Lesson Plan

Leprechaun Traps

What says St. Patrick’s Day more than leprechauns? After reading a story, get students to use recycled materials to make their their own leprechaun traps. They will use the story's setting as inspiration for their projects!
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to use their knowledge of a story’s setting to create a leprechaun trap.


(5 minutes)
  • Ask students if they’ve ever heard of St. Patrick’s Day and if so, what they know about the holiday.
  • Explain that St. Patrick’s Day is a celebration of Irish culture. Show students where Ireland is on the map or globe.
  • Tell students that on St. Patrick’s Day, people celebrate Irish culture by wearing green and eating traditional food like corned beef and cabbage. Tell students that other symbols of St. Patrick’s Day are clovers (or shamrocks) and leprechauns. Leprechauns are mythical Irish fairies that like to dress in green and often act rascally.