St. Patrick's Day is this weekend, and it's a great opportunity to have fun with your kids. Thanks to our readers who shared these Leprechaun activities for Kids with us! Visit our discussion forum for more fun St. Patrick's Day ideas, recipes and crafts. Or, look at the great ideas on on St. Patrick's Day Board on Pinterest.
Leprechaun Activities for Kids
Leprechaun Trap cake
Forum member Kellynkay made this St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun Trap Cake for her girls last year. It's adorable! She tells us, “We've even baited it with lots & lots of gold. The kids were excited to leave it out overnight to see if we could catch the little stinker. SURPRISE! No wonder there was gold – it was at the end of the rainbow. The kids were TOTALLY surprised when I cut it this morning!”
Naughty Leprechaun Trick
The leprechaun in Shell's house was quite naughty last year. “I used green food coloring in the potty. For the feet, I painted the sides of my hands (make a fist while you're doing it) with green watercolor paint and then “Stamped” the foot. The toes are just dots with my fingertips. *I used watercolor paint because I knew it wouldn't stain the seat green after the leprechaun did his business and left.”
Forum member ecarlson posted this photo of her Leprechaun Refrigerator in our crafts photo gallery. She writes, “This was made using construction paper. The kids enjoyed cutting out the different shapes they thought would work for the face. The eyes are google eyes and the buttons are stickers, but everything else is construction paper.”
Susie came up with this fun Leprechaun Activity for Kids: Leprechaun Footprints. “To get into the spirit of St. Patrick's Day, I taught my preschooler about leprechauns and pots of gold at the end of rainbows. That afternoon, when Maggie finished quiet time, she found tiny, green, leprechaun footprints leading from the door of her room.”