St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated in our home each year with trying to trap a leprechaun. A leprechaun is a type of fairy in Irish folklore. It is usually depicted as a little bearded man, wearing a coat and hat, who partakes in mischief. They are solitary creatures who spend their time making and mending shoes and have a hidden pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
To catch a Leprechaun is no easy task. They’re quick, smart, and have magically powers to vanish into thin-air but they can be caught. Make sure you research how to catch them.
It is believed that if you’re lucky enough to catch a leprechaun he’ll grant you 3 wishes to be released but be careful, making the wrong wish could results in a life time of bad luck.
Our children are always looking out at rainbows when they appear, while wondering how far it would be to get to the end and find the leprechauns magic pot of gold.
But, on this special day, they create tiny traps out of boxes, string or anything they can find to try and catch them. They put some serious thought and time into their projects, as these little tricksters are sneaky. They tend to trip the trap each time and make a mess everywhere in the room. It makes the kids giggle since these little guys are always playing tricks and doing shenanigans.
Celebrate your day of green with one of these ideas:
- grab a Shamrock Shake at McDonald’s or make your own mint smoothie
- have Lucky Charms cereal for breakfast
- scatter the house and yard with gold coins
- make a tricky limerick poem scavenger hunt
- make treats with rainbow licorice or Jello
- create a traditional Irish meal for dinner (Irish Soda Bread, Irish Stew, etc.)