Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in your classroom with this Leprechaun Trap FREEBIE!

I designed this Leprechaun Trap Freebie for teachers out there who love St. Patrick’s Day as much as I do!  We have so much fun celebrating in kindergarten each year.  One of my students’ favorite activities is trying to catch a leprechaun.  In this post, I’ll explain how I tie this theme into literature, writing, and art activities during the week of St. Patrick’s Day.  

Prior to using your Leprechaun Trap FREEBIE…

The day before St. Patrick’s Day, we read the story How to Catch a Leprechaun
I tell the kids that we are going to try to catch a leprechaun.  Together, we write a list of ideas as to how we could do so.  


Building and Assembling Your Traps

I explain the leprechaun trap, and set it out as an independent art center while I work with my small groups on our How to Catch a Leprechaun Writing Flip Books.  

After centers, I usually play a 10 minute Go Noodle while I staple the traps into cylinders.


Set Out & Fill Your Leprechaun Traps

We set out our traps on our tables or along the window sill at the end of they day. 

I fill my traps with small items from the Dollar Store such as pretend gold coins, green and gold beads, or stickers.  I LOVE this St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Loot Kit that comes with confetti and gold coins. 

St. Patrick’s Day Morning

On the morning of St. Patrick’s Day, the kids are SO excited to see if they have caught a leprechaun.  My teacher trap that I set out on the stage in the front of my room is the only trap that has actually caught a stuffed leprechaun.  He is holding a letter that I read to the kids.  My letter is included in the file as an added bonus, but you can always make your own.

I picked up my plush leprechaun (seen in my preview) from the Target Dollar Spot a few years ago.  Amazon has some great ones like this if you want one for your teacher trap!  Your kids will get a kick out of it!


Snag the St. Patrick’s Day FREEBIE!

Head to the Kindergarten Korner FREE Resources Library to access this free St. Patrick’s Day resource!

This activity goes perfectly with my How to Catch a Leprechaun Bulletin Board Bundle!  It’s a great activity to work on procedural writing and sequence using the terms “first, next, then, and last.”

St. Patrick's Day Bulletin Board

Looking for more ideas to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in your primary classroom?  Check out my St. Patrick’s Day FUN 101 Blog Post HERE!

Most importantly, have fun celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with your students!