For Saint Patrick’s Day, mix up some green paint, toss in some leprechaun traps ideas, and add a dash of humor for one of the most lasting memories your children will have.
Legend states that leprechauns are mischievous fairies in Ireland who are typically male and wear either a red or green coat. Leprechauns live a solitary life, making shoes, and hiding their gold in a pot at the end of a rainbow, but if you can catch one, he must grant you three wishes.
But, how do you catch a leprechaun?
Amuse your children by working together to build a leprechaun trap.
- Pot of Gold by Lori Danelle
- Tissue Box Trap by DLTK
- Leprechaun Gold by Homemade Mamas
- Cereal Box Leprechaun Trap by Crafts by Amanda
- Shoebox Leprechaun Trap by The Crafting Chicks
- Tin Can Trap by Kruses Doing Their Personal Best
When a leprechaun comes to visit
Remember… leprechauns love mischief, and if you invite one to stay with you, you should expect some silly tricks.
- Rainbow Window Paints at Apartment Therapy
- Green Milk by Jared Johnson Fam
- Chocolate Syrups Toothpaste by The Muddy Princess
- Leprechaun Potty Trick by A Differentiated Kindergarten
- Magic Leprechaun Rocks by Gift of Curiosity
- Green Water by Steve Spangler Science
Other fun leprechaun crafts and activities
And, if all that fun was not enough, check out these other creative ideas!
- Toilet Paper Roll Leprechauns by View from the Fridge
- Leprechaun Ladders by Mrs. Byrd’s Learning Tree
- Rainbow Chain Craft by Crafty Morning
- Construction Paper Leprechaun by Housing a Forest
- Paper Leprechaun Hat by All Kids Network
- Gold Dig by Pleasantest Thing
- Fork Print Leprechaun Beard by Crafty Morning
Children’s Books about Leprechauns
Leprechauns on Video
- Counting with a Leprechaun! (St. Patrick’s Day counting song for kids)
- Leprechaun’s Gold
- Saint Patrick’s Day Song for Children | St. Patrick’s Day Songs for Children
- How To Draw A Leprechaun
- Five Little Leprechauns St. Patrick’s Day Song by Peter Apel (Preschool Felt / Flannel Board)
- Free Printable St. Patrick’s Day Jokes for Kids
- Free St. Patrick’s Day Math Worksheets
- Free Saint Patrick’s Day Coloring Pages
- Free Talk Like a Leprechaun Sheet
- Free St. Patrick’s Day Printable Pack
- St. Patrick’s Day Printable Activities
More St’ Patrick’s Day Fun
- Coffee Filter Shamrocks – a simple but festive craft the kids will love.
- Stenciled Shamrock Shirt for Kids – decorate a plain t-shirt with the Luck of the Irish.
- Host a Leprechaun Lunch – have lunch with leprechaun style.
- Printable St Patrick’s Day Jokes for Kids – keep them giggling all day long.
- St Patrick’s Day Party Printables – host a party for the children and decorate with these free printables.
- 50+ Shamrock Crafts for Kids – check out tons of shamrock craft ideas to keep the kids busy.
- Leprechaun Trap Ideas and Mischief for Kids – what’s St Patrick’s Day without a little mischief?
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