How to Catch a Leprechaun Activities

With How to Catch a Leprechaun activities engage students in number sentences, punctuation, writing, and designing their own leprechaun trap prototype. The diverse set of activities are great for differentiated instruction, and support English Language Arts, Math, and STEM. 


Inspire young readers to play with language, practice math skills, and devise their own traps with the How to Catch a Leprechaun activities. These low and no-prep activities engage students in English Language Arts skills like parts of speech, story elements, character traits, and grammar. The Math activities make counting, number identification, and algorithms fun! The STEM activity engages students in designing their own leprechaun trap prototype. 

As a result of the included activities, students will be able to:

  • make predictions before reading.
  • trace, color, and illustrate symbols of St. Patrick’s Day.
  • create their own leprechaun character.
  • practice letter formation.
  • write about story elements.
  • brainstorm a leprechaun trap.
  • determine character traits.
  • create an acrostic puzzle.
  • respond to writing prompts.
  • practice ending punctuation.
  • sort rhyming words.
  • determine vocabulary definitions and parts of speech.
  • write about St. Patrick’s Day.
  • count, add, and multiply numbers.
  • share lucky moments. 
  • build a leprechaun trap.
  • reflect on and respond to comprehension questions and writing prompts.

These activities can be used by the whole group, at stations or centers, or provide student choice. They’re perfect for differentiation and focusing on specific learning goals and skills. 

About the Book

After much thought, the How to Catch crew have planned the perfect trap. Surely shamrocks, pots of gold, and rainbows will snag that leprechaun! Is this the time they’ll finally catch the leprechaun? This fun picture books inspires giggles galore as the watch the shenanigans the kids try to trap a leprechaun. Buy the book.

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