My daughter absolutely loves St. Patrick’s Day. It’s not because of any particular food (although she does like corned beef!) or because she likes the color green….it’s the fun Leprechaun tricks that get her every year.
Ever since she first learned about St. Patrick’s Day in preschool, she has become fascinated with leprechauns and the sneaky little tricks that they play on unsuspecting people every year.
Last year, in first grade, she had a wonderful teacher that went above and beyond to make school super fun for all of her students. Every holiday had a special project or treat, but St. Patrick’s Day was probably the most fun because the students never knew what their classroom would look like when they arrived at school each day.
After all the leprechaun talk coming home from school, I decided to have the little guy pay a visit to our house for a few nights. His shenanigans were a big hit with our kids, so I thought I would pass them along, so that you could have some St. Patrick’s Day fun with your kids 🙂
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The first night of his visit, our little leprechaun didn’t make too much of a mess. He just decided to get into the refrigerator and turn our milk green. When the kids got up for school that next morning, they just couldn’t get over the fact that an actual leprechaun had done such a cool trick to them!
My daughter was so excited over it that she insisted on taking the (mostly empty) milk container to school so that she could show her teacher and friends.
Over the next several nights, the leprechaun decided to get a little bit naughty and made a few big messes around the house. One night, he went into the kids’ rooms and pulled out the clothes from the dresser. On a different night, he took out all their toys in the playroom and played with them.
We all knew it was the leprechaun because he always left a few sparkly 4-leaf clovers around. I think he bought them at the dollar store 😉
The final night of his visit, our little friend decided that he had done enough tricks and wanted to apologize to the kids by leaving a little bit of his golden coins for them. You can imagine their happy surprise when they discovered that the coins had chocolate inside 🙂 Unfortunately, Mom forgot all about taking a picture!
I hope you all have a Happy St. Patrick’s Day and that the little leprechauns don’t cause too much trouble at your house!