It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day and there is a leprechaun on the loose in our classroom!
We’re excited to be doing some fun activities for St. Patrick’s Day this week. We have a sneaky leprechaun on the loose right now.
He’s sure a sneaky guy! So of course this week for our Literacy Snack, we are reading, Leprechaun On The Loose, by Marcia Thornton Jones.
A leprechaun is loose and is causing all sorts of mischief in the classroom. The leprechaun licks the green icing fromt the cupcakes, swims in the classroom fish tank, and lets the class hampster out of its cage, etc. There is only one classmate that can see and hear the leprechaun and is determined to catch him.
There are a ton of fun ideas you add to do with this books but for our snack today, we’ll be making a leprechaun trap!
Each student will need
1 full size graham cracker
1 pretzel stick
1 large marshmallow
a handful of Lucky Charms cereal (I happened to find special St. Patrick’s day kind at Target)
This week with our snack, we’re mixing in a bit of STEM fun. Ultimately, the kids can create their very own trap for the leprechaun using the ingredients they’ve been given. To make the one that I share, the students will simply place the pretzel stick into the marshmallow and lean the graham cracker again the pretzel stick. Place your lucky charms under the “trap” to attract the leprechaun.
After they students have created their snack trap, I created a free printable for them to work on. They’ll be able to draw a trap of their own and write about it.
As a bonus, there is a leprechaun trap on the back of the Lucky Charms cereal box that we’re going to put together after our snack is finished!
You can download the free printable below.
So many fun ideas with this leprechaun on the loose! Hope your kids have fun building their traps!
See you next time!