This fun project is perfect for St. Patrick's Day. Have your students complete this project as Family Homework. Students and their families make a Leprechaun Trap and bring it to school to set on St. Patrick's Eve. Hopefully, your students will catch a real, live leprechaun so they can see him up close. If the sneaky leprechaun gets away, he will leave them a note with some of his gold.
This unit includes:
* A Description of the Project
* An Original Poem to Mr. Leprechaun
* A Letter to Parents Explaining the Project
* Leprechaun Trap planning page
* How to Catch a Leprechaun Story Planning Page and Story Writing Page
* A Leprechaun Really Looks Like art page
* Leprechauns Can, Have, Are
* Several Versions of a note from Mr. Leprechaun to the kids to leave beside their “sprung” traps
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I absolutely loved this unit!!! My students and their families had a blast making their traps and we enjoyed seeing all of the different creative ideas. This gave my students so many shared experiences for writing and conversations. Thanks!
This packet it AMAZING!! The Leprechaun Trap project was awesome!! My kids and their families got so into it... even though I made the project optional! The writing prompts were also wonderful! I have my kids write everyday so these were nice, fun themed prompts for them! THANK YOU!!!
March 25, 2013
very cute, some traps were done early so I would spring them and leave something like little handprint stamps etc as a sign a leprechaun had been by
March 24, 2013
Fantastic seasonal activity. Thanks a bunch!
March 19, 2013
We made our traps at school this year and then I used your writing sheets to help them write about how their trap works. It was so helpful and their writing turned out great! Thanks! I'll be using your parent letter next year!
I have seven years' experience (including both public and private schools). I have taught first grade for one year, second grade for four years, and fifth grade for one year. I am back in first grade this year and loving it!!