First of all, Happy St. Patrick's Day to All!! Hope you are wearing your green with pride and keeping watch for leprechauns and pots of gold!
When we lived in Alberta, the kids in grade one, brought home a note, letting the parents know that for their "building" unit they were to make a Leprechaun trap AT HOME!! and bring it to school to see if they could catch the Leprechaun they had there. As a parent this was a crazy request, not only did I have to help come up with some materials and direction, but the kids thought this had to be done every year after!! St. Patrick's Day became another holiday of treats and sneaking around. On our way home from the Crystal Palace (an amusement park) last night @7:30, with a 2 1/2 hour drive ahead of us, Mackenzie says, "I have to make my trap so we can catch the leprechaun tonight!" (it didn't happen) But to the teacher who came up with what seemed like a great idea at the time, Thanks so much!
They don't do that here in the East. Mackenzie said she mentioned it at school and got some pretty strange looks!
Okay really, it was fun to create something with the kids. I am always amazed at what they come up with. And it does add some magic to things! Of course the Leprechaun ALWAYS gets away, but leaves a note explaining how he got out and some "gold" coins. Every year it gets harder to come up with how he/she escaped! One year it was slicing through the cardboard, I guess he was carrying a sword of some kind! The next year the kids used a tin can... This year, we are having green pancakes for supper and calling it good! But if you are looking for something to do besides watching the T.V, there just might be some little leprechaun who needs catching!
Hope you have a Magical day! I plan to!