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This St. Patrick’s Day, why not add some STEM to your celebration? Get in the festive spirit by creating some rainbow-themed experiments, building leprechaun traps, or exploring the science of shamrocks. With STEM activities, you can combine fun and learning in a way that’s perfect for the luckiest day of the year. So break out your green goggles and let your creativity soar! With STEM, the possibilities are endless, and who knows what kind of magic you might discover. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

St. Patrick’s Day Books

Pete the Cat: The Great Leprechaun Chase is a fun and charming St. Patrick’s Day adventure. With colorful illustrations and a catchy rhyming story, Pete and his friends set out to catch a mischievous leprechaun. It’s a perfect read-aloud book that will have kids singing and dancing along with Pete. A must-read for St. Patrick’s Day!

Three ways to Trap a Leprechaun by Tara Lazar – I talked about this books last year but I just love it so much!it is another great book by Tara Lazar! It’s a fun and exciting little story about determination. A delightful picture book about problem-solving. I know they say not to judge a book by it’s cover but this story is as fun as the the cover is beautiful. My picture doesn’t do it justice. The rainbow sparkles and the coins shine! My kids are obsessed with this book right now. If you like to check out more Tara Lazar books chick HERE for more books and Free Printables.

“How to Trap a Leprechaun” is a fun and imaginative read that’s perfect for anyone who loves a good St. Patrick’s Day story. With its colorful illustrations and playful storyline, this book captures the magic and mischief of the holiday in a way that’s sure to delight both kids and adults alike. Whether you’re looking for a fun read-aloud book to share with your family or a lighthearted gift for a friend, “How to Trap a Leprechaun” is a must-have for any St. Patrick’s Day celebration!

How to Catch a Leprechaun” is a delightful and whimsical read that captures the magic and mischief of St. Patrick’s Day. The story follows a clever and mischievous Leprechaun as he outwits a group of children who are trying to catch him. With its colorful illustrations and playful storyline, this book is a fun read for kids of all ages and is sure to spark the imagination. Overall, “How to Catch a Leprechaun” is a perfect addition to any St. Patrick’s Day celebration!

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Leprechaun Trap Craft

Building leprechaun traps can offer several benefits, including:

  1. Encouraging creativity and imagination: Designing and building a leprechaun trap allows children to exercise their creativity and use their imaginations. They can experiment with different materials and designs, and come up with unique ways to catch a leprechaun.
  2. Promoting problem-solving skills: Building a leprechaun trap requires problem-solving skills, such as planning, trial and error, and critical thinking. Children can learn valuable skills while having fun in the process.
  3. Fostering family bonding: Building a leprechaun trap can be a fun family activity that promotes bonding and teamwork. Children and parents can work together to design and build the trap, creating lasting memories and strengthening family relationships.
  4. Celebrating cultural traditions: Building a leprechaun trap is a fun way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and the traditions associated with it. It allows children to learn about Irish folklore and culture in an engaging and interactive way.

Overall, building a leprechaun trap can be a fun and educational activity that promotes creativity, problem-solving, family bonding, and cultural appreciation. It’s a great way to make lasting memories and have fun with your loved ones.

Materials Ideas

  1. A cardboard box or similar container to serve as the base of the trap.
  2. Craft materials such as construction paper, markers, paint, paint sticks, sequins, glitter, or any other craft supplies you’d like to use to make the trap festive and attractive to leprechauns.
  3. Scissors, tape, and glue to assemble the trap and attach the decorations.
  4. Small objects to act as bait, such as gold coins or shiny beads, to lure the leprechaun into the trap.
  5. Optional items such as string, wire, or popsicle sticks to create mechanisms that will trap the leprechaun.
  6. Festive Decorations – Stickers, lights, ribbons, Leprechauns to test traps, plastic cauldron, coins, etc.

Remember to have fun and get creative with your materials, as the more imaginative and enticing the trap is, the more likely it is to catch a leprechaun!

St. Patrick’s Science Experiment:

Fizzy Rainbow

This St. Patrick’s Day, add some sparkle to your science with a fun and festive STEM experiment! Create colorful chemical reactions, explore the properties of rainbows, or mix up some magical potions. With STEM, you can combine science and St. Patrick’s Day in a way that’s sure to amaze and delight. So put on your goggles and let the fun begin! Happy experimenting!


Baking soda


Gel food coloring


Shamrock trays

plastic cauldron

Freeze for a couple hours

Place Shamrocks into pots with coins.
Use measuring cups or syringes to poor in vinegar

Snack Time

Looking for a fun and festive way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Why not whip up some delicious and colorful St. Patrick’s Day themed snacks! From shamrock-shaped cookies to green-colored popcorn, the possibilities are endless. Get creative and let your imagination run wild! And don’t forget to add some rainbow-colored treats for that extra touch of magic. With St. Patrick’s Day snacks, you can satisfy your cravings and add some fun to your celebration. So put on your apron and get ready to taste the rainbow! Happy snacking!


Graham cracker 

Green Frosting 

Sour Rainbow candy 

Little brownie bites


Yellow sprinkles 

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