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 students to make a prediction about their traps, and what the leprechaun will do the next day. This is a great activity to encourage creativity, critical thinking, and cause and effect, while exploring basic STEM principles. This product is also available as part of the Preschool St. Patrick's Day Bundle
The 6 notes from the leprechaun are for 6 separate days, the project should begin a week before St. Patrick's day, when the leprechaun asks the students to decorate the classroom with green artwork.
The second day, the leprechaun asks the class to attempt to catch him using basic supplies like popsicle sticks and pipe cleaners. This gives students the opportunity to get creative, and test their own perseverance and logic.
On the third day, the leprechaun notes that the simple traps were not strong enough, and he asks the children to draw out their plans for a more detailed trap, encouraging the students to think critically and problem solve.
On the fourth day the leprechaun brings supplies that the students will need to put their traps together.
On the fifth day the leprechaun reminds the students that they will need to leave him a treat to get him to stay, requesting that the students be creative, and come up with an idea of a treat that would entice a leprechaun.
Finally, on St. Patrick's Day the leprechaun sneaks the treats out of the traps, but leaves one for the students.
This activity is a great way to get children to practice their problem solving, teamwork, and persistence, all while celebrating a fun holiday. The prediction tables included ask children to think ahead and make a decision about the unknown, which can be difficult for some children, but learning the outcome of their predictions the next day makes the task even more fun. Extend the learning with my St. Patrick's Day Basic Scientific Observations set