Our next holiday, St. Patrick’s Day, is right around the corner. I was looking for some creative ideas for that theme, and came across a fun concept – trying to trap a leprechaun. If you teach students in higher grades, you could really get into some math and physics with this challenge. Pretend there is a leprechaun hiding in your classroom, and see if the students can deduce from clues (footprints in the soil of a plant, for example) his approximate height and weight. Or, just bring a bunch of supplies to class and see who could build the most clever trap. This would spark some great writing activities, as well. Here are a few links to spark your imagination: To Catch a Leprechaun, Leprechaun Traps, Leprechaun Trap Cake. And, if you are interested in some more creative thinking activities for next month, you can also download my March S.C.A.M.P.E.R. packet here.
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