Help! The leprechaun is stuck in a pot of gold and needs your help saving him! We love celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a fun leprechaun craft! This topsy turvy leprechaun invites kids to get creative with their writing as they piece together their craft. Use this craft to decorate your bulletin board this March and help kids with their writing and fine motor skills. Keep reading to learn about some fun ways to use this activity.
Use the Leprechaun Craft to Motivate Writers
Kids don’t always love writing. Something about holding a pencil and using their brain power to sound out words is frustrating. Finding ways to make writing fun is a helpful way to motivate kids to write. Get their creative juices flowing with these funny St. Patrick’s Day writing prompts. This Leprechaun Craft comes with 6 prompts and you can of course use blank paper as well to come up with your own. The prompts included are:
- I feel lucky when…
- Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
- If the leprechaun was stuck in a pot of gold, I would…
- I am lucky because…
- If I caught a leprechaun, I would…
- How to catch a leprechaun
Instead of attaching a writing piece, kids are welcome to attach the green ribbon and shamrock as decoration.
Depending on your child’s age and abilities, let them write and sound out their own words. Record the words for younger students who may not be able to write on their own.
Kids will love seeing their hard work displayed on the bulletin board, windows, classroom doors, and walls! They love showing their family and classmates which leprechaun and writing piece is theirs.
How To Use This Leprechaun Craft
The leprechaun craft is an easy to prep and assemble craft that celebrates St. Patrick’s Day and the incoming of spring.
The download comes with printable templates. Print onto plain white paper or colored cardstock. Cut and trace the templates onto colored cardstock or print directly onto construction paper. The pieces are easy to cut, so let kids practice their fine motor skills before assembling.
There are step-by-step instructions for completing the craft and assembly. Once the craft is complete, kids can add their own writing piece or ribbon and shamrock. That’s it! It’s ready to display for everyone to see.
Other Ways to Use the Craft
How else can I use this craft? I’m sure you can come up with plenty of bulletin board ideas and have your own list of St. Patrick’s Day read alouds to add, but here are some of mine just in case.
Some of our favorite books include:
- How to Trap a Leprechaun by Emma Randall
- Pete the Cat: The Great Leprechaun Chase by James Dean
- How to Catch a Leprechaun by Adam Wallace
- The Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover by Lucilla Collandro
- The Night Before St. Patrick’s Day by Natasha Wing
Read your favorite story, model how to complete the leprechaun craft and writing activity, and then hang the finished pieces up to celebrate! The crafts are perfect for March, St. Patrick’s Day and learning about the letters L for leprechaun or P for a pot of gold!
I would love to see how you use these leprechaun crafts! Be sure to leave me a comment below.
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