First graders love magic, especially if it comes on a holiday and even more if it's connected to “treasure.” So it's not surprising that leprechaun lore is a big hit in March, when St. Patrick's Day rolls around. This hunt for leprechaun gold is so much fun, kids won’t even realize they’re working their reading muscles at the same time. Invite a friend or two, or get help from a couple of siblings who like a sweet adventure.
What You Need:
- A “treasure” (gold chocolate coins are a classic favorite, but you can also use a small toy, dried fruit, or some other surprise)
- Several Sheets of yellow or goldenrod card stock or construction paper
- A pack of round gold “medallion” stickers, at least 1-1/2” in diameter
- A black sharpie marker
- Scissors (creative edging ones are a special plus)