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.
The green footprints led her on a leprechaun hunt around the house, under a chair, even under the couch, then disappeared under a pillow where she found a pot of gold.
I used the yellow checkers from a Connect 4 game as the gold and a black measuring cup as the pot. I also hid a Cadbury eclair (in a gold foil wrapper) among the coins. As you can see, she was very excited when she discovered it!
Perhaps the leprechauns will make another quiet time visit for St. Patrick’s Day!
I cut my leprechaun footprints out of green construction paper, but Somewhat Simple has a cute tutorial for making leprechaun footprints using green ink and a kid’s fist.