Have you ever caught a Leprechaun? No? Well we have not either…but we sure do try every St. Patrick’s Day. The kids love to set a Leprechaun Trap for a little St. Patrick’s Day Fun. Today we’d like to teach you how to trap a leprechaun.
We have never caught one of those sneaky little Leprechauns. The Leprechauns come in the middle of the night and snatch our little black pot, without setting off the trap, and leave a trail of little green footprints to a hidden clue. This clue leads to another and so on, sending the kids on a “treasure hunt”. After following the trail of clues, the kids are eventually led to the “end of the rainbow” where they find a “pot of gold!”
The Leprechauns usually leave us some Rolo candies, peppermint patties, and Hershey’s kisses and Pot of Gold candy. (Basically anything the “Momma Leprechauns” can find that has a silver or gold wrapper). We painted a “pot” black (a terracotta plant from any craft store).
Each St. Patrick’s eve, in anticipation of the Leprechauns arrival we set out the pot underneath a trap (a laundry basket held up by a stick that has a notch on the end). For bait, we put some broccoli into the pot because everybody knows that Leprechauns love broccoli (hence their greenish skin color). Every year the trap goes untouched, the broccoli is missing and the pot has been hidden for us to seek and discover. What does your family do for your St. Patrick’s Day Traditions? Pin It