How to Catch a Leprechaun (with Printable Trap Activities)
Crafts - January 28, 2024

This year, try not to miss out on having all those treasures and coins on St. Patrick’s Day. That’s why try to learn how to catch the little leprechaun who has all the treasures. This blog post offers you various ideas of activities to grab all St. Patrick’s Day fun by which you can easily make your own leprechaun trap. All of them are leprechaun activities with ton of fun that makes kids have a great time.                           

March 17th, St. Patrick’s Day, is going to be full of much fun and enthusiasm. From leprechaun bait gift tags to homemade leprechaun trap ideas and printable activities, the holiday will definitely be an occasion of family gatherings and kids network, thanks to fun St. Patrick’s Day craft.                      

St. Patrick’s Day and Leprechauns

You might wonder how St. Patrick’s Day relates to leprechauns. Well, the legend proposes that leprechauns are generally active the night before St. Patrick’s Day. These stinky sneakers want to make sure that their coins and treasures are well-protected in their leprechaun house.                

A Trap to Catch a Leprechaun

Now, we come to the most important chapter of our story, namely how to catch a leprechaun. In order to capture a leprechaun and claim its treasures, you need to make some well-constructed traps.

Ideas of Trap Activities for Teachers                


You can find some fun ideas in the affiliate links below. These are basically some of the most favorite St. Patrick’s Day activities. In fact, there is abundance of free printables for St. Patrick’s Day in the list. Printable St. Patrick’s Day stuff is a great activity to catch these magical little guys with a DIY leprechaun trap.                        

Teachers can also benefit from these special day printables. Alongside working on students’ critical thinking through literacy activities and math skills, teachers can encourage students to make their own traps to catch that sneaky leprechaun. How can they do so?

Writing Activities

Whether you’re a school teacher or an instructor at one of the literacy centers, a great way is to make lesson plans of a few writing activities or literacy skills. A fun way could be providing students with writing prompts inspired by St. Patrick’s day books. So check out the links down there for inspiration.

You can start the writing activity with your dear story book companions by presenting numerous sight words from fiction books. After that, you can implement procedural writing with a leprechaun worksheet about the different ways of creating a leprechaun trap. This activity fits better with older students.

Mathematical Skills

As for younger students, you can plan a math activity or maybe some digital activities that teach students how to trap a pesky leprechaun. The activities can be a sight word game or a leprechaun activity with clear step-by-step instructions of how to make that trap. 


Another leprechaun trap project can be similar to those read alouds. The best way is to ask students to get a fun book, a holiday book , or an adorable book about how to catch a leprechaun such as the one by Adam Wallace. Each student reads a full page and gives an oral summary of its content. Then, the teacher records students’ great ideas of a perfect trap to catch the mischievous leprechaun in an anchor chart.   

“How to Catch a Leprechaun” Activities at Home

In the listed links below, you will find some St. Patrick’s Day crafts that keep all family members occupied. This is my plan for next year. I’m going to engage my kids in such interesting projects by having a pot of gold crafts. I surely have to get some materials as pipe cleaners, hot glue gun, green paper, toilet green, or green construction paper, cotton balls, popsicle sticks, or any other craft supplies.    

Now, all of us, teachers, parents, or any others, are ready to locate leprechauns’ different homes and have these tiny creatures get into our trap doors with some soapy water around them. Then, we will have good luck by obtaining their treasures.

Finally, in order to go through a rainbow slide or a rainbow path and reach the end of a rainbow to snap the lucky charms, you have to catch the leprechaun. These links will definitely lead you into a working leprechaun trap that will grant you the best of luck.                                                                                                                                                                    

How to Catch a Leprechaun (with Printable Trap Activities)

This year, St. Patrick's Day will be more fun with these activities that will make it easier for you to make a trap to catch a leprechaun.

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