Leprechaun Traps-A STEM Activity

My students had a blast making these leprechaun traps. They brought in recyclable items from home and then worked in partner groups to build their traps. We discussed how they needed a way for the leprechaun to enter the traps and how their traps would close or keep the leprechaun from escaping.

Here are some books that I read to the class.

We also have been working on this book. The students love the real photos and singing about the clever leprechaun. There is a colored version and a black and white one for the students to write in. There are ideas included on ways to use the empty boxes next to the real photos. There are also questions in the back of the book. I encourage the students to use the book to find their answers. Now on sale for $2!

The last question in the book tells them to draw where the leprechaun’s gold is. I love seeing their pictures of what they come up with.

This was one of the favorite traps because the box closed when the stick was hit. Some of the students argued that the leprechaun would be able to slip in and out around the stick.

The students thought this was a good design. You would have to be there to pull the door closed though.

This partner group thought the glitter would attract the leprechaun and the leprechaun would get stuck on the tape.

This group had a great idea of the leprechaun following the arrows and then the trap coming down on him.

I was just so impressed with all these clever ideas and the discussion this activity generated. It always amazes me what students will create on their own!

We also have Lucky Leprechaun Scoot games on sale for a $1 at our new store and we have a special deal for you! We are looking to launch a new Scoot Landing Page and we want your help in making our Scoot games even better! So, if you purchase a Scoot game from our new store, and email us what you think at soltrain.learning@gmail.com, we will send you a Scoot game for free! If you leave us a kind review at our store, we will also send you a free game! What would you like to see in our Scoot games that you aren’t seeing or what theme would you like a Scoot game in? We really appreciate your help!

Enjoy St.Patrick’s Day!



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