“How to Catch a Leprechaun” and Make a Leprechaun Trap

Weekly Trip to the Library

Irish folklore describes leprechaun as little fairies. Legend says they keep pots of gold at the ends of rainbows. Every Saint Patrick’s Day my Nanny Kids and I make leprechaun traps along with thousands of kids around the world.

How to Catch a Leprechaun is a perfect children’s book for four- to ten-year-old kids, by Adam Wallace about catching a leprechaun.

In How to Catch a Leprechaun we learn that leprechaun are sneaky. Catching them is difficult, but the story teaches what is needed to catch them. The illustrations are great. Start a St. Patrick’s Day tradition with your Nanny Kids with this fun, rhyming, and lively children’s book.

Make a Leprechaun Trap

You Will Need:

Empty Cardboard Shoe Box
Green, Black and Gold Glitter Paper
Glue
Decorations of Any Kind
Scissors

What to Do:

1. Cut a small flap on the top of a cardboard shoe box to act as a trap door to catch the leprechaun.

2. Using glue, cover the box with glitter paper. Make sure to keep the top of box easy to open so you can put treats in and out of the box. Make sure the trap door can open as well.

3. Decorate the box as you choose. My youngest nanny kid chose to cut out gold coins from glitter paper to entice the leprechaun to the trap door.

4. On Saint Patrick’s Day fill the box with Irish treats and gifts and a note from the leprechaun reading, “Better Luck Next Time!” I also leave the kids a few cookies or little Saint Patrick’s Day trinkets left by the leprechaun.

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