You know the story. Trap a Leprechaun and he (or she!) will turn over their pot of gold to you! But Leprechauns are tricky! You need a game plan. And you need to be prepared for a few tricks!
At our house we start setting traps for the pesky Leprechaun in the beginning of March. We make our trap (directions for our trap here.) and try luring him with a shiny, gold chocolate coin. Then it’s off to bed and hope to find something in our trap the next morning!
I’m not sure about at your house, but at our house it’s always the same thing. That sneaky Leprechaun always takes our bait…and avoids getting caught!!! Which always makes Mom a little annoyed because I ONLY buy the exact number of coins that we need. So this means I have to go to the store again to pick up some for the next night. Geez… :)
Not only does the Leprechaun take the coin, but he usually plays a trick! Last night was no exception!
The traps were laid….
Caleb even put a shiny red car our (which we thought was the perfect size for the Leprechaun!)
And Josh put out his DS. (Because Leprechauns love to play games!)
And his DS was covered in Shamrocks!
And so was the car!
I guess there is always tonight to try to trap them! I wonder what kind of tricks they will play tonight?
If the Leprechauns want to play at your house too….
Sometimes they leave fun things like
And after all the tricking…on St. Patrick’s day they always end up giving all the gold coins back! :)
If your Leprechaun would like to leave a note too you can print out some of these:
They are designed as 4X6. You can just save them on a flash drive and take them to your local Staples/Office Max and have them printed. (You can also email them directly to your store!) Our Leprechaun likes to write little notes on the back!
We will keep you posted on the rest of our Leprechaun run ins! If you have a Leprechaun in your house we would love to hear about it!
Check out what other tricks our Leprechaun has pulled:
We are linking here.