Need a creative writing prompt for St. Patrick's Day?
Try out my free St. Patrick's Day story starter (about a leprechaun) to help get your kiddos writing. Click here to download your copy.
And to inspire them for this story, why not have your littles make a fun leprechaun trap out ordinary items found around the house?
To get my students excited about St. Patrick's Day as well as to give them ideas to write about, I would give them the opportunity to create leprechaun traps and bring them in on St. Patrick's Day. We would set the traps out around the classroom and see if we could catch anything.
Above is the letter I would send home to parents about the traps. I always made this an optional assignment, but never had a student not participate. I taught first grade, but I think even upper elementary students would enjoy this project if you connect it up to creative writing. In the picture above you can see a couple of the cute traps that some of my former students made. To download your free parent letter about the leprechaun trap, just click here. Click here to get your free leprechaun trap parent letter to send home with your students. March is the perfect time to talk about plants and a fun way to do that is to plant "leprechaun hair." I would have my firsties save their milk cartons from lunch for a couple of days. Then I would wash those out and get them ready for the leprechaun hair. We would draw small leprechaun faces and glue them onto the milk cartons, but we made the leprechauns bald. Next we would add the soil and grass seed. Then we would water the "hair" and put the leprechauns in the window. They loved watching their leprechaun friends grow hair. You can see a picture of our bald friends above. I made a little poem to go on the back of the leprechaun, which we named "Bob." Now is the perfect time to start growing some "hair" in time for St. Patrick's Day. You can get your leprechaun poem freebie by clicking here or on the picture above.
16 bookmarks...8 color and 8 black and white bookmarks for your kiddos to color. Get them here on my TpT store for $2.00.