Friday, March 18, 2016

Leprechaun Shenanigans!

 Irish blessings to all!  St. Patrick's Day is one of my favorite 'holidays'.  My little ones are at a perfect age to do so many fun things with.  This week we were all about green, shamrocks, and leprechauns! 
I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching to share our shenanigans.  :)
 Our learning included sorting shamrocks by color for the younger lads, reading color words, and identifying the letters in color words for my older leprechauns.

 For math, we counted coins, and after adding magnetic tape to the back,
we used them in this 10 frame fun…….
  Rainbows were cut apart and matched according to upper and lowercase letters.  We even matched up partners for additional activities by the friend with the corresponding letter of the alphabet.

We made leprechaun hats by bingo dotting orange the outside of a paper plate.
Then we attached a hat and sentence strip.  Isn't this little sweetie adorable?!?!
 After reading 'The Night Before St. Patrick's Day', my sweetie pies decided to make their own leprechaun traps.  I was super impressed with their planning of the traps.  They added gold coins to entice the leprechaun.
 Some chose legos, while others used blocks, and….
 Magna Tiles (a class favorite)
 Well, imagine their surprise {and excitement!} when the next morning the traps were destroyed, the gold was gone, and a leprechaun had not been caught!
After deciding the leprechaun was a wee tiny thing, they got serious with their traps!
They even created special glasses to help see him!
 {Kinda like super spy glasses that magnify everything and give you x-ray vision!}
 The traps became more elaborate.
 And, guards and reinforcements were brought in!
Well, darn the luck, the sneaky leprechaun was never caught, but he did provide lots of clues for us to follow.
Where he left use a special treat of rainbow licorice and gold wrapped candies.

Maybe next year we will have better luck!
What did you do to celebrate St. Patricks's Day?  


  1. Your leprechaun hats look great! I like how you used the pennies in the 10 frames!

  2. Your little kiddos are so cute! Looks like they had an exciting week :)

    Stacy @Made with Love

  3. I love the simplicity of their leprechaun traps! Coming from first where it was a home project, this is a breath of fresh air! The variety of classroom materials was perfect and I am sure they loved creating their traps:)