What's great about Catching Leprechauns: A St. Patrick's Day Tradition is that it encourages your kids to use their imagination to build a leprechaun trap. 

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Read the book with your kids, pointing out the various places in your home where leprechauns might be caught. 


Gather supplies around your house: shoeboxes, string, sticks, etc. 

Research and learn

Research trapping mechanisms and encourage your kids to use their imagination to build a trap.

help spread the magic

In the days leading up to St. Patrick's Day, you can leave "traces" that leprechauns have been to your house.


Encourage your kids to create a map to track the signs of the leprechauns and/or plan the placement of their trap(s).

set the stage

The night before St. Patrick's Day, your kids should set up their trap(s). 

Awake to riches

Your kids may awake to a treat or riches left by a leprechaun in his effort to free himself from the trap.