They've been coming and going for centuries, those crazy leprechauns—especially on St. Patrick's Day. They might leave shamrocks on the kitchen floor, or turn your lemonade green, or show up on your pillow and leave you “leprechaun gold.” But in all that hullabaloo, one of those leprechauns has gotten lost! Here's a game your third grader can play with a friend to help locate the poor lost guy. There's also a great learning twist: in order to win, she'll have to practice using the compass rose, a key social studies concept which is the basis for all maps, and the naming of coordinates, a fundamental math skill. So check out our directions below, and get ready for a “lucky” learning day.
What You Need:
- Lost Leprechaun grid (download here)
- Two or more curious third graders