no Leprechaun, however, he did leave a chocolate gold coin for each child and a fun letter for them.

leprechaun trap

We also found a few tricks had been played on us!

The kids woke up to green streamers everywhere and a box of Lucky Charms left by the Leprechaun. The kids really loved running around the streamers pretending they were lasers.

leprechaun trap and tricks

My son went to use the bathroom and he screamed, “Oh, the leprechaun got us again”! This one is an odd trick but the kids laughed and it is sometimes the little things that make the difference.

So, though the leprechaun trap didn’t catch him this year, the kids really enjoyed trying!

Making the Day a Bit More Fun!

As I mentioned above, the leprechaun left a letter for the kids… in reality I obviously created a Leprechaun Letter for them. It’s one of those things I said I would do every St. Patrick’s Day, for a couple years, and then I always forgot to… but this year I did it and thought others might like the ease of just printing one.

So, for those of you looking for a quick way to add some more fun to St. Patty’s Day… I created a few leprechaun letters, added some coloring pages and a snack recipe… and added to my Etsy shop!  Head over to Etsy to grab it!

I also added one for the classroom for all of you teachers! Grab the Classroom Leprechaun Letter here!

For even more fun, check out this sweet St. Patrick’s Day keepsake to make with your kiddos and for those wanting to know more about St. Patrick’s Day, head over and read these 9 St. Patrick’s Day facts!

Have a great St. Patrick’s Day! Comment below about some of your St. Patty’s Day traditions and if you make a leprechaun trap, don’t forget to post a picture to Instagram or Facebook and tag me @bemandfam!

May the luck of the Irish be with you!

BEM + fam 🙂

St. Patrick's Day Printables



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