Just like the Scout Elves, leprechauns love celebrations, especially March birthday parties. Lucky for the birthday girl or boy and their guests, a leprechaun visited your home and left a series of fun activities in his wake.
A Lucky Party
Follow the leprechaun’s trail of tiny footprints to discover all he left behind for the celebration!
- To Eat: First, his footprints will lead to the kitchen. Start by letting children decorate cupcakes left by the leprechaun himself. Give each child a cupcake—turned green with the help of food coloring—and then, let them decorate with green frosting and sprinkles.
- To Do: Continue to follow the footprints until you find a note that says, “Catch me if you can!” Take your pint-sized visitor up on his offer by helping guests create their very own leprechaun traps. Give each child a shoe box and an array of art supplies for this craft that lets children try to outsmart the clever creatures! Kids can get creative and conceptualize their own traps, or you can lead them through creating a simple trap outlined below:
- One shoebox per child
- Tissue paper
- Wooden craft sticks
- Chocolate gold coins
- Markers, crayons or other art supplies for decorating purposes
- On top of the box, cut a square large enough for the leprechaun to fall through.
- Tape tissue paper over the hole, creating a false floor the leprechaun will fall through when he comes looking for gold!
- Build a small ladder using wooden craft sticks and glue, and then, lean it on the side of the box. The leprechaun can climb this ladder to get on top of the box, where the treasure will be!
- Place chocolate gold coins on top of the box, opposite of the ladder and on the other side of the false floor. This will entice the leprechaun to climb onto the top of the box and across the false floor, hopefully trapping him!
- Let kids get creative decorating their traps. Advertising “free gold” is a great way to catch the eye of any lingering leprechauns!
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