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 solving with creativity and functional writing.
Then, the night before St. Patrick's Day (or the Friday before) allow students to set up their traps! Who KNOWS what they will find! (My room is always a total mess- with green footprints and skittles everywhere!)
I always incorporate this with a study of Irish culture!