Please enjoy this free informational letter to send home around St. Patrick's Day! This letter explains what your students need to do for this Leprechaun Trap family project and when it need to be returned by. This would make for a GREAT simple machines activity as well!! I hope you enjoy it! If you
Can you create a trap that can catch and hold one leprechaun cut-out?
Materials: (per student)
Variety of found materials (outdoor or craft)
Scissors, tape and glue
Cardboard and paper scraps
Popsicle sticks, straws, etc.
This packet contains all the information you need t
A great project to reinforce how-to writing skills and oral presentations! This packet includes the following:
~ Parent information letter with project instructions
~ Pictures from previous projects
~ How-To Steps Worksheet
~ Illustration Worksheet
~ Grading Rubric
~ 16 awards
Common Core Standar
This Leprechaun Trap is the perfect STEM project for the month of March! It can be done as an individual in class assignment, a group project, or can be sent home as a family project!
It contains all the pieces to "kick off" your traps, including a letter from Lucky the Leprechaun, a "Wanted" Poste
This is a St. Patrick's Day Project where students construct Leprechaun Traps using what they know about Simple Machines.
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My students LOVE this project every year!! You can use old scrap materials from your classroom and student donations to build the traps. No need to go out and
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
You must be very clever to catch a tricky leprechaun! In this product, students are challenged to build a trap to catch a leprechaun! Great for STEM design challenges!
This product includes:
-Project explanation page
-Family letter asking for materials
-Web resources and books to read in the clas
Get Caught Engineering a Leprechaun Trap!
Your students’ engineering skills are needed to build a leprechaun trap because the local leprechaun has been causing all kinds of problems. Their trap needs to use at least one simple machine. Since leprechauns don’t like to be seen, the trap
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Themed-based lessons with standards-based activities are the perfect way to integrate tried-and-true methods with Common Core and 21st Century Learning.
This Engineering themed set can be used in a variety of ways! Activities are perfect for academic learning centers, large
Leprechaun Trap, St. Patrick's Day
Want to make St. Patrick's Day fun AND throw in a dash of curriculum all at the same time? These activities are science, math and language arts based centred around making a leprechaun trap as an at home project and bringing it to school. Please see the preview for
St. Patrick's Day clip art! This 39 piece St. Patrick's Day clipart bundle features 2 different leprechaun traps (a box and a ladder with a hat trap), pot of gold, gold coins, smiley gold coins, leprechaun hat, footprints, shoe prints, peekaboo leprechaun St. Patrick sign, and "Free Gold" signs! It
Looking for a way to incorporate more writing into science class or make language arts class more integrated? Try the Leprechaun Trap Science and Persuasive Writing 5-Day Challenge! This activity includes collaboration, critical thinking, drawing, engineering, persuasive writing, and public speaki
This is a fun and exciting way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in your classroom. Students plan and build a leprechaun trap and afterwards reflect on how their plan worked or didn't work! Also included are an original poem, class book, and drink recipe with graph. These fun printables are surprisi
This is a fun St. Patrick's Day project sheet where the kids build a Leprechaun Trap. This is a printable sheet that explains the project and gives all the details needed. There can be many inclass extensions to this project. This can be used with the book The Leprechaun Trap by David and Kelly Clin
HHow do I like to incorporate holidays into my academic days? With a STEM challenge of course! Students will design and build a Leprechaun Trap!
This challenge involves science and engineering process skills. You may choose to include background on traps and allow students to do some research on
This is one of my students' favorite activities. Using "junk" from around their houses and the classroom, students build their own leprechaun trap. After constructing their trap, students must write a "How To" piece where they explain how to catch a leprechaun, including the directions for buildin
This STEM project's objective is for students to design and build a leprechaun trap using simple machines from found or re-purposed items.
This is the perfect project for meaningfully integrating the St. Patrick's Day holiday theme into your classroom. Your students will have
March STEM Challenge is a fun and engaging way to teach science, technology, engineering, and math skills. Students learn to think critically and design their own leprechaun traps using what they know about simple machines collaboratively. This March-themed activity provide students opportunities t
This fun holiday set includes an informational PowerPoint slideshow about leprechaun legends. The slideshow also guides children to use critical thinking and engineering design strategies to design their own leprechaun traps. To supplement the reading, you will find writing materials including word
This lesson includes:
- a STEM foldable for students to complete
-a page for students to draw a diagram of their project
- parent letter with CCSS and supply wishlist
- leprechaun sighting evidence notes
- leprechaun notes (Can't catch me, etc.)
- leprechauns in all sizes to place inside the traps
A super fun and creative set of sheets to use on St. Patrick's Day! Students must build a leprechaun trap and then write about how their leprechaun ended up in the trap. There is also a facebook page layout for the leprechaun as well as I-Phone texts and a twitter page for the "leprechaun" to fill
You little lads and lassies will so enjoy creating a Leprechaun Trap to trap a real, live leprechaun. Rumor has it that if one lucky enough to catch a leprechaun one will be blessed with good luck and gold treasure.
This pack includes 6 notes from a friendly leprechaun which encourage students to be creative in their attempts to catch him. There are detailed instructions for each card, so that teachers can easily prepare the materials to be left by the leprechaun. This set also contains four charts which ask s
Perfect for St. Patrick's Day, be sure to buy it in time to plan this event in your class!
This is a great in class activity where students use the project approach to build a leprechaun trap.
In small groups, students will use different materials to build a trap that could catch a leprechaun.
It's St. Patrick's Day! Who doesn't love a great leprechaun trap? This emergent reader and centers will be a great companion to your St. Patrick's Day activities! Here is what you get:
Common Core Alignments
Leprechaun Trap Emergent Reader (color)
Leprechaun Trap Emergent Reader (black and white
Have your students build leprechaun traps for St. Patrick's Day with the help of this product.
1. Letter to Parents
2. My Leprechaun Trap Plan
3. My Leprechaun Trap Results
4. My Leprechaun Trap Rating
5. A Note from Mr. Leprechaun
6. If a leprechaun gave me three wishes I would wish...
Engineering a Leprechaun Trap is a STEM-oriented (but usable in any style learning environment) part of our engineering activities geared towards elementary level students. In preparation for Saint Patrick's Day, help students create a trap for a nosy Leprechaun who has been sneaking into your class
STEM challenge activities are so much fun. But, finding the time to incorporate design challenges into your curriculum can be difficult. The St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun Trap Design Challenge is part of the STEM with CLOSE READING series. It seamlessly allows you to tie together the curriculum by
No self-respecting leprechaun can resist a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow—but any leprechaun who tries to get yours will end up in your leprechaun trap!
Your students will love making their own little leprechaun trap with this file. You choose whether to print the three-page pattern in full c
Designing Leprechaun Traps Includes:
-QR Codes - about leprechauns (1 video), how to build a leprechaun trap (4 videos) - 1 black and white, 1 color
-Printable Leprechaun for Brainstorm Web - 1 black and white, 1 color
• As a class, we brainstormed what we know about leprechauns.
This project is such a fun and engaging way to supplement any Saint Patrick's Day lesson or unit!
Paper bag books make a wonderful keepsake and can be assembled quite easily! These books can even be kept in your students desks as a way for them to reread or to share with other students!
This lesson guides elementary students through the engineering design process as they imagine and build a leprechaun trap. Students will also practice critical writing when they reflect on the design process.
The three-page lesson, created by Jennine Zepeda, introduces or reinforces STEM concepts
This game of BUMP will keep your sweeties having fun while working on their sight words. This resource includes all the words on the Preschool Dolch list.
This resource is low prep and high engagement! It includes 4 game boards, matching spinners, and the directions to play.
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Your students will LOVE trying to build traps to trap a tricky leprechaun!
This is an engaging project to reinforce engineering to your class. This project can be use in kindergarten or up to upper elementary!
This activity packet includes planning worksheets (for a group or individual traps), le
Students will have so much fun learning about a pulley simple machine by building their own Leprechaun Traps! This packet includes several writing pieces to help students increase their skills in narrative and opinion writing. A parent letter is included to request materials.
This product includes
Your students will enjoy these fun St. Patrick’s Day activities! Students will make a leprechaun trap, write about how they would spend the day with a leprechaun and make a St. Patrick’s Day hat to wear. The activities included are:
• Leprechaun Trap Craft: Students will make a leprechaun trap t
Do you have your students construct Leprechaun traps? It is a BLAST!! I let them construct their traps before lunch and then they come back to a BIG mess! They can follow the clues to find the POT OF GOLD (Pot of Gold candy).
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This animated St. Patrick's Day PowerPoint will guide your students to understanding all about leprechauns! They will learn what a leprechaun is, the origins of leprechauns, and how leprechauns have evolved over time. Includes legends about leprechauns, the characteristics of leprechauns, and severa
If you're building Leprechaun Traps, this is the perfect compliment to plan & document the process. Students will list the materials they will use, illustrate & label their traps, describe how their traps work using first, next, last, and share their results after traps have been set &
This unit has informative, explanatory, and opinion writing projects all that lead up to the fun, culmination of making a leprechaun trap!
The unit includes:
Text type posters: informative, explanatory, opinion
Mentor (paired texts) for kids to learn from and use as models for writing
This is the individual “Leprechaun Maker Station” activity from my Centers for the Month of March Pack. The student’s challenge is to create a leprechaun trap to catch a leprechaun using random items found in the classroom or donated from families (empty toilet paper/paper towel rolls, empty cereal/
This adorable, fun and educational project reviews Simple Machines, explains a project in which children create a Leprechaun Trap using Simple Machines, contains a grading rubric and includes websites as resources to extend learning. Writing is incorporated into the project when students are asked
St. Patrick's Day is here and it is time to find some Leprechauns! What better way then to create a trap! Will it work?
Readers Theater is an excellent way to help students build reading fluency and comprehension! Students are assigned parts and need to follow closely along in order to keep up with
This game of BUMP will keep your sweeties having fun while working on their sight words. This resource includes all the words on the First Grade Dolch list.
This resource is low prep and high engagement! It includes 5 game boards, matching spinners, and the directions to play.
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This is a parent letter explaining how our classroom has a pesky leprechaun that the students need to catch! This letter explains to parents what a leprechaun trap is, and how to make one. It also states that their child’s trap should be made so it can travel to school (on the bus if needed) and s
Lucky you! You're students will experience a project that they'll remember for years to come. Making a Leprechaun Trap will be one of the highlights of the year for your elementary aged students. Provide them with a strawberry basket and the templates in this Tool Kit, and watch them go! You'll
Do your students love St. Patrick’s Day? Are you looking for a way to extend their creative thinking? Then this challenge is for you! Using a picture book along with an engineering challenge is a great way to introduce young students to real world problem solving while using 21st century skills. Stu
This STEM and Leprechaun writing craftivity includes:
The Engineering Design Process Printable
Graphic organizers to help students work their way through the process step by step
Leprechauns to trap
How to writing graphic organizers
How to final draft paper
During the month of March, students love to create traps to catch the pesky leprechauns that come around. Have students write a well developed paragraph about their trap by utilizing this Step-Up Paragraph Packet.
Our paragraph packets are designed to guide primary students through each step of th
This printable is designed to help your students plan, build, and describe a "leprechaun trap" of their own making. It provides an opportunity for them to reflect on their own work. It also includes a letter to parents to help collect materials to build their contraptions! It combines problem solvin