Well, it happened again this year…the leprechauns broke into our classroom and left us a mess, along with some goodies, for St. Patrick’s Day! The children were super excited and spent a good 10 mins running around the room laughing and screaming with delight! Too cute! All the green toys were out and had been played with and enjoyed. All of our green crayons and markers had been used on the green paper we’d had in our room. And the blue and yellow paint we’d used for our art project had been used and nice green paintings were left on a table. Not to mention our blocks (which are kept in a green box) were spilled out all over the rug! Our foam shamrocks that we use for sorting were sprinkled all over the floor! And two tiny, green leprechaun hats were left in our room along with some green cookies and a shamrock pin with each child’s initial in gold glitter!
After cleaning up the mess they’d left for us we decided to go hunt down those pesky leprechauns to return the hats and ask them why they left such a mess in out room! And, as you might already know, you can’t go on a Leprechaun Hunt without first making a pair of Leprechaun Finders! To make our Finders we stapled two toilet paper tubes together, attached some green cellophane to one end and a piece of green yarn to the other so it could hang around our neck, and then decorated them with green markers and shamrock stickers!
After completing our Leprechaun Finders we went on a walk around our school to see if we could find some Leprechauns! Try as we might, we didn’t see any! Imagine our disappointment! We looked in, under, and around things and came up empty! They children concluded that leprechauns are REALLY good hiders! 🙂
It was a fun day full of excitement! The children told everyone they saw about how they leprechauns broke into our room while were were sleeping at night and played with everything and left a mess! And they showed off their pins like they were treasure! They were super excited that the leprechauns knew their names and put the right letter on their pin! It was a great day – one we won’t soon forget!