If you catch a leprechaun, legend has it, he has to tell you where he hid his gold. So what could be more fun than trying to catch a leprechaun? When I was a little girl, my mom taught me how to set a leprechaun trap, and this year I decided K was old enough to set one of her own. She can’t wait for “Leprechaun Day” as she calls it.
To make your own leprechaun trap you must first know that a leprechaun’s favorite treat is, of course, Lucky Charms and that leprechauns are attracted to green. So here is what you will need:
- A green strawberry pint basket
- The perfect stick
- Lucky Charms
On the eve of St. Patrick’s Day, have your kiddos help you set the trap in hopes of catching your very own leprechaun. (Snacking on Magically Delicious charms is half the fun.)
Of course, you can’t actually catch a leprechaun (they are too quick). But if you are lucky, he will leave behind a few gold coins (AKA shinny pennies, gold chocolate coins, etc) as evidence of his quick escape. Perhaps your leprechaun is a wily one and will overturn his entrapment or loose a few shamrocks in his escape. Use your imagination, think Elf on the Shelf gone green.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!